Lake Conasauga Overflow Campground
This 6 site camping area is in a different part of the recreation area. Each campsite is equipped with tent pad and picnic table. Vault toilet available; no water. Campers may drive to the boat ramp to access the lake.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||This is not the main camping loop. There are only 6 campsites in the Overflow, no water and only a vault toilet. The main camping loop does not open until mid-April. Hikers may park here to hike the trails associated with Lake Conasauga.|
|Reservations:||First come, first served. Camp site must be occupied first night of stay.|
|Open Season:||Mid-March - December 31|
|Restrictions:||Dogs must be leashed in campground. Alcohol is prohibited in the entire Lake Conasauga Recreation Area.|
|Closest Towns:||The closest towns are Chatsworth, about 20 miles southwest, and Ellijay, about 15 miles southeast of the campground. In these towns, campers will find a variety of grocery stores, restaurants, laundry mats and gas stations.|
From Chatsworth, GA: take U.S. Highway 411 north to Eton, GA and turn right onto Old CCC Camp Road. After about 5 miles the pavement ends and becomes dirt and gravel (Forest Service Road 18). Continue for about 4 miles to a fork in the road; take the left fork, FSR 68. Continue on FSR 68 for about 6 miles to T-intersection at Potato Patch Mountain. Turn left to remain on FSR 68 and follow for 4-5 miles to the entrance of the Lake Conasauga Recreation Area.
From Ellijay, GA: from the town circle, travel on GA Highway 52 west for 5 miles to Gates Chapel Road. Turn right and travel about 9 miles (becomes dirt and gravel after 7 miles). Turn right onto Forest Service Road 68 and continue for about 4 miles to a T-intersection at Potato Patch Mountain. Turn left to remain on FSR 68 for about 5 miles to the entrance of the Lake Conasauga Recreation Area.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingCampers have 6 campsites to choose from, equipped with grills, tables and tent pads.
|No. of Sites||None|
|No. of Accessible sites||6|
Songbird Foot Trail 1.5 mile loop. Grassy Tower Trail 2 miles.
Alerts & Warnings
- Prescribed Burn on the Blue Ridge Ranger District - Padena Area
- #BurnAlerts for Prescribed Fires
- Mill Creek Road Periodic Closures
- Lake Conasauga Reservation Only
- Recreation passes available online, by phone and in-person
- Rock Creek Road (FSR 69) Closed Past Frank Gross Recreation Area
- FS Road 18 Road Work
- Road Closures on the Chattooga River Ranger District
- Coleman River Rd (FSR #54) Closure
- CAUTION Waterfall Dangers
- CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL - ATV and OHV
- Panther Creek Trail Temporary Hiker Restrictions
- Don't Move Firewood!