Shady Grove Campground is open seasonally for primitive and RV camping; courtesy boat dock and access to Lake Lanier. Fishing is permitted and hiking trails abound along the lakeshore. The campground is located at 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road in Cumming and has over 110 campsites.
Shady Grove Campground amenities include: Tent and RV Sites (30/50 amp) with water, a beach and swim area, a boat ramp with courtesy dock, a group campsites with picnic shelters, a playground, and wash houses.
I've camped at Shady Grove multiple times and each experience has been great. I live nearby and it's a great oasis to quickly escape the rat race in metro Atlanta.
Originally built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, it's now operated by Forsyth County Parks and Rec. They're doing a terrific job of maintaining and upgrading the campground.
Very good to excellent mobile phone reception. Supermarkets are 10-15 minutes away.
Nice campground. If you enjoy having a beer while camping don’t come here. Beautiful day, beer in a solo cup playing cards with my wife at a picnic table. We were not making noise, nobody complained about us. Ranger pulls up and gave us both tickets. We had a mandatory court appearance, turns out each ticket is $280.00. No warning, I couldn’t believe what happened. Other than that, it’s a good campground. We won’t be back.
Site 74 is easy to back in and has plenty of shade in the evening. Great views.
Lake Lanier is huge with many campgrounds to choose from. My favorite is Shady Grove. Sites are large. Many with nice views. Easy to manipulate around with wide roads. Lots to do of all water sports. Striped Bass is a favorite for anglers.
Very shaded sites with many being waterfront. We were in site 15, 14, and my parents used the Georgia glamping company in site 16. More photos and details on the link. https://imaginecamper.com/2019/05/30/shady-grove-campground/
Trip taken Labor Day 2018. Still pregnant. I can’t complain about this trip as I barely remember it! I can confirm I had good signal on my phone as basically all we did was watch football. All the sites appear to be waterfront but ours, 87, kind of wasn’t. But it was shady and pretty. I never used the bathhouse.
Very nice wooded campground on Lake Lanier, very spacious sites, many on the lake. Water and electric with a dump station. Dump station very easy to get into. Nice playground for the kids, Over the air TV worked great. Only reason for the 4 stars is our site was not level, took some work to level our rig. Also our site needed a little TLC. I did notice them updating sites. Defiantly worth a stay
Camped at Shady Grove many times. Large clean sites with power and water. No sewer but the park does have a dump station. Many water sites.
Shady Grove is a wonderful gem of a campground. It is owned and run by Forsyth County and is beautifully maintained. Living in the North Atlanta area, this became on of our easy, go-to camp sites. Over the past couple of years, the county has been upgrading the sites and they have done a wonderful job. There is no comparison between Shady Grove and the Corps of Engineers camp grounds on Lanier. Shady Grove wins every time!
There is a nice playground that is walking distance from our favorite camp sites that the kids really love.
There is a strict no alcohol policy in the campground and it is made very clear by signage in the park.
This place is nice and beautiful place, there was little to no trash floating around the sites, and it was obvious that the rangers took pride in this camp site. When I met the ranger, I soon realized that he may have been taking his job too seriously… I felt like I was at a high school party that just got busted by the cops. The ranger was telling us full grown adults that we had to throw away all of our alcohol. He demanded that we empty our wine bottle and growlers, I dont understand why we had to waste all of that money spent on alcohol, when we could have simply put it away, and drank it on a later date after we had checked out from the camp site. I honestly felt like I was a teenager again, and this cocky ranger was a wanna be cop or something. I understand some places you are not allowed to drink, and I respect that, however, I respect it by putting the corks back into my bottles, not by pouring them out onto the grass. If they asked me to pack up my booze, I might have come back to camp another time. however the way that we were treated, I will not be back. I can find a place with just as nice of a view, with less inconsiderate rangers.