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Shady Grove Campground Opens for Season this Month

Campground is located in Cumming on the shores of Lake Lanier.

Shady Grove Campground is located at 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road in Cumming on the shores of Lake Lanier. Credit: Forsyth County Parks and Recreation
Shady Grove Campground is located at 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road in Cumming on the shores of Lake Lanier. Credit: Forsyth County Parks and Recreation

By Patch Staff

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation invites campers to the shores of Lake Lanier when Shady Grove Campground opens for use March 24. The campground will remain open until November 2.

“Shady Grove Campground has become a very popular Lake Lanier vacation destination,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Kinsey in a press release. “We are excited about welcoming campers to officially begin the 2014 camping season on March 24.”

In addition to the more than 110 campsites for campers to enjoy, the 109-acre campground’s 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

Forsyth County completed a variety of improvements to Shady Grove Campground prior to the start of the 2011 camping season. These projects included expanded camping pads for larger recreational vehicles, a grassy play area and a shoreline restoration. These improvements were made possible by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008.

“Shady Grove Campground grows in popularity every year,” Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Tommy Bruce said in he release. “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.

For more information, visit www.forsythco.com/parks.

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