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part ofLake Sidney Lanier, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Tue Sep 08 2015   Season Dates


Duckett Mill Campground is located on Lake Sidney Lanier. With over 692 miles of shoreline, the lake is well known for its aqua-blue water, spectacular scenery and variety of recreational activities.

Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s, Lake Lanier is a multi-purpose lake that provides for flood protection, power production, water supply, navigation, recreation and fish and wildlife management.

Natural Features:

Lake Lanier's expansive 38,000 acres touches five counties in northern Georgia. The lake, surrounded by rolling farmland, is just 45 minute from Atlanta.


Anglers take pleasure in the plentiful populations of bass and catfish, while boating enthusiasts enjoy exploring the lake's many bays and secluded coves.

The beach at Duckett Mills attracts swimmers, sand castle-builders and sunbathers alike.


The campground boasts 97 sites with water and electric hookup plus 14 tent-only sites. Hot showers, laundry facilities and a playground are among the amenities here.

Nearby Attractions:

Throughout the lake are gems worth exploring, including Three Sisters Island, Flowery Branch Bay and Chattahoochee Bay.

Head to Don Carter State Park for birding and hiking opportunities, or climb Sawnee Mountain at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve for breathtaking views of the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • For more information on Lake Sidney Lanier, please click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.30818, -83.93132
34°18'29"N, 83°55'53"W

To reach this park take state route 400 north to exit 17, turn right on Georgia Highway 306, turn right on Georgia Highway 53, turn right on Duckett Mill road. Follow Duckett Mill Road into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GAINESVILLE  GA  30506-0567

Phone Number:

Information:  (770)532-9802
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