Lake Winfield Scott Campground

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Lake Winfield Scott provides a great backdrop for a family photo on a sunny autumn afternoon.

Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area is a destination recreation location situated high in a mountain valley.  The recreation area offers  year-round recreation opportunities including camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming and hiking centered around the beautiful 18-acre lake.  The campground is divided into a north loop and a south loop.  Recent upgrades and renovations make Lake Winfield Scott a premier family recreation spot.  

The 2011 Fishing Rodeo was a blast. Check out the photos.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Camping-Limited Service (18 sites in north loop, no water or flush  toilet; vault facility open)
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours 10pm – 6am.  
Reservations: Required - South Loop, Cabin and Group site Only. Call
1-877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov
Fees Camping Full Service: 4/22/14 - 11/12/14
Single site: $18/site/night
Single site with water: $20/site/night
Single site with 50 amp electric and water: $30/site/night
Single site with 30 amp electric and water: $27/site/night
Double site: $30.00
Group Campsite: $45/night + reservation fee
Cabin Fees: $95/night + reservation fee.

Camping-Limited Service (18 sites in north loop, no water or flush  toilet; vault facility open): 1/1/14 - 4/21/14 and 11/13/14 - 4/21/15
Single site: $9.00
Double site: $15.00

Picnic Shelters 4/22/14 - 11/12/14
Large Picnic Shelter - $80 + reservation fee 
Small Picnic Shelter - $40 + reservation fee

Day Use Fee
$5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license required
Open Season: Yearlong - North Loop Only
Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets centrally located in the campground
Restroom: 3 flush facilities and 2 vault facilites
Passes: The Interagency Senior and Access Passes and the Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted. These passes entitle the pass holder to a 50% discount on camping and some day use fees.  Click here for detailed information on passes!

Contact the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association at (828) 884-5713 for information regarding a $30/vehicle/year CFIA Annual Pass for Swimming, Day Use areas and boat launches at concession areas.
Information Center: Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at
706-745-6928.

General Information

Directions:

From Blairsville, GA take U.S. 19/129 south for 10 miles; turn right on GA Hwy. 180 for 7 miles.


General Notes:

The 2011 fishing rodeo at Lake Winfield Scott was held on June 4th. Here are a few photos of some of the over 200 people who participated in angling for trout, catfish, perch, bream, and bass. What a great way to get outdoors, have some fun learning to fish, and make memories for years to come. This is where our appreciation for our natural resources and conservation begins.
Click here to view photos of the fishing rodeo.


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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

The Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area consists of 31 camping sites neatly arranged in two loops (north and south). There are no water or electric hook-ups or dump station available in the both loops.

  • Beach area
  • Carry down access at boat ramp
  • Showers
  • Flush and vault facilities 
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc)

The north loop is available for tent and RV camping and offers 17 sites on a first-come, first-serve basis one double site and one accessible site.

The south loop offers 14 campsites available for tent and RV camping and is available by reservation only.

Group Camping

Lake Winfield Scott offers a group camping area (4 campsites) which can accommodate up to 25 people and 8 vehicles. The group campsite shares the same sanitary facilities as the south camp loop. The group campsite cannot accommodate large RVs (tents and pop-ups only).

There are no water or electric hook-ups or dump station available in the group site

  • Beach area
  • Carry down access at boat ramp
  • Showers
  • Flush and vault facilities
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc) 

Cabin Rentals

Would you like to spend some quiet time in the north Georgia mountains? Imagine waking up in the morning and taking a short 2-minute walk to the lake to go fishing or just enjoy the scenery and feel closer to nature. The rustic cabin at scenic Lake Winfield Scott can be yours for a couple of days or up to 2 weeks. The rustic cabin is two stories with each floor being one large open room. The downstairs room serves as living, dining room, and kitchen.

  • Bathroom with shower 
  • 6 twin size beds
  • 3 double size beds
  • refrigerator
  • electric stove
  • microwave
  • assorted pots and pans, utensils, plates, glasses, cups, and flatware washer and dryer

Please note that bed and bath linens are not provided. There is a wood stove in the living room and electric heater in the bathroom. Wood is not provided. There is no telephone or television. Pets are not allowed.  12 person maximum occupancy and 4 vehicles.  


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