Lake Winfield Scott Campground

Chattahoochee National Forest

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Lake Winfield Scott Road
Suches, GA 30572
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GPS: 34.739, -83.9713

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 31
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 2924 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Atlanta, GA 25' Airstream International Serenity Ford F150
13 reviews
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Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 30

Runswithdogs would stay here again

“An empty park on a beautiful spring weekend!”

Reviewed Apr 03, 2019

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This Forest Service park has two camping areas. The south loop is closed during the winter while the north loop remains open all year. There are no hookups at any time, but water and porta potties are available during the winter. There are bath houses open during the season. It appeared that the park is unattended during this time of year as we saw no rangers or other staff at any time.

Check the FS site for pricing. The signage at the entry referred to 2017 and did not reflect their winter rates (generally 1/2 of the in-season rates). You'll need cash for the envelope! You can reserve sites in the south loop during the season, but the north is walk-in all year.

Most of the sites are suitable for RVs of various sizes; several are pull-through. Most are very generously spaced. Sites 24-28 are realistic only for tent or truck camping. Only #4 in the south loop looked impossibly un-level. I've attached pictures of my favorites. The drive to the park, while winding on narrow roads, was completely fine for our truck and 25ft AS. It was about 1-1/2 hours from Atlanta.

But enough with the practicalities. This was, so far, my favorite camping experience in Georgia!! So much goodness:

  1. Quiet! We arrived on a sunny Friday in March. There was not a soul in the campground until later that night. Over the entire weekend, there were only a few others, all tent campers and well dispersed and quiet.
  2. Space! We took the double site ($18/night at the winter or pass rate) and had so much space and our own private creek access. The dogs were in heaven and we had a perfect happy hour spot at the edge. But the single sites offer plenty of space too!
  3. Stars! The 1st night was incredibly clear; something we don't see often so close to Atlanta.
  4. Activities! A 2.7 mile trail from the park connects to the Appalachian Trail. A small lake is available for fishing/paddling and there's a beach area that's open during the season. By connecting the lake trail with the campground loops and the entrance road, you can put together a 4-5mile running route. This area is also popular with cyclists though the roads are hilly, narrow and there is little shoulder.

We had such a nice, peaceful weekend. The only "downside" was NO cell service. It was about 2 miles back towards the community of Suches until we had VZ and ATT bars.

We'll be back in the fall!

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1 review
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 21

Jenn would stay here again

“Nice quiet place”

Reviewed Dec 02, 2018

Overall Rating

Stayed in the off season. No attendants but they provided a fee box to pay. Hiking and fishing on site.

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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