Old Federal Campground lies on the eastern banks of Lake Sidney Lanier in Northern Georgia.
Popular for its aqua-blue waters and spectacular scenery, Lake Sidney Lanier hosts over 11 million visitors annually for fantastic fishing and boating opportunities.
Old Federal Campground offers many outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, swimming, picnicking and bike riding. On the lake there are opportunities for wake boarding, kayaking, boating and much more.
There’s also a swimming beach and boat ramp available for campers.
There are 65 campsites that have electric and water hookups (no sewer) and 12 primitive tent-only campsites. There are also 7 walk-in sites for those who don’t mind leaving their vehicles behind. Campers will have access to restrooms/bathouses, laundry facilities, two picnic shelters and a dump station.
Lake Sidney Lanier is nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. The lake features 692 miles of shoreline and spans 38,000 surface water acres and 17,000 acres of lush terrain.
The reservoir was created in 1956 with teh completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River.
Lake Lanier Islands as well as other nearby Army Corps and county parks provide may different recreation opportunities at the lake.
The nearby city of Gainesville provides many opportunities for those looking to explore the local area.
Charges & Cancellations
Cancellations must be made via the online/phone reservation system or in person at the gatehouse. Cancellation calls to the gatehouse will not be honored.Take I-85 north to I-985, take Exit 8, turn left on Hwy 347/Friendship
Rd., turn right on McEver Rd., turn left on Jim Crow Rd. and follow
signs to the campground.
Reservations can be made online at recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.