Lake Conasauga Overflow Campground


Area Status: Open

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.
Fees: Camping: $8/site/night, payable on-site.  Campers may use the self-service fee tube to pay with checks or cash.  Alternatively, load the Recreation.gov App on your mobile device before you arrive and use the app to pay via Scan & Pay with the QR code in the campground.
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.
Restroom: Vault

General Information

Directions:

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.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Campers have 6 campsites to choose from, equipped with grills, tables and tent pads.
No. of Sites None
No. of Accessible sites 6

Day Hiking

Songbird Foot Trail 1.5 mile loop. Grassy Tower Trail 2 miles.