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PAYNE CAMPGROUND-ALLATOONA LAKE, GA

part ofAllatoona Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: PAYNE CAMPGROUND-ALLATOONA LAKE
Status: Closed through Thu Mar 26 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Payne 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 only 35 miles from Atlanta, 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:

Payne Campground provides 57 spacious reservable campsites, conveniently located near the dock and swimming beach. 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 Sites
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern holder
  • Laundry
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Sites
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Hookups
  • Wildlife Viewing
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):
    34.12083, -84.57917
    34°7'15"N, 84°34'45"W

    From I-75 take exit 277 and go east on Highway 92. After a mile, turn left onto Hunt Road, which will turn into Kellogg Creek Road. Campground entrance is on the right after two miles.

    Physical address:
    2495 Kellogg Creek Road
    Acworth, GA 30102

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    PAYNE CAMPGROUND-ALLATOONA LAKE
    1138 Georgia Highway Spur 20
    CARTERSVILLE  GA  30121

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (678)721-6700
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