Nancytown is an excellent spot for families, fishermen and picnickers to get away and enjoy the outdoors.
Visitors to the area enjoy river and stream fishing. The area has multiple opportunities for anglers and is a great place to catch trout. Boating is also popular on Nancytown Lake.
The short and scenic Nancytown Trail begins at the nearby dam and circles the lake. The campground also has access to the 6.2-mile Ladyslipper hiking and horseback riding trail, as well as the Sourwood foot trail, which is a 2.7-mile hike to several waterfalls.
The day use sites offers multiple sites. The area is entirely contained and is gated for security from sunset to sunrise daily. Day use fees apply 365 days a year.
Each site is equipped with tables and grills. Accessible vault toilets is available, as well as a group cooking and eating area and a covered stone shelter containing a large picnic table, grill and fireplace.
The day use site is situated in the southeastern portion of the Chattahoochee National Forest, at the northern point of Georgia. It is adjacent to Nancytown Lake, which drains into the much larger Lake Russell.
Nancytown Day Use is located adjacent to, but not a part of the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area, near Cornelia, Georgia.
From Interstate 85 in Georgia, merge onto Interstate 985 via exit 113. Interstate 985 will eventually become State Highways 441/365. Continue north for about 5 miles to Cornelia, then take the Clarkesville/Highway 197 exit and turn right. Turn right again at Dick’s Hill Parkway. Continue approximately a mile and turn left onto Lake Russell Road.706-754-6221N