Dockery Lake Recreation Area
Overlooking Dockery Lake and nestled deep within the mountains 12 miles north of Dahlonega, GA. Dockery Lake Recreation Area offers camping, picnicking and fishing for all ages. The Dockery Lake Campground is small and located right along the banks of Dockery Lake.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Open 24 hours a day. Quiet hours 10pm - 6am.|
|Reservations:||Reservations are not accepted. Occupancy of sites are on a first come, first serve basis.|
|Fees:||Peak Season: April 1 - October 31
$8.00 per night/site
Off Peak Season(no water): November 1 - January 1
$4.00 per night/site
Closed: January 2 - March 31
|Permit Info:||Georgia fishing license and trout license|
|Closest Towns:||The nearest town is approximately 12 miles, or 30 minutes, in Dahlonega, GA. Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.|
|Water:||Drinking water is provided by faucets centrally located in the campground|
|Restroom:||1 Flush Facility and 1 vault facility at the day use area|
|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.. Click here for detailed information on passes!|
|Information Center:||Please contact the Blue Ridge Ranger District office at
From Dahlonega, GA take GA Highway 60 north approximately 13 miles to Forest Service Road 654 on the right. Turn right, go 1.0 mile to campground.
From Blairsville, GA take U.S. 19/129 south for 10.0 miles, turn right on GA Highway 180. Go approximately 11.0 miles. Turn left on GA Highway 60, go 4.0 miles to Forest Service Road 654 on the left. Turn left, go 1.0 mile to campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
There are no water or electric hook-ups or dump station available in the campground.
- 11 camping sites (10 campsites and 1 campground host site)
- 1 flush facility in campground and 1 vault flush facility in day use area
- Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc)
Lake and Pond Fishing
In Dockery Lake designated trout waters - check State fishing regulations before fishing www.gofishgeorgia.com.
Lakeshore Trail - 0.5 mile easy loop around lake.
Dockery Lake Trail - 3.5 miles leads to the Appalachian Trail in Miller Gap.
Other trails within a 30 minute drive:
- The Appalachian Trail cross Hwy 60 at Woody Gap, approximately 2 miles north.
- The Benton MacKaye Trail crosses Hwy. 60 in two places, approximately 12 miles north.
For those looking to spend the day at Dockery Lake, six lakefront picnic sites are available. These picnic sites can be accessed from the day use parking lot.
Boating - Motorized
Dockery Lake - Carry down electric motors only
Alerts & Warnings
- Conasauga Ranger District target ranges go cashless
- Coleman River Rd (FSR #54) Closure
- CAUTION Waterfall Dangers
- Road Closures on the Chattooga River Ranger District
- CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL - ATV and OHV
- Panther Creek Trail Temporary Hiker Restrictions
- Don't Move Firewood!