Open year-round (camping north loop only mid-November to early April, limited services)
Situated high in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area allows you to experience Georgia camping at its finest. The 18-acre lake was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s and offers ample opportunities to swim, fish, boat & hike. Sleep under the stars on one of the 31 beautiful campsites, or rent a two-story cabin, accommodating up to 12 people. The Bavarian village of Helen, GA is close by and Atlanta is less than two hours away. Groceries in Blairsville are only 16 miles away. If you’re looking for true beauty, visit Brasstown Bald Recreation Area – Georgia’s tallest mountain and an incredible 360 degree view. The Bald is only 23 miles from Lake Winfield Scott. Escape the hustle and bustle and visit the best in Georgia mountain camping at Lake Winfield Scott! Take a look at our other nearby campground, Morganton Point, for more camping options.
Standard/Interagency & Senior Discounts
Single Campsite (5 persons & 2 vehicles) – $24/$12
Single Campsite (Electric & Water) – $35/$23
Double Campsite ((10 persons & 4 vehicles) – $50
Group Camping – $75
Cabin Rental – $125/night
Season Pass – $50 up to 4 people/$25 up to 4 people
Each Additional Car — $5/day
Day Use — Parking – $5 per person ages 16+
Day Use – Busses & Vans – $5 per vehicle + $2 per person
Boat & Trailer Launch — $5/day
Small Picnic Pavilion – $50
Picnic Pavilion – $100
Showers for noncampers — $5 per person
Season passes are available. Click here to purchase.
From Blairsville, take U.S. 19/129 south for 10 miles. Turn right (west) on Georgia 180 for 7 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 37 at Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area entrance.
From Dahlonega, take U.S. 19 north for approximately 20 miles. Turn left (west) on Georgia 180 for 7 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 37 at Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area entrance.
The cabin is two stories for up to 12 people (early April through November).
Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash or kenneled at all times. Please clean up after your pet! If you are staying in the cabin, pets are not permitted inside unless it is a service animal.
The dump station is located 7.8 miles away at Vogel State Park.
Catfish, Trout, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, and Largemouth Bass can be found at Lake Winfield.
Being a campground host is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new friends and provide assistance and information to visitors.