Van Pugh Park (aka Robert Sutherland's office.) -- Photo: Robert Sutherland
There’s a new way to enjoy Lake Lanier’s scenic beauty: camping at any of Van Pugh South Campground’s 55 delightful and picturesque sites.
Water and electric hookups are available at 37 sites.
There are 18 “primitive” tent-only spots. (Primitive in this case meaning you must walk more than 20 feet for pure water, showers and laundry facilities, as compared to being in the wilderness where it’s you against vicious lions, tigers, bears and strangers playing banjos.)
Van Pugh South Campground is open through Labor Day Weekend 2012.
The campground is expected to reopen next year from March 6 through November 23, 2013.
Boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are popular activities along Lake Lanier, one of America’s most visited Army Corps of Engineers lakes.
Lake Lanier is just like The Thousand Islands along the Saint Lawrence Seaway between Canada and New York State with these exceptions:
Anyone can find fun, rest or find excitement on Lake Lanier.
Address: Van Pugh South Campground, 6749 Gaines Ferry Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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Directions: From Atlanta: Take I-85 north to I-985. Take I-985 to Exit 8. Turn left on GA Highway 347 (Friendship Road). Turn right on McEver Road. Turn left on Gaines Ferry Road and follow signs to the campground.
Park Phone: 770-967-6315 (Not for reservatons, sorry.)
Call 877-444-6777 or visit Recreation.gov.
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