Lake Sidney Lanier offers some of the best camping opportunities in the entire Southeast. 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.

To better serve you, the public, and ensure that the campgrounds maintain the high standards you expect, the US Army Corps of Engineers Lake Lanier Project has partnered with neighboring counties to manage these areas. The primary change will be the websites you visit to make your reservations:

For Duckett Mill, Old Federal, and Bolding Mill Campgrounds, please visit Hall County Camping Reservations at

For Sawnee Campground and Bald Ridge Creek Campground, visit Forsyth County Parks at

For Toto Creek Campground, visit Dawson County Recreation Reservations at

These changes in the reservation process are the only differences you’ll notice when you visit our beautiful lake and exceptional campgrounds.

Together with our county partners, we manage six campgrounds on Lake Lanier, featuring 427 campsites, including 393 sites with water and electric hookups. Most sites are waterfront, and all include a picnic table, fire ring, grill, and lantern pole.

All campgrounds offer beach areas, boat ramps, and restrooms. Most also provide showers, playgrounds, accessible sites, and manned entry stations.

All Army Corps campgrounds on Lake Sidney Lanier recognize the America The Beautiful (ATB) and Golden Passport* cards. The ATB Annual and Lifetime Senior Pass, Access Pass, Golden Age, and Golden Access passes will grant 50% off all campsite reservation fees**

Rules / Regulations

For an enjoyable visit, all campers 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. 

In addition to Title 36 Rules and Regulations, the following applies specifically to Campgrounds:

  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • All campers and their visitors must register at the park’s entry station.
  • Courtesy drive-throughs are permitted when the park is less than 75% capacity; during the summer, weekends are almost always closed to drive-throughs.
  • Campsite occupancy is limited to a maximum of 8 people and 3 vehicles.
  • Due to limited parking only one camper trailer or motor-home 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.
  • Check-out time is 1:00 p.m.  An additional fee will be charged for late departure.
  • Check-in time for reservations are guaranteed after 3:00 PM.
  • Length of stay is no longer than 14 days during any 30 consecutive day period.
  • Only adults (18 years or older) may rent a campsite.  Minors may not be left in the campground without adult supervision.
  • Motorized vehicles 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A camping unit or a tent must be set up and utilized overnight on each rented site.
  • Speed Limit is 10 mph.



Campgrounds Map

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