Campground & Recreation Area

Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area

439 Lake Winfield Scott
Suches, GA 30572

Open year-round (camping north loop only mid-November to mid-April, limited services)

Reservations CANNOT be made by calling the office. Call the reservation line 877.444.6777, use the reserve link below, or follow this step-by-step guide.
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Since it’s an easy drive from the Atlanta area, Lake Winfield Scott is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or family camping vacation.

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 10 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 – Primitive (5 persons & 2 vehicles) – $26/$13
Single Site (Electric) – $33/20
Single Campsite (Electric & Water) – $39/$26
Double Campsite (10 persons & 4 vehicles) – $50
Group Camping – $80
Each Additional Car — $5 per vehicle per day
Off-Season Campsite $14/$7
Cabin Rental – $125/night

Paid Amenities

Season Pass – $50 up to 4 people/$25 up to 4 people
Day Use —  $5 per person/$2.50 per person
Boat & Trailer Launch — $5/day
Small Picnic Pavilion – $50
Large Picnic Pavilion – $100
Showers for noncampers — $5 per person

Season Passes

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.

FIND Your Next Adventure

  • 31 Tent and RV Campsites
  • 14 South Loop Campsites
  • 16 North Loop Campsites (Year-Round)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Modern Facilities
Things to Do…
  • Swimming, Boating, and Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
Please, be sure to #RecreateResponsibly so that your public lands can be enjoyed for generations to come!

Additional Information

How big is the cabin?

The cabin is two stories for up to 10 people (early April through November).

May I bring my dog?

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. Please note dogs are not permitted in the roped off swimming area.

Where is the dump station located?

The dump station is located 7.8 miles away at Vogel State Park.

What fish species are found at Lake Winfield?

Catfish, Trout, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, and Largemouth Bass can be found at Lake Winfield.


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