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Camping on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier offers some of the finest camping opportunities in the South.  Whether it’s a tent on a primitive campsite hugging the shoreline of the lake or a pad for your recreational vehicle, Lake Lanier has it all.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates 7 campgrounds with 482 campsites.  This includes 430 sites with water and electric hookups.  Most sites are waterfront and all have a picnic table fire ring, grill and lantern pole.  All campgrounds have beach areas, boat ramps and restrooms.  Most of our campgrounds also have showers, playgrounds, accessible sites and manned entry stations.

To make reservations, maps, campsite photos and see site availability, visit:


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Primitive campsites (tent site)



Campsite with hookups (tent site)



Campsite with 30 amp electricity and water hookups



Campsite with 50 amp electricity and water hookups



*Golden Age/Access cards to be replaced with the America the Beautiful Pass

Rules and Regulations

For an enjoyable visit, visitors entering U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated campgrounds at Lake Lanier should become familiar with the rules and regulations.  The following guidelines are intended to ensure orderly park operation, visitor safety and protection of the environment and public property.  Complete rules and regulations are posted at the entrances to all campgrounds and copies are available at the campground’s entry station.  View the complete rules and regulations: CFR 36, Part 327 (July 2001 version)

  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Registration:  All campers and their visitors must register at the park’s entry station. 
  • Campsite occupancy is limited to a maximum of 8 people and 3 vehicles. Due to limited parking only one camper trailer or motorhome is allowed per site.  All tents must be placed on the designated impact area. 
  • Visitors of registered campers must depart the campground by 9:30 p.m. or when the camper checks out prior to this time. 
  • Checkout time is 3:00 p.m.  An additional fee will be charged for late departure. 
  • Check in time for reservations are guaranteed after 4:00 PM.
  • Length of stay is no longer than 14 days during any 30 consecutive day period.
  • Minors:  Only adults (18 years or older) may rent a campsite.  Minors may not be left in the campground without adult supervision.
  • Motorized vehicles operated by visitors in the park must have a license tag and be operated by licensed drivers.  Vehicles may not be operated or parked off the roadway.
  • Garbage should be deposited in the dumpster.
  • Grey Water: The discharge of grey water and sewage is prohibited.  Please use the dump station.  
  • Park gates are locked from 10:30 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.  For emergencies please contact the park attendant at his trailer located next to the entry station.

  • Noise:  Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.  Unreasonable or excessive noise at any time is prohibited.

  • Pets must be kept on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length.  Pets are not allowed in restrooms, gatehouse, playgrounds, shelters or designated swim areas.

  • Fires must be confined in a designated fire ring or grill.  Only dead wood on the ground may be collected for firewood.  No chainsaws can be used.

  • Tents:  All tents must be placed on designated impact area.

  • Equipment: A camping unit or a tent must be set up and utilized overnight on each rented site.

  • Speed Limit is 10 mph.

 Complete rules and regulations are posted in the gatehouse of all campgrounds.


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