McKaskey Creek Campground

McKaskey Creek Campground is located at the north end of Lake Allatoona, east of Cartersville, approximately 45 miles north of Atlanta.  This Army Corps of Engineers park has 51 campsites.  Thirty-two sites have electric and water hookups; some are premium and have water views. Nineteen primitive sites (with no concrete pad) are also available.

Please note:

McKaskey Creek will close for the 2013 season on September 3, 2013.

Recreation

Boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are popular activities along Lake Allatoona, an 11-mile-long treasure created by the Army Corps of Engineers.  You’ll find hundreds of spots along the 270 miles of shoreline for picnicking, hiking, hunting, and relaxing.

For information on fishing licenses, please click here.

Overview

McKaskey Creek Campground is on the Etowah River, a tributary of the Coosa River, which flows into Lake Allatoona.  The serene lake and peaceful surroundings offer a respite from city life. Visitors enjoy various water sports, hiking, hunting, and viewing wildlife.

Your new neighbors will be raccoons, opossum, bobcats, red and gray fox, white tail deer, squirrels, and chipmunks.  You might even spot black bears roaming the area, but please do not approach or feed them.

The area’s rolling hills are filled with lush oak, maple, black gum, dogwood, magnolia, pine and hickory trees. Ferns and honeysuckle bushes cover the ground.

Amenities

  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Dock
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Paved Roads
  • Paved Sites
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Hookups
  • Waterfront Sites

Fees and Details

  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites.
  • Reservations are NOT made at the campground.
  • To check availability of first-come, first-served sites, you may go to the campground or contact the Lake Allatoona Project Management Office at 678-721-6700.
  • There is a two-night minimum for weekends and a three-night minimum for holidays. For campers without reservations, there are first-come, first-served primitive campsites available.
  • Site Fees are $28 per night (subject to change)
  • Fourteen-day stay limit
  • Visitor Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Campground opens May 3, 2012 and closes September 4, 2012

Nearby Attractions

  • Tellus Science Museum – Cartersville
  • Etowah Indian Mounds – Cartersville
  • Booth Western Art Museum – Cartersville
  • Kennesaw National Battlefield – Kennesaw
  • White Water Park – Marietta
  • Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta

Special Rules

  • ATVs and ORVs are prohibited
  • Boat ramp for boat launching
  • Check in time is 4 p.m. or later
  • Checkout time is 3 p.m.
  • Gates are locked at 10:30 p.m. and reopen at 7 a.m.
  • Maximum of four visitors, in addition to the registered camping party
  • Maximum TWO pets per campsite (sorry, no exceptions).  Livestock, wild, exotic, and known vicious pets such as: Dobermans, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, etc., or those that present a high risk of serious injury, are NOT permitted in the campground.
  • Noise is banned between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Three cars per campsite
  • Complete Rules & Regulations can be found here: Rules

Directions

Physical Address: 358 McKaskey Creek Rd, Cartersville, GA 30121

Take I-75 to Exit 290 – Canton/Rome/GA  Hwy 20.  Go east onto GA 20, and take an immediate right onto GA Spur 20 for 2 miles. Then, turn left onto McKaskey Creek Road. Drive one mile to the campground.

GPS Latitude and Longitude:

  • 34.19, -84.71806
  • 34°11’24″ N, 84°43’5″ W

Reservations

Reservations should be made at least three days in advance.

Call 877-444-6777 or visit Recreation.gov.

Additional Information

Lake Allatoona Project Management Office: 678-721-6700

Campground map: McKaskey Creek Campground

 

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