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Popular campground opening Monday
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Forsyth County News

At a glance

• Campsites at Shady Grove Campground may be reserved up to 30 days in advance with full payment made in person. Contact: (770)205-6849.

• Daily fees for campground use are as follows: 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.  

• For more information, visit the parks and recreation page at

Shady Grove Campground opens for the season Monday.

Nestled along the shore of Lake Lanier in northeastern Forsyth County, the site will remain open until Nov. 3.

“[The] campground’s popularity grows each year,” said Jerry Kinsey, director of the county parks and recreation department.

The 109-acre campground off Shadburn Ferry Road boasts more than 110 campsites.

Its 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.

Tommy Bruce, assistant parks and recreation director, said site rentals have increased the past two years.

Forsyth made a variety of improvements to Shady Grove before the 2011 season. Those included expanded camping pads for larger recreational vehicles, a grassy play area and restored shoreline.