Shady Grove campground opens March 24 for the season

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Parks and Recreation invites campers to the shores of Lake Lanier when Shady Grove Campground opens for use March 24.

In addition to the more than 110 campsites for campers to enjoy, the 109-acre campground’s amenities include a beach and swim area, boat ramp with courtesy dock, group campsites with picnic shelters, playground, tent camping areas and campsites with water and 30 and 50 amp power hookups.

Forsyth County completed a variety of improvements to Shady Grove Campground prior to the start of the 2011 camping season.

These projects included expanded camping pads for larger recreational vehicles, a grassy play area and a shoreline restoration.

“Shady Grove Campground grows in popularity every year,” said Tommy Bruce, assistant director of Parks and Recreation. “During recent camping seasons, our campsite rentals have continued to increase.”

Daily fees for campground use:

30 amp electric site with water – $26

50 amp electric site with water – $28

Tent camping site with no hookups – $18

Group camping (north) – $155

Group camping (south) – $135

Visitor fee – $2

Dump station – $15

The campground will remain open until Nov. 2.

Shady Grove Campground is located at 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road in Cumming.

For more information, visit www.forsythco.com/parks.

FH 03-12-14