Lake Conasauga

Area Status: Open
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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: Portions of FS road 68 will be undergoing reconstruction beginning September 15 through October 1.  The closure will include the area between Holly Creek Gap all the way to the intersection with FS road 17.  Travelers will be affected Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The road section will be open evenings and weekends, but forest visitors are urged to use caution and good judgement travelling this route while it is under construction.  Alternative access to Lake Conasauga is available via Mill Creek Road (FS 630) and FS 17.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites is on a first come, first served basis.
Fees $10 a night per site.  
Open Season: April 11 - 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

Directions:

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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A developed campground situated near Lake Conasauga.

  • 31 campsites in two graveled loops with parking for two vehicles
  • 2 restrooms with sinks and flush toilets
  • Used as a stop-over for Cohutta Wilderness adventures
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern posts, etc). No showers, electricity or hook-ups.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.859610
  Longitude : 
-84.651350