Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.

 

Oconee River Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Located along the bank of the Oconee River, this recreation area offers camping, picnicking, hiking, boating and fishing. Five campsites with tables, tent pads and grills are available to campers. Main road through campground is paved. Some of the campsites are accessible to people with disabilities, as are the restrooms. Drinking water is not available at this time.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Temporarily closed due to hazard trees due to a pine beetle outbreak. Crews are working in the area to remove the dead and falling trees.
Operational Hours: 24 hrs a day.
Reservations: Not required,first come first served
Fees Camping: $5.00/site/night Day use for boat ramp parking and picnic area $3.00 per vehicle
Permit Info: Georgia fishing license, valid boating registration. Click here detailed information on Georgia Department of Natural Resourses license requirments
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: Quiet hours between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am
Alcohol not allowed in day use area
No generators allowed
 
Closest Towns: The nearest town is approximately 13 miles, or 18 minutes,southeast in Greensboro, GA.  Here campers will find restaurants, grocery stores, etc.
Water: Not available at this time
Restroom: Vault,mens and womens.
Passes: Annual Forest Pass: Available at the Oconee National Forest District Office. Located  at 1199 Madison Rd. (US 441/129) Eatonton GA. This pass sells for $ 25.00 and is valid for US Forest Service boat ramps and day use areas throughout the Chattahoochee Oconee National Forest. This pass is half price for Senior Pass holders. Interagency Federal Recreation Passes: Annual Pass: $80.00. Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Senior Pass: $10.00. A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., age 62 or older. Access Pass: Free. A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability, regardless of age. The Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted.  These passes entitle the pass holder to a 50% discount on camping fees.  Click here for detailed information on passes!
Information Center: Please contact Oconee Ranger District Office at 706-485-7110
 

General Information

Directions:

From I-20 exit 130,drive north on GA-44 into downtown Greensboro Ga. Turn left onto US-278 west travel approximately one third of a mile and turn right onto GA-15 north for 11.8 miles,entrance in on right.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

Hide detail HIDE

Campground Camping

Lake Oconee Recreation Area consistes of one loop with five tent sites. There are no hook ups available.

  • Vault toilets,mens and womens
  • Boat ramp
  • Picnic area
  • Standard amenities (i.e. grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc)
No. of SitesNone
No. of Accessible sites6

Hiking

Show detail SHOW

Picnicking

Show detail SHOW

Water Activities

Show detail SHOW


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/conf/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=10553&actid=29