COVID-19 UPDATED POLICIES:

At Georgia Power, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the response of our state and local officials. Our top priority is still the safety and wellbeing of our customers and employees, and we continue to take action to curtail the spread of the virus in our local communities.

As of June 11, 2021 Georgia Power’s campgrounds at Lake Oconee (Lawrence Shoals, Parks Ferry and Old Salem) and Lake Harding (Blanton Creek) are open for outdoor recreation at this time. Day use amenities including playgrounds, pavilions, and picnic areas within those campgrounds are reopened as well. All Boat Ramps remain open at this time. Social distancing and group size guidelines will be strictly enforced, and anyone violating those guidelines will be asked to leave the facilities. To cancel or change existing reservations, please call 855-607-6462 or visit www.gplakes.com.

Day use and boat ramp areas remain open at most other Georgia Power locations statewide.  Visitors must limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people and adhere to social distancing. State and local law enforcement officers will assist in ensuring compliance with these requirements, and facilities may be closed entirely if issues arise.

Beaches at all Georgia Power facilities are closed for the season as of September 7th, 2021.

Amenities at Rocky Creek Day Use Area will close on September 7th, 2021 - this includes the beach, playground, and bathrooms. The boat dock at Rocky Creek remains open for day use. 

GPC Camping/Day Use Policies

  • Overnight Camping Reservations may be made 45 days in advance of your arrival date.
  • Campsite occupancy is limited to 14 nights. Campers using the site for 14 nights will be requested to vacate the park for a period of at least 4 days.
  • The maximum reservation window is 45 days plus 14 days in the future if customers book a maximum length of stay reservation (14 nights) 45 days in advance.
  • Overnight Parking Fee includes the use of Day Use Facilities during regular hours.
  • A separate Overnight Parking Fee will be charged for each sleeping facility (includes car-truck-van) that remains in the park overnight.
  • Campsite occupancy is limited to 8 people per site.
  • Please place tents, truck campers, motor homes, trailers, etc., on prepared gravel camp pads or driveways to avoid damaging grassed areas.
  • Camping between designated sites is prohibited.
  • Please attach your receipt to the clip on the numbered campsite post at your campsite.
  • Lantern hangers should be used for lanterns. Please do not hang lanterns from trees.
  • Fires should be confined to grills or fire rings and attended at all times. Dead trees or limbs on the ground may be collected for firewood.
  • Do not wash dishes or clothes at drinking faucets or in comfort station sinks.
  • Washers and Dryers are provided.
  • Your RV’s holding tank should be used for sewage and grey water. A sanitary disposal station is provided in the park for your use.
  • Please keep your site clean by placing trash in trash cans or trash dumpsters where available.
  • Please keep buildings and grounds clean and report any unsatisfactory conditions to the park host/s.
  • No more than 2 cars and 2 sleeping facilities are allowed per site. 
  • Reservations Check-in is at 3:00 PM & Checkout is at 1:00 PM 
  • All parks will be open 7 days a week (Holiday and Fall Hours may vary).
  • Sunday - Thursday
    • Gate Hours: 7:00AM-9:00PM
  • Friday - Saturday
    • Gate Hours: 7:00 AM - 10:00PM
  • Fees:

    • Annual Day use parking passes are available for $50.00.
    • Campers with self-contained units are charged a $30.00 (RV site) parking fee per sleeping facility per night plus a non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee (per reservation, not per night).
    • One additional RV may be placed on an RV site for an additional $30.00 Per night (where available).
    • One additional tent may be placed on an RV site for an additional $25.00 Per night.
    • Primitive Tent Campers are charged a $25.00 parking fee per sleeping facility per night plus a non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee (per reservation, not per night).
    • One additional tent may be placed on a tent site for an additional $25.00.
    • Weekly rates are Tents $150.00 / RV’s $180.00 (No other discounts apply) plus a non-refundable reservation fee (per reservation, not per night).
    • Date or site changes to campsites may be made online or via telephone. The customer will be charged $10.00 for making a change.
    • Cancellations to campsites may be made online or via telephone. 
    • For cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance of arrival, the customer will be charged $10.00 for cancelling their reservation and refunded the balance of their transaction, less the $5.00 reservation fee.
    • Cancellations within 24 hours of arrival or if the customer departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, will result in loss of one night's fee and will be charged $10.00 for cancelling their reservation and refunded the balance of their transaction less the $5.00 reservation fee.
    • No refunds will be given for No-Shows or days not used within the reservation.  
    • All fees incurred are per reservation
    • Golden Age-Golden Access Passports are honored at a $2.00 per night savings. For further information on these Passports, call the U.S. Forest Service in Eatonton, GA at 706-485-7110.

Pavilion Guidelines/Rules

Pavilions may be reserved at any of the Georgia Power Recreation Areas - Blanton Creek, Lawrence Shoals, Old Salem, Parks Ferry, Lloyd Shoals and Rocky Creek - for a fee. Guidelines and rules for pavilion reservations and pavilion usage are as follows:

  • The fee for reserving the pavilion is $150.00 plus a non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee (per reservation, not per day).
  • The maximum group size allowed for a pavilion rental/event is 75 guests. 
  • Date or site changes to pavilion reservations may be made online or via telephone. The customer will be charged $10.00 for making a change.
  • Cancellations to pavilion reservations may be made online or via telephone. The customer will be charged $10.00 for cancelling their reservation and refunded the balance of their transaction less the reservation fee.
  • Pavilion reservation cancellations must be requested a minimum of 14 days prior to reserved date in order for fees to be refunded.
  • Groups should leave the pavilion area clean for others who may use the facility.
  • A five dollar ($5.00) parking fee will be charged for EACH vehicle entering the park - this is in addition to the pavilion reservation fee.
  • Individuals using the pavilion will not be allowed to have loud speakers, loud radios or loud music at the pavilion or picnic area. Park visitors who do not adhere to this rule will be asked to leave the park.
  • The service road leading up to the pavilion should not be used without prior approval from the Park Attendants.
  • Georgia Power Company prohibits any alcoholic beverages inside the Park.
  • Tables should not be moved around without prior approval from the Park Manager or Park Attendant.
  • For a reservation to be held, the reservation fee must be paid at time the pavilion is reserved.

PAVILIONS CAN NOT BE USED WITHOUT A RESERVATION

To make reservations at any of Georgia Power Company's facilities go online to www.GPLakes.com [gplakes.com] or call 855-607-6462

  • Blanton Creek
  • Lawrence Shoals
  • Old Salem
  • Parks Ferry

Stipulations for Hunting Permits in North Georgia 

Property lines of Georgia Power Company are marked with YELLOW paint. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to abide by the following stipulations.

  • Each individual hunter is required to obtain a Hunter’s Permit, also know as a Hunter's Parking Permit, to be allowed to hunt on Georgia Power’s property. 
  • Permit Holder will abide by all local, state, and federal laws. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of permit and non issuance of future permits. 
  • Permit holder is NOT allowed to hunt within 300 feet of a residence or public use facility when hunting with a bow & arrow. 
  • Permit Holder is NOT allowed to hunting within 1,000 feet of a residence or public use facility when hunting with rifle or shotgun. 
  • Permit holder is NOT allowed to hunt or park within 1,000 feet of a dam or Tugalo Village. (Georgia Power Company's maintenance facility)
  • Camping is not allowed on company land except in the designated campsites. 
  • Permit holder agrees to always act in a safe manner and protect the company land at all times.
  • Hunters 16 years or older must hold a valid permit. 
  • Hunters 15 years or younger are not required to have a permit, but must be accompanied by a valid Permit Holder.
  • Permits purchased are final sale. 

Please visit  http://georgiapowerlakes.com/northgeorgialakes/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/north-georgia-hunting-map-2018.pdf for the North Georgia Hunting Map or review map below - 

Georgia Power Company North Georgia Hunt Map