Boating (electric motors only), swimming beach,camping, fishing, picnicking, recreational vehicles, wildlife viewing
Picnic tables ,shelters,swimming beach, hiking trails, gravel launch ramp (electric motors only) 35-site campground, flush toilets, (No showers) drinking water, tent pad, equipped with fire rings, and lantern pole
Area opens mid-April and closes late October; gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. daily.
Developed Camping :
$10.00/site/night, 1 accessible site
Day Use Parking Fee;
$2.00 / vehicle
For More Information
Contact the Armuchee-Cohutta Ranger District
3941 Highway 76
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: 706 695-6736
Fax: 706 695-1872
Office hours: Mon. - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30
Some roads are closed depending on weather conditions, so it is recommended that one call the Cohutta Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service in advance of a trip to check road conditions.
This 35-site campground with restrooms and drinking
water on the shores of Lake Conasauga
is perfect for that family trip. There are units located directly on
the lake and others that are completely secluded in the woods. There
is lot's to do with a nice a swimming beach, hiking trails and fishing
opportunities A gravel launch ramp is present and all boats are limited
to electric motors only, adding to the purity and solitude of the area.
Each campsite is equipped with a tent pad and picnic table. Drinking
water and flush toilets are available. The lake is open to fishing all
year, but during the closed season anglers must access the lake on foot.
No electricity is available on the mountain. The Overflow Area has 6
campsites with tent pads, picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water
and vault toilets. A Group Camping Area, called the Ball Field is located
just 1 mile from the main campground and is a large grassy field where
Cherokee Indians once played. It can accommodate large groups of any
size. This area has fire rings and chemical flush toilets.
From Ellijay for southeastern trail head at Betty Gap.
From the Ellijay Square, travel west on GA 52 for 9.5 miles to FS 18. There is a sign for Lake Conasauga Recreation Area; turn right. After 1.3 miles the pavement ends. At the fork, bear left over a one-lane bridge. At 3.5 miles turn sharply to the right onto FS 68. At 4.5 miles is a good picnic area, and at 5.7 miles is Holly Creek Checking Station. At 6 miles is a three-way junction with FS 64. From the FS 68/FS 64 three-way junction, turn right onto FS 64 and travel 1.4 miles to the Conasauga River Trail sign and parking area. Betty gap.
From Cisco for northwestern trail head.
Reaching Lake Conasauga requires traveling rough mountain dirt roads, but the destination is worth the journey. From the town square in Chatsworth travel 6.9 miles north on U.S. Highway 411 . Turn right onto Grassy Street in the village of Crandall. (Look for sign at this intersection.) Continue till road dead ends. Turn right and then turn left onto FS 630 at the next intersection. FS 630 starts as a paved road but soon changes to gravel. Continue about 7 miles and then turn right on West Cowpen Road (FS 17). Stay on West Cowpen Road until it intersects FS 68. Turn right onto FS 68 and follow the signs to Lake Conasauga.
Seasonally open from spring through fall