Van Pugh South Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Van Pugh South Campground is located on Lake Sidney Lanier. Lake Lanier touches five counties in Georgia and is just 45 minutes from Atlanta. The lake covers 38,000 acres that were once rolling farmland. The lake provides outdoor recreational opportunities to fish, camp, boat, picnic or sightsee. Van Pugh South Campground offers 55 sites in an all natural setting. Additional amenities include hot showers, laundry facilities, a boat ramp,and a dump station.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Accessible Showers
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Laundry
  • Paved Sites
  • Potable Water
  • Tent Pads
Within 10 Miles
  • Convenience Store
  • Public Marina
  • Restaurants


Peak Season
May 24 2010 -
Sep 13 2010
Peak Season
Apr 11 2011 -
Sep 13 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. RESERVATIONS HAVE A 2 NIGHT MINIMUM ON WEEKENDS AND 3 NIGHT MINIMUM ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. The campground is open April - September and sites range from $19 - $27 dollars. Primary occupants must occupy campsites overnight. Renting a site for the purpose of day use or parking is prohibited. 8 person maximum per site including visitors. 1-3 vehicles per site with 3 vehicles maximum within campground including visitors. Attendants are scheduled 7:00am-10:30pm and the campground telephone number is (770) 967-6315. Check-in time is 4pm and checkout time is 3pm. Park gates are locked from 10:30pm until 7am. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all corps parks on Lake Lanier. Due to road conditions in the campground, no campers with recreational vehicles over 26 feet in length will be permitted to rent a site in this campground.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Van Pugh South
Campground Phone: 770-967-6315
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Location: Flowery Branch (near Gainesville), GA
Phone: 770-967-6315

1 Campground Reviews for Van Pugh South - Gainesville, GA

Horrible Experience


The RV campsites are small and unlevel. It looks like they used to be tent sites that were converted to RV. River access and view bad because the underbrush and small trees are not kept under control. Also, the camp host is extremely rude and came to our site three times in two days. She called the park ranger out several times on different people. We will not go back.

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More About Van Pugh South Campground

Van Pugh South is a campground located in Gainesville, Georgia. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -83.99056 latitude, and -83.99056 longitude into your GPS device.

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