McKinney Campground sits on the banks of Allatoona Lake, providing visitors with a variety of water activities in the green rolling hills of Georgia.
Allatoona Lake is one of the most frequently visited Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation. Nearly 7 million visitors each year enjoy picnicking, swimming, camping, hunting, fishing, boating and observing wildlife along the 270 miles of shoreline.
The lake is annually stocked with bass, crappie, bream, gar and catfish, making it a popular destination for anglers. Fishing jetties are available at numerous shoreline fishing locations, and a dock is provided at the campground.
McKinney Campground provides 150 spacious campsites, conveniently located near the dock and swimming beach. Water-front sites are also available, giving visitors sweeping views of the sparkling lake.
Fire rings, picnic areas, drinking water, flush toilets and showers are all provided, creating a comfortable camping experience for visitors.
Located just 30 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, Allatoona Lake is situated on the Etowah River, a tributary of the Coosa River. The serene lake and peaceful surroundings offer visitors respite from the rush of city living.
The city of Acworth and Woodstock are nearby, offering restaurants, shopping, and historic downtown areas. Historic sites like the Etowah Indian Mounds and Booth Western Art Museum are a close drive to the city of Cartersville. The Visitor Center at Allatoona Lake Project Management Office features video exhibits and displays about the area’s history, ranging from the time of early Native Americans, to the Civil War and to present times. The Visitor Center overlooks the dam and offers many hiking trails. Red Top Mountain State Park has more than 15 miles of trails and offers interpretive programs. Eight marinas are located on Allatoona Lake that offer boat rentals and restaurants. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield is located in Kennesaw and White Water Park is in Marietta. Zoo Atlanta and Georgia Aquarium are located in Atlanta.
Charges & Cancellations
Change and Cancellation Policies and Fees
Overnight and Day Use Facilities: To ensure fairness, reservation arrival or departure dates may not be changed beyond the booking window until 18 days after booking the reservation.
Camping / Day Use: A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation (including campsites, cabins, lookouts, group facilities, etc.). The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount.
You can cancel or change reservations through Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Overnight and Day Use Facilities: Late cancellations are those cancelled between 12:01 a.m. (Eastern) on the day before arrival and check out time on the day after arrival.
Individual Campsites: If a customer cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival they will be charged a $10.00 service fee and will also forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a single night's reservation will forfeit the entire use fee but no cancellation fee will apply.
Group Facility: If a customer cancels a group overnight facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date they will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's use fee. Cancellations for a single night's use will not be assessed a service fee.
Group Day Use Area: If a customer cancels a group day use facility reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date, they will forfeit the total day use fee with no service fee charge.
Camping / Day Use: A camping no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Reserved campsites and group overnight facilities will be held until check-out time on the day following your scheduled arrival. Group day-use facilities will be held until check-in time on your scheduled arrival date.
If a customer does not arrive at the campground or group facility by check-out time the day after arrival or does not cancel the reservation by the times listed under "Late Cancellations" above, the customer may be assessed a $20.00 service fee and forfeit use fees.
Customers must request refunds no later than 14 days after the scheduled departure date. Recreation.gov will not grant refund requests after 14 days of departure.
Reservation Fee: For some facilities, tours or permits an additional reservation fee is charged. For some overnight and day-use facilities, an additional non-refundable reservation fee may apply. The non-refundable reservation fee for tours and tickets is $1.00. The non-refundable reservation fee for permits varies by location.
Refunds for Bankcard Purchases: Refunds for bank card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank card. Refunds for Check or Cash Purchases: Refunds for Recreation.gov payments made by check or money order, and cash payments at selected campgrounds will be issued a check refund. A refund will be processed within 30 days of receipt and approval. Please Note: Refund requests made during or after departure can only be processed when approved by the facility management staff based upon local policy. Refunds for Emergency Closures: In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team will attempt to notify users and offer alternate dates (as appropriate). If this is not possible, reservations will be cancelled and all fees paid will be refunded. Reservation fees for free tickets are non-refundable in the event of an emergency closure. .
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It’s a nice campground, right on the water and very beautiful. Clean sites, easy in and out. friendly deer, Biggest problem I’ve ever had there is every time we get there we walk up to check in and they holler out “don’t bring the dog near the building”
Lake Allatoona is great for all water sports. Miles of shoreline so you can still get away. Campsites are spacious where none are poor ones. Lots of deer graze all times of day. My only complaint are the camp hosts. They are not friendly at all. Very strict with their check in rules. If you don’t follow them exactly they will turn you away to the back of the line. So beware.
Well maintained. Wooded campsites right on lake
all sites have water and electric. A few have full hook ups. Sites are large and well placed. Many aItea wIth lakevIew tI choose from. Always see deer and other wild life.
We LOVE McKinney Campground. Stayed multiple times. Check out pictures and a longer review of multiple sites on the link. https://imaginecamper.com/category/mckinney-campground/
Every single plot had a beautiful view, plenty of space and power hookup, water etc. I've only camped with a tent, it's hard ground but loved it.
We always stop here on our trips down to florida and we always stay a couple days as we love to get a waterfront site and they are nice , clean sites with lots of shade and pet friendly. We love to fish and we always catch several kinds but the crappie are so delicious.
Campground Review: This campground is an excellent place to stay not far outside of the bustling metropolis of Atlanta. If you want to camp instead of a hotel, believe me, you need to stop here instead of trying to find something safe and camp-worthy closer to the city. You're really close to the water and also to other outdoor excursions here. You're also just a hop away from food, gas, and anything else you might need. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gear Review: As a Dyrt Ranger, I also get products to test and review in the field. I recently received a Mountain Khaki Rodeo Short Sleeve Shirt to test out. I absolutely love it, and here's why…it works for everything. You see, although I'm an essentialist, I also have various needs for my business and outdoor adventures. Professionally, I'm a conference speaker. I simply throw a blazer over this shirt and it works. Even though it works fine for dressier moments, I wanted to try it outdoors to see if it functioned there as well. I wore the shirt on a hike up a mountain near this campground, Kennesaw Mountain. It worked beautifully. No chafing, and it felt as soft and comfortable as my exercise shirts. Oh, did I mention that it was also 95 degrees outside. To truly test it, I let it dry overnight and wore it the next day to a conference. It didn't even retain the body odor from the hike. I know, I'm a weirdo for doing this, but I wanted to test it out.
Georgia Veteran’s Memorial State Park, McKinney Campground on Allatoona Lake (north of Atlanta; a Corp of Engineer park) - very woodsy and a nice lake. Hiking, rafting/etc, and walking all around. Very green in the summer!