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.
McKaskey Creek will close for the 2013 season on September 3, 2013.
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.
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.
Accessible Flush Toilets
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
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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
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°11’24” N, 84°43’5″ W
Reservations should be made at least three days in advance.
Call 877-444-6777 or visit Recreation.gov.