This beautiful 19-acre spring-fed lake resting near Grassy Mountain is the highest lake in Georgia. Families will enjoy camping in this quiet, rustic setting which offers cool summertime temperatures. Whether hiking to the Songbird Management area or to Grassy Mountain tower, fishing, or swimming, you will revel in this area rich in plants, birds and wildlife. Note: cell service is limited due to remoteness.
Route change due to road landslide closures: Access has recently improved --
From US Hwy 411: use FSR 630 (Mill Creek Road) to FSR 17 (West Cowpen Road). Vehicles hauling trailers or campers greater than 15 feet in length are discouraged from using this route beyond Hickey Gap Campground due to steep, winding and narrow roads.
From State Hwy 52: use Conasauga Road or Gates Chapel Road to FSR 68 (Potato Patch Road). Conasauga Road is the recommended route for vehicles hauling trailers or campers greater than 15 feet in length.
Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites is on a first come, first served basis.
$10 a night per site.
April 8 - October 31
Campsites are for 1 family or 5 adults. Site must be occupied first night of stay. Maximum two vehicles per campsite. 14 day limit. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Boats with electric motors only. Only street-legal vehicles may be driven in the campground. Quiet hours are observed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Alcohol is prohibited in the entire Lake Conasauga Recreation Area.
The nearest towns are Chatsworth, GA, approximately 24 miles to the southwest, and Ellijay, GA, roughly 22 miles to the southeast. Chatsworth and Ellijay both offer numerous restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations.
Drinking water available at hydrants located throughout the campground.
Please contact the Conasauga Ranger District office at 706-695-6736.
Take U.S. 411 north from Chatsworth for 4 miles to Eton. Turn right (east) at traffic light in Eton. Follow Forest Service Road 18 east for 10 miles, then turn left (northwest) on Forest Service Road 68 for 10 miles.