Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area & Campground

Situated high in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and only 80 miles from Atlanta is the Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area.  Experience Georgia camping at its finest. The 18-acre lake was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s and offers ample opportunities to swim, fish, boat & hike. Sleep under the stars on one of the 31 beautiful campsites, or rent a two-story cabin, accommodating up to 12 people.The Bavarian village of Helen, GA is close by and Atlanta is less than two hours away. Groceries in Blairsville are only 16 miles away. If you’re looking for true beauty, check out Brasstown Bald Recreation Area – Georgia’s tallest mountain and an incredible 360 degree view.  The Bald is only 23 miles from Lake Winfield Scott. Escape the hustle and bustle and visit the best in Georgia camping at Lake Winfield Scott!  Take a look at our other nearby campground, Morganton Point, for more camping options.

Please Note: You may purchase maps and guide books to this area by visiting our on-line store, The Forest Place.


Things to Do

Campground Fees


Single Campsite – 5 persons & 2 vehicles: $18
Single Campsite w/ 50amp Electric: $30
Double Campsite – 10 persons & 4 vehicles: $36
Group Camping – $45
Cabin Rental: $95 per night

Federal Interagency Senior/Access discounts only apply to single standard site rate. Does not apply to any other items or services. Card holder must be present on site to use discount.

Only cash and checks accepted at this facility.

Day Use:

Day Use Parking – 1-8 persons: $5 per vehicle
Day Use Parking – Busses & Vans: $5 per vehicle plus $1 per person
Annual Day Use Pass: $30
Small Picnic Pavilion: $40
Large Picnic Pavilion: $80