Nancytown is an excellent spot for families, fishermen and picnickers to get away and enjoy the outdoors.The group campground is situated in the southeastern portion of the Chattahoochee National Forest, at the northern point of Georgia. It is adjacent to Nancytown Lake, which drains...
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Nancytown is an excellent spot for families, fishermen and picnickers to get away and enjoy the outdoors.

Natural Features:

The group campground is situated in the southeastern portion of the Chattahoochee National Forest, at the northern point of Georgia. It is adjacent to Nancytown Lake, which drains into the much larger Lake Russell.


Visitors to the campground enjoy river and stream fishing. The area has multiple opportunities for anglers and is a great place to catch trout. Boating is also popular on Nancytown Lake.

The short and scenic Nancytown Trail begins at the nearby dam and circles the lake. The campground also has access to the 6.2-mile Ladyslipper hiking and horseback riding trail, as well as the Sourwood foot trail, which is a 2.7-mile hike to several waterfalls.


The group campground offers multiple sites available for tent-only camping. The campground is entirely contained and is gated for security, making it ideal for families or youth groups like Boy Scouts.

Each site is equipped with tent pads and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets is available, as well as a group cooking and eating area and a covered stone shelter containing a large picnic table, grill and fireplace.

Nearby Attractions:

Nancytown Group Campground is located within the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area, near Cornelia, Georgia.

Booking Window
Tue Apr 29 2014 - Sat Apr 25 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon Apr 28 2014 Fri Nov 07 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • RV sites
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Convenience Store
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Medical Facilities
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 28 2014 -
Nov 07 2014

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.49889, -83.48361
34°29'56"N, 83°29'1"W

From Interstate 85 in Georgia, merge onto Interstate 985 via exit 113. Interstate 985 will eventually become State Highways 441/365. Continue north for about 5 miles to Cornelia, then take the Clarkesville/Highway 197 exit and turn right. Turn right again at Dick's Hill Parkway. Continue approximately a mile and turn left onto Lake Russell Road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

200 HWY 197 NORTH

Phone Number:

Information: (706)490-1246
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