Camping at Bald Ridge Creek in Cumming, Ga

We enjoy camping at places that have water access right off the campsite, so camping at Bald Ridge Creek off of Lake Lanier was an easy decision. We camped here the first week of August, and being in Georgia it was HOT - so having the ability to play in the water and also have a shady campsite was a must!

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Campground Info

This was a really clean campground with quiet campers; the majority of noise comes from boats on the lake. The park is pet friendly requiring leashes, and each site has a fire ring, grill, and large gravel/paved lots. Most camp sites have big mature trees, but lots of pine so just remember that for sap season. There is NO store onsite like most campgrounds offer, so make sure you don't forget anything! There was additional parking near the boat ramp located in the campground and there are restrictions on the amount of guests that can be invited per site. Also, alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted, so....

Shady and level sites with water access

Shady and level sites with water access

Flat gravel lots with lake access

Flat gravel lots with lake access

We like to try to drive through and scope out the sites before we reserve our trip (if close enough to do this), so if you try this, know that you have to register up front with your license plate, and they give you a 15 minute pass. I liked this controlled approach because it made me feel a tad bit safer that there wouldn't be people driving through as they pleased.

Bathrooms

The bathrooms & showers were clean but typical - old and no paper towels. The creepy thing was the spiders at night, the typical "barn" spiders that make their webs across walkways, doorways, on anything possible, etc. There were so many everywhere busy making webs that I would definitely NOT go to the bathrooms after dark during spider season!

Bathrooms getting cleaned and have great views!

Bathrooms getting cleaned and have great views!

Visiting During Low Lake Levels


The lake was pretty low during our stay. Our site was site 50 and its beach was totally filled with silt, meaning you sunk about a foot with every step into the water. My daughter was terrified so she refused to walk in herself. The sites on the outward parts of the coves had better beach area, and in the water it was more so rock than sinking mud. Other than that issue, we enjoyed our particular site as it was shady, close to the bathrooms, and a little playground. 
 

Low lake levels

Low lake levels

Ava enjoying a morning stroll

Ava enjoying a morning stroll

Baby Marlowe's first camping trip

Baby Marlowe's first camping trip

Check Out Day

We checked out on a Sunday - this particular loop exits by the bathrooms and waste dump station, so there was a lot of activity with people heading out. It seemed like everyone decided to leave around noon, so since it's a one way road you got to sit and wait for multiple RVs to move through to the dump station before you could branch to the right and leave. 

We enjoyed this trip and the convenience of it's location. To learn more about camping at Bald Ridge Creek Campground, visit their website.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS TO SHARE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES CAMPING AT BALD RIDGE CREEK? I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Happy Camping!