McKinney Campground

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.

Please Note:

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.

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.

Amenities

  • Accessible Restroom
  • Accessible Showers
  • Attendant on Duty
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Coin Laundry
  • Convenience Store within 10 miles
  • Courtesy Dock
  • Designated Accessible Site
  • Designated Swimming Beach
  • Dumpster
  • Fire Rings
  • Gas and Propane within 10 miles
  • Hot Showers
  • Lake Front Sites
  • Lantern Holders
  • Park Attendant
  • Paved Roads and Spurs
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • RV Sites with Electric Hookups
  • RV Sanitary Dump Station
  • Tent Pads
  • Water Hookups

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.
  • Site Fees are $24-28 per night (subject to change)
  • Fourteen-day stay limit

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.
  • 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.

Directions

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:

  • 34.10694, -84.69556
  • 34°6’25″ N, 84°41’44″ 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

Recreation.gov website: McKinney Campground.

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