Toto Creek Park

Primitive Camper Daniel Boone

Primitive Camper Daniel Boone

Toto Creek Park lies (lays?) in the wilderness of Lake Lanier that lays (lies?) a few miles from the bustle of the local outlet malls.

Toto Creek not only has a boat ramp, you’ll also find nine primitive campsites that are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Camping once meant hiking into the woods and fighting bears for a place to pitch a tent.  You carried whatever you needed to survive.

If you forgot something, you made a replacement out of tree bark or possum claws.

These days, primitive camping means poor Internet service inside a $350,000 rolling home.  If Daniel Boone wanted primitive camping, he’d mosey on over to Toto Creek for a day or a month.

Be like Daniel Boone.  Come to Toto Creek Park, where you are free to sleep outdoors in a tent, tarp or hammock, or on a pile of rocks, if you’re tough enough.

There was a time when you could just pull up and claim a campsite.  Today, you must make a reservation by clicking here.

  • Campground sites are available by advanced reservation only.
  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Arrive early, parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Fireworks prohibited.
  • Campground is reservation only – no walk-ins.

Toto Creek Park is primitive.  No electricity.  No water at the campsites.  No whining.

That makes Toto Creek about as primitive as most homes were a few generations ago.  Folks back then survived just fine.  So will you … and Toto too.  Probably.

Put on a raccoon hat, slap on a pair of boots, cut some firewood, pour some water in a jug, pop your sleeping bag in your car, and rough it for a night or two at Toto Creek Park.

If crickets and tree frogs terrify you, calm down at the snazzy outlet malls only minutes away.

Directions to Toto Creek Park

  • Drive or walk north on GA 400 north, past the North Georgia Premium Outlets.
  • Turn right onto Harmony Church Rd.
  • Go about 1 mile to the stop sign.
  • Turn right onto Hwy. 136.
  • Go about 1 mile on 136 and cross the bridge over the lake.
  • Toto Creek Park is immediately on the right.

Click Here for Lake Lanier Corps of Engineers Camping Info

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