McKinney Campground is one of the larger campgrounds on Lake Allatoona. It’s near Acworth, about 35 miles north of Atlanta, and is easily reached from I-75. There are 150 campsites, each with water and 50-amp electrical hookups (139 with standard electric and 11 RV electric). Some of the campsites are premium and offer water views. The campground is open year-round and is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
McKinney Campground is open all year long from 7 AM until 10:30 p.m., however, from December 1 until March 1, seasonal campsites #78-150 are closed.
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.
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.
Site Fees are $24-28 per night (subject to change)
Fourteen-day stay limit
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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.
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
Campground closes at 10:30 p.m. Visitor Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m, with these exceptions:
December 1 until March 1: Seasonal campsites #78-150 are closed.
October 1 until March 31: Visitor Hours are 7 am – 8:30 pm. Campground closes at 9 p.m.
April 1 thru September 30: Gate is locked from 10:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Physical Address: 6659 McKinney Campground Road, Acworth, GA 30102
Take I-75 to Exit 278 – Glade Road. Turn right onto Glade Rd SE. Drive 2.7 miles. Turn left onto Kings Camp Rd SE. Go 3/4 of a mile. Turn left onto McKinney Campground Road SE. Drive 1/4 mile. Follow signs.
GPS Latitude and Longitude:
34°6’25” N, 84°41’44” W
Reservations should be made at least three days in advance.
Call 877-444-6777 or visit Recreation.gov.
Lake Allatoona Project Management Office: 678-721-6700
Recreation.gov website: McKinney Campground.