Lake Conasauga

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

view through gorgeouse fall foliage onto Lake Conasauga

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.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Lake Conasauga campground and picnic area will close for the season Friday, October 31 at noon.  The overflow and boat ramp will remain open until winter road closures prevent access to the top of the mountain.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites is on a first come, first served basis.
Fees $10 a night per site.  
Open Season: Mid-April - October 31
Restrictions: 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.
Closest Towns: 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.
Water: Drinking water available at hydrants located throughout the campground.
Restroom: Flush toilets centrally located.
Passes: The Interagency Senior and Access Passes and the Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted.  These passes entitle the holder to a 50% discount on camping fees. Click here for detailed information on passes!
Information Center: Please contact the Conasauga Ranger District office at 706-695-6736.

General Information


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.

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