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Campsites can now be reserved online


Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites campers to vacation on the shores of Lake Lanier at Shady Grove Campground. The campground is now open for the season and accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance.  


“We are very excited to welcome campers to the campground and officially begin the 2016 camping season,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This is a beautiful destination that 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, a playground, tent camping areas and campsites with water and 30-amp and 50-amp power hookups.


“Shady Grove Campground grows in popularity every year,” Natural Resources Division Manager Matthew Pate said. “This year visitors will notice updated landscaping and new signage, as well as renovated group campsites.  Also new this year, we are very pleased to offer visitors the ability to reserve their campsites online.”


Reservations can be made online or in person at the campground visitor center.


Shady Grove Campground is located at 7800 Allyn Lane Memorial Way (formerly 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road) in Cumming on the shores of Lake Lanier. The campground will be open through November 7 for the 2016 season. For more information, please call the campground visitor center at (770) 205-6850 or visit the Shady Grove Campground webpage.

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