|Morganton Point Camping & General Information
|Overlooking beautiful Lake Blue Ridge in the north Georgia mountains, this recreation area has it all! This area offers campsites, picnic tables and a shelter to enjoy. A paved boat launch has two ramps and is located near the campground. Hikers can enjoy a scenic trail that parallels the lake shore. Fishing and swimming in the clear 3,290-acre lake is popular also. Loop through the recreation area is paved. Area has a few campsites that are accessible to people with disabilities, and has one accessible restroom.
Campground Camping: The 20 reservation sites have water hook-ups at each site, except 11 & 14. Electrical hookups are not available at individual sites. All sites are a short walk to the lake.
There are 44 sites with 2 group sites and 7 tent walk-in sites. There is Paved boat ramp with parking. The designated beach area has a bath house. The picnic area includes a 1 covered picnic pavilion. Campsites have a grill, picnic tables, lantern post, etc.
Reservations - Required-Sites are #1 through #20. Call 1-877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov to reserve.
Fees: Camping - Single site: $12 for non-waterfront site per night - $14 for waterfront site per night - Double site cost is $25 per site per night. Day Use is $5 per vehicle per day.
Permit Info - Georgia fishing license and valid boating registration.
|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.
Open: Mid-April through end of October 24 hours a day. Closed rest of year. Quiet hours are 10pm – 7am.
Closest Town - 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 Facilities: 3 flush facilities, 2 with showers
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access Passes, Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted. These passes entitle the pass holder to a 50% discount on camping and some day use fees.
Chattahoochee Outdoor Adventures Annual Pass: $50. Available by calling Chattahoochee Outdoor Adventures at 1-800-251-4800. This Annual Pass is valid at the following recreation areas for day use activities only: Lake Winfield Scott, Morganton Point, DeSoto Falls, Lakewood Landing Boat Launch, Toccoa River Sandy Bottoms, and Deep Hole.
Operated By: Chattahoochee Outdoor Adventures, INC. under permit by the US Forest Service.
|More Recreation Activities
|Lake and Pond Fishing - Fishing for bass, crappie, etc. in the 3,290-acre lake is popular.
Picnicking - Picnickers have 13 picnic tables and a covered shelter to enjoy.
Boating - A paved boat launch has two ramps and is located near the campground. Electric motors only are allowed.
Trails within a 30 minute drivey - The Aska Trail System provides approximately 17.0 miles of recreational trails for bicyclists and hikers.
|Contact, Directions & GPS Location
|USDA Forest Service, Blue Ridge Ranger District - Phone: 706-745-6928
Address: 2042 Highway 515 West, Blairsville, GA 30512 - Office hours: Monday - Friday at 8-12 & 1-4:30 pm
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests - Phone: 770 297-3000
Address: 1755 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
Office hours: Tuesday - Friday at 9 - 12 & 1-4 - Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
|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 County Road 616 for 1 mile.
Morganton Point Campground GPS Location - Latitude is 34.869225 and Longitude is -84.24942
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