Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area, Suches GA
439 Lake Winfield Scott Rd
Suches, GA 30572
(will honor America the Beautiful Pass)
Reservations can be made for a particular site on South Loop.
The North Loop is first come.
Double site: $36.00
Cabin: $96 + fee
WINTER SERVICE: the north loop is open - no water
December to mid April
Single site: $9.00
Double site: $15.00
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 3 pm/Check out at 1 pm.
ACCESS: 7 am - 10 pm.
MAPS: At Entry Gate
SITES: 31 total
14 available w/reservations
17 available on first-come
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
Small: $40 + fee
Large: $80 + fee
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: No (water is available throughout campground)
DUMP STATION: No
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Day use area with fishing, hiking, and swimming
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest centered around a beautiful 18-acre lake. The lake was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and forms the headwaters of Cooper Creek. The lake allows hand-powered and electric motor boats only.
We camped here in October 2018 and stayed in the North Loop for two nights. The drive from Blairsville was very beautiful but also very curvy and steep. We enjoyed hiking around the lake and hiking the Slaughter Creek Trail up to Blood Mountain and connecting to the Appalachian Trail. We didn't make it to the Jarrard Gap Trail this trip so maybe next time. Always remember this is bear country and keep your campsite free of food and coolers.
The park is run by the Cradle of Forestry and they were very friendly and helpful. We found the sites to be level and not too close. There are also some beautiful primitive tent sites. The little town of Suches, Georgia is five miles southwest of the park and has a general store and gas station. Blairsville, Georgia is 16 miles north and offers full-service grocery stores and shopping.
DIRECTIONS FROM BLAIRSVILLE GA:
Take US 19/129 south from Blairsville GA for 10 miles
Turn right (west) onto GA 180 for 7 miles
This is a very curvy mountain road
Approximately 80 miles from Atlanta GA