Morganton Point Campground


Area Status: Open

Morganton Point Recreation Area is the only developed campground located on the shoreline of Blue Ridge Lake, a 3,290 acre Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reservoir, near the town of Blue Ridge, GA. Morganton Point offers a wide arrange of recreation opportunities such as camping, picnicking, hiking, boating, skiing and fishing.

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Updated 6/13/24: Recent tests at the Morganton Point Recreation Area on Lake Blue Ridge, Fannin County, GA are within the water quality standards established by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for swimming. If next week’s test results continue to be within EPD standards, the 30 day test sample average will allow the Forest Service and FIND Outdoors to remove the advisory on swimming and wading at the beach area. Morganton Point Recreation Area is open for camping, picnicking, launching boats, and other recreational activities, and visitors may continue to use the beach until the advisory is removed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours 10pm – 7am.  
Reservations: Required-Sites 1-30 and Tent Walk-in Sites A-F, Call 1-877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov
Fees: Camping
Single sites and tent walk-in sites: $24/site/night
Single sites with electric: $31
Single sites with electric and water: $36/site/night
Double sites: $48

Day Use
$5.00/per person/day for 16+
$5.00 Boat Trailer and Launch

Pavilion: $40

 
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license, valid boating registration.
Open Season: Yearlong
Restrictions:
  • No alcoholic beverages in Campground and Day Use Areas
  • 14 day stay limit.
  • 2 vehicles per campsite, except for group sites (#9, #13) four vehicles are allowed. Boat trailers and self propelled campers count as a vehicle. All guest or visitors must park in day use area and pay parking fee.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
     
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 8 miles, or 15 minutes, in Blue Ridge, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Drinking water is provided by faucets centrally located in the campground
Restroom: 3 flush facilities, 2 with showers
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 for single family campsites (excluding hook-ups) and some day use fees. Click here for detailed information on passes!

Contact the campground at 706-374-1645 for information regarding a $50 for up to four people for a year CFIA Annual Pass for Swimming, Day Use areas and boat launches at concession areas.
Operated By: FIND Outdoors under permit by U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Please contact the Morganton Point Recreation Area at 706-374-1645 or the Blue Ridge Ranger District at 706-745-6928.
 

General Information

Directions:

From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA Hwy. 60; turn right and go 0.5 miles to stop sign. Turn left, go 1.5 miles to the town of Morganton, GA. In Morganton, turn right on Lake Drive for 1 mile.
 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

The 36 reservation sites have water and electrical hook-ups at each site, except 11 & 14 and tent walk-in sites A-F. Dump station available at the campground. Sites 31-37 are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All sites are a short walk to the lake.

  • 43 sites (2 group sites, 8 tent walk-in sites)
  • Paved boat ramp with parking
  • Designated beach area with a bath house
  • Picnic area (1 covered picnic pavilion)
  • 3 flush facilities, 2 with showers
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc)

RV Camping

The 36 reservation sites have water and electrical hook-ups at each site, except 11 & 14 and tent walk-in sites A-F. Dump station available at the campground.

Reservations are required at sites 1-30 and Tent Walk-in Sites A-F,
call 1-877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing for bass, crappie, etc. in the 3,290-acre lake is popular. Check State fishing regulations before fishing at www.gofishgeorgia.com.

Day Hiking

Trails within a 30 minute drive:

The Aska Trail System provides approximately 17.0 miles of recreational trails for bicyclists and hikers.

Picnicking

Picnickers have 13 picnic tables and a covered shelter to enjoy.
 

Boating - Motorized

A paved boat launch has two ramps and is located near the campground.

Swimming

No lifeguard on duty at lake; swimming in designated area only

Waterskiing

Water skiing is popular on Blue Ridge Lake.