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MCKINNEY CAMPGROUND, GA

part ofAllatoona Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: MCKINNEY CAMPGROUND
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

McKinney Campground sits on the banks of Allatoona Lake, providing visitors with a variety of water activities in the green rolling hills of Georgia.

Natural Features:

Located just 30 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, Allatoona Lake is situated on the Etowah River, a tributary of the Coosa River. The serene lake and peaceful surroundings offer visitors respite from the rush of city living.

Recreation:

Allatoona Lake is one of the most frequently visited Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation. Nearly 7 million visitors each year enjoy picnicking, swimming, camping, hunting, fishing, boating and observing wildlife along the 270 miles of shoreline.

The lake is annually stocked 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.

Facilities:

McKinney Campground provides 150 spacious campsites, conveniently located near the dock and swimming beach. Water-front sites are also available, giving visitors sweeping views of the sparkling lake.

Fire rings, picnic areas, drinking water, flush toilets and showers are all provided, creating a comfortable camping experience for visitors.

Nearby Attractions:

The Visitor Center features video exhibits and displays about the area's history, ranging from the time of early Native Americans, to the Civil War and up to the present.

The nearby town of Cartersville also offers several attractions, including science and art museums.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Lake Front Sites
  • Lantern holder
  • Laundry
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Hookups
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Convenience Store
Know Before You Go
  • Additional first-come, first-serve campsites may be available
  • Maximum of two pets are permitted per campsite
  • Maximum of eight people per campsite
  • Maximum of three vehicles per campsite
  • Off-road vehicles, golf carts and ATVs are not permitted
  • Entrance gate is locked from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Please note: From October 1 to March 31 entrance gate is locked from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    34.10694, -84.69556
    34°6'25"N, 84°41'44"W

    From I-75 take exit 278 and turn east onto Glade Road. Continue for approximately 3 miles, then turn left onto King's Camp Road. After about a mile continue left at the fork and follow signs to the campground.

    Physical address: 6659 McKinney Campground Road
    Acworth, GA 30102

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    MCKINNEY CAMPGROUND
    1138 Georgia Highway Spur 20
    CARTERSVILLE  GA  30121

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (678)721-6700
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