Payne Campground

The only pain you will feel when visiting Payne Campground is the regret from having to leave.  Don’t worry.  You can go back.

Payne Campground rests on the peaceful shores of Lake Allatoona.  You will find 57 campsites near the dock and swimming beach.  Eleven sites are for tents and have no electric service.  Two spots are just for RVs.  The remaining 46 campsites all have hookups for water and electric.

Lake Allatoona is one of the nation’s most frequently visited Corps of Engineers lakes.  Nearly seven million visitors each year enjoy picnicking, swimming, camping, fishing, boating and observing wildlife along the 270 miles of shoreline.

The lake is annually restocked with bass, crappie, bream, gar and catfish, making it a popular destination for anglers. Fishing jetties are available at numerous shoreline fishing locations, and a dock is provided at the campground.

Camping Season Dates

March 22, 2019 – September 02, 2019


  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Hot Showers
  • Lantern Holder
  • Laundry
  • Paved Sites
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Hookups
  • Wildlife Viewing

Special Rules

  • ATVs and ORVs are prohibited
  • 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.
  • Pets are not allowed in or around any buildings (shower, bathroom, laundry) or on any of the swimming beaches. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when you are walking with them away from your campsite. You cannot leave your dog tied up at your campsite when you are not around.
  • Three cars per campsite, maximum
  • Complete Rules & Regulations

For information on fishing licenses, please click here.

Links to Nearby Attractions


  • Reservations should be made at least three days in advance.
  • Campsite fees range from $22-$64 per night (Double Lakefront is $64)
  • Call 877-444-6777 or visit
  • Lake Allatoona Project Management Office: 678-721-6700
  • Campground map: Payne Campground Map


Physical Address: Payne Campground, 2495 Kellogg Creek Road, Acworth, GA 30102

GPS Latitude and Longitude:

  • 34.12083, -84.57917
  • 34°7’15” N, 84°34’45” W

Take Interstate 75 to Exit 277.  Go east on Highway 92.  After a mile, turn left onto Hunt Road, which turns into Kellogg Creek Road.  Drive two miles.  The campground entrance is on the right.