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part ofAllatoona Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Sep 07 2015   Season Dates


McKaskey Creek Campground is situated on Allatoona Lake on the Etowah River, a tributary of the Coosa River. The serene lake and peaceful surroundings offer a relaxing getaway form the nearby city of Atlanta, just 45 miles north. Visitors enjoy various water sports, hiking, hunting and viewing wildlife.

Natural Features:

The rolling hills around Allatoona Lake are thickly forested with lush oak, maple, blackgum, dogwood, magnolia, hickory and the occasional pine tree. Ferns and honeysuckle bushes make up the understory.

The dense hardwood forests are home to raccoons, opossum, bobcats, red and gray fox, white tail deer, squirrels, and chipmunks. From time to time, visitors even spot black bears roaming the area.


Boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are popular activities on the 11-mile long Allatoona Lake. Its 270 miles of shoreline provide great opportunities for picnicking, hiking, hunting and relaxing.


The campground contains 51 sites, 32 of which have electrical and water hookups. Flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, grills and lantern posts are provided. Other amenities include a dump station, laundry facilities, boat ramp, playground and swimming beach.

Nearby Attractions:

The city of Cartersville is nearby, offering the Tellus Science Museum, Etowah Indian Mounds, and Booth Western Art Museum.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield is located in Kennesaw; White Water Park is in Marietta, and the Georgia Aquarium is located in Atlanta.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Dock
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Paved Sites
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Hookups
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General 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.
    • 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):
    34.19, -84.71806
    34°11'24"N, 84°43'5"W

    Take I-75 N to Exit 290 (Canton/Rome/GA Hwy 20), Continue east onto GA 20; take an immediate right onto GA SPUR 20 for 2 miles, then turn left onto McKaskey Creek Road and travel 1 mile to campground.

    Physical Address: 358 McKaskey Creek Rd, Cartersville, GA 30121

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    1138 Georgia Highway Spur 20

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (678)721-6700
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