Calling All Campers: Shady Grove Campground Opens March 30

Calling All Campers: Shady Grove Campground Opens March 30

shady grove Forsyth County Parks and Recreation invites campers looking for a convenient vacation spot to the shores of Lake Lanier when Shady Grove Campground opens for use March 30. The campground will remain open until Nov. 8.

“We are very excited to welcome campers to Shady Grove Campground to officially begin the 2015 camping season,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This is a beautiful Lake Lanier destination campers enjoy every year.”

The 109-acre campground features more than 110 campsites. Amenities include a beach and swim area, boat ramp with courtesy dock, group campsites with picnic shelters, playground, tent camping areas and campsites with water and 30 and 50 amp power hookups.

Daily fees for campground use

30 amp electric site with water – $26
50 amp electric site with water – $28
Tent camping site with no hookups – $18
Group camping (north) – $155
Group camping (south) – $135
Visitor fee – $2
Dump station -$15

“Shady Grove Campground grows in popularity every year,” Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Tommy Bruce said. “During recent camping seasons, our campsite rentals have continued to increase. We are proud to offer such a great amenity here in Forsyth County.”

Shady Grove Campground is located at 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road in Cumming on the shores of Lake Lanier.

The camp site is scheduled to open at 8:30 a.m. on March 30. Reservations are not taken in advance of the campground’s opening. Once the campground opens March 30 and for the remainder of the 2015 camping season, however, campsites may be reserved up to the 30 days in advance with full payment. These reservations may be made in person at the campground.

For more information on Shady Grove Campground and other opportunities available from Forsyth County Parks and Recreation, visit

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