The Morganton Point Recreation Area is located in the Blue Ridge Ranger District, within the beautiful northeast Georgia mountains. Pristine water and scenic views draw visitors from around the state and region.
The Morganton Point Recreation Area offers visitors year-round recreation opportunities including camping, picnicking, boating, swimming and hiking, all centered around beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. The lake is open to motor boats and jet skis, as well as non-motorized watercraft.
Fishing in the 3,290-acre lake is a popular activity for visitors to the Morganton Point Campground. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of bass and other fish. Visitors are encouraged to check with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for a complete listing of freshwater fishing regulations for Lake Blue Ridge.
Day-use hiking trails, including one that parallels the lakeshore, are ideal for short, relaxing strolls through the forest. The Appalachian and Benton MacKave trails pass through Fannin County and are easily accessed near the campground.
The campground offers campsites available for tent and RV camping. Several walk-in sites are for tents only. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible showers and drinking water are also provided. Beach access includes a designated swimming area, picnic tables, outdoor showers and trash collection bins.
The campground offers multiple sites adjacent to Lake Blue Ridge, in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Lake Blue Ridge is known for its aquamarine waters surrounded by the forested foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 3,290-acre reservoir boasts over 60 miles of shoreline, with around 80% belonging to the Chattahoochee National Forest.
The nearest convenience store and gas station are located in Morganton, about a mile north of the campground.
The nearest full-service grocery stores and shopping villages are located in Blue Ridge, approximately 15 minutes west along U.S. Highway 76.
ADA Access: N
Ah, Blue Ridge…We absolutely love Blue Ridge, Georgia. This time around we hit up Morganton Point and it was ah-mazing! I’m going to give you the low down on this picturesque spot to camp. For a more detailed visual, see the video below. In most Florida State Parks, where we frequent, you are always halted by a ranger at the entrance. Here, you just stroll in, find your spot if you have a reservation and someone will be along to see you or put your stuff down at an open walk-up site and go find the host. A peculiar notion for us, but not unwelcomed. The hospitality was wonderful and the hosts were polite and kind. The campground and recreation area have many access points to Lake Blue Ridge, in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The lake offers many recreation opportunities including swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing, camping, and hiking. Rentals are available from the store front in Morganton or the beachside location. The campground is fully equipped with fire rings, showers, electric and non-electric sites, and picnic tables. You can purchase firewood and ice and they deliver it right to your site. I love when places do this, it makes me feel slightly fancy while camping! I reserved our spot on recreation.gov a month prior to our stay and there were still many options. However, there were no pictures. We were right next to the camp host, which was pretty nice – we didn’t have to go far to ask for wood or ice! Plus, there were trails leading right to the lake. I had read that some sites that are along the lake and get incredible sunset views (these weren't available at the time of our booking), but in my opinion you really have to go to the end of the beach or boat ramp for the best views. Other campsites get the sunrise, and these are along the lake as well. The beach is extremely clean and the rental shop by the lake and rents kayaks and paddleboards. However, it is a little pricey if you plan on doing it. It was $35 for a kayak or paddleboard. For the two of us it wasn’t worth the price. The bathrooms near the front of the campground are very clean and recently built. There is a second bathhouse towards the back of the campground as well, but not as modern and smaller. Many campsites are along the lake and some have access to the lake. We viewed many campers who had their boats tied up right at their site and access to the water. The bathrooms near the front of the campground are very clean and recently built. There is a second bathhouse towards the back of the campground as well, but not as modern and smaller. Many campsites are along the lake and some have access to the lake. We viewed many campers who had their boats tied up right at their site and access to the water. In my own experience: While site 1 was nice, there was a very bright light at night, is next to the host and the site is not level. The campgrounds near the entrance are not as secluded, but they are closer to the newer restrooms – which are nice and kept very clean. As I took my morning walks around the grounds, there were many many sites I wish I had instead. My site wish list: 6, tent sites A-F, 9, 13, 14, 33, 34, and 35
The lake is the most beautiful thing about this place and nice bathrooms
Great place for RV and tents, lake, very nice restroom area, and friendly.
We stayed at Morganton in October. The campground was busy, but it was still quiet. We stayed in the tent only "hike in" sites -- some are closer than others, but I wouldn't call any of them a hike, just a short walk. It's a bit of a walk to the nearest bathroom from, but not too bad. The bathrooms looked brand new when we went, and were very well-kept.
Our site (D) would have been waterfront if the lake weren't so low from the drought. It still made for a beautiful and peaceful setting. The tent only sites are on a little peninsula of their own, so it was quiet and more secluded than the rest of the campground.
Nearby Blue Ridge is a good place to stock up on anything you forgot to pack, but it's also worth a visit just to walk around the cute downtown area. They have several nice outdoor stores, some breweries, and lots of restaurants to choose from.