Sweetwater Creek Campground

Sweetwater Creek Campground is a well-maintained Army Corps of Engineers facility, not far from Canton, GA, with 151 spacious campsites on Lake Allatoona. Lakefront sites are also available, giving visitors panoramic views of this spectacular body of water.

You won’t believe you’re only an hour from the world’s busiest airport.   There are 43 sites for tent camping without electricity.  (Yes, some people actually prefer to camp like “campers.”)  For the rest of us, there are 108 “normal” sites with water and electric hookups – one is reserved for RVs.  Want to camp with a group of friends?  This is the place!  There is an area at Sweetwater Creek Campground specifically set aside for groups.

Please Note

Sweetwater Creek Campground closes for the season after Labor Day.

Recreation

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, hunting, 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.

For information on fishing licenses, please click here.

Amenities

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

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 $18-56 per night (subject to change)
  • Special Group Site is $250 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
  • 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 can be found here: Rules

Campground closes at 10:30 p.m. Visitor Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Directions

Physical address: Sweetwater Creek Campground, 1400 Field’s Chapel Road, Acworth, GA 30114

GPS Latitude and Longitude:

  • 34.19444, -84.57889
  • 34°11’40” N, 84°34’44” W

Take Interstate 75 to Exit 290.  Head east on Highway 20 toward Canton/Rome.  Drive approximately 12 miles.  Turn right onto Field’s Chapel Road.  Follow signs for two miles to the campground.

Reservations

Sweetwater Creek Campground closes for the season after Labor Day.

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: Sweetwater Creek Campground Map