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Camping at Ducket Mill Campground on Lake Lanier - Gainesville, GA

Camping at Ducket Mill Campground on Lake Lanier - Gainesville, GA

If you like your space between campsites and a quiet, yet beautiful campground, this place is for you. We really enjoyed this campsite because the sites had easy access, no twisty roads or steep hills to get to your site, and the living is super easy and relaxed. We visited this campground April 2017, and Ducket Mill Campground should be added to your list, as it has been added to our favorites! 

 Beautiful lake front sites

Beautiful lake front sites

Navigating the Campground

This campground is one of the easier campgrounds we've had to navigate with our Jayco Jayflight. We had no issues driving through any roads, and most campsites have a long paved driveway to back into.  They have 97 RV sites with electric and water; no sewer but the dump was clean and easily accessible. Need to mention that this is one of the many US Army Corps of Engineers campground around Lake Lanier, so there are a few ground rules you need to be aware of when booking this campground:

  1. No alcohol, firearms, or fireworks. Can't tell you what kind of trouble you'd get into if caught, but I wouldn't want to find out
  2. Very pet friendly but pets need to be on a certain length of leash and can't be a nuisance (aka. barking if left alone or dog aggressive in public areas)
  3. The campsites are freshly "cleaned" before your arrival, meaning no leaves or debris from previous campers

Our Camp Site

We stayed at site 73 and enjoyed it for several reasons: there were many options for a hammock, many established trees for shade, the street was quiet, had great views of the sunsets, quiet inlet yet close to the tip of the peninsula for clear swimming,

Pro's

  • Quiet, large lots with reasonable rates
  • Dogs allowed on a leash
  • Public restrooms/bath houses appeared clean
  • Easy access to deep water lake 
  • Nightly amazing sunset views, like..... amazing
  • Clean water at the tips of peninsulas
  • Quiet, respectful campers
  • Cool rock outcrops along the beaches
doggyfriends

Con's

  • The "beaches" in front of the campsites weren't exactly barefoot friendly, and we observed that many were steep to get down to the water. Lots of sharp rocks that want to do dangerous things to your feet, but if you got to the tips of the peninsulas we found smoother limestone/sandstone outcrops that were nicer to the toes
  • No sewer, but only listing this to have something else in the cons section :) 
 The benefits of an outdoor shower with our Jayco - I'm sure the girls will kill me for posting this when they are older! 

The benefits of an outdoor shower with our Jayco - I'm sure the girls will kill me for posting this when they are older! 

Would we come here again? Absolutely! This is a great campground for all seasons that the campground is open. We really enjoyed this campground and hope to try a different site next time (we have a few in mind!).

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS TO SHARE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES CAMPING AT DUCKET MILL CAMPGROUND? I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Happy Camping!

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