Day Camping on the Lake

Van Pugh South Park is located on the southeast of Lake Sidney Lanier and features: 57 individual sites with picnic tables, grills, shower washhouses, playground and boat ramp, all in a natural setting. The park is unique in that it is a “day camp” area. Visitors to the park may bring their tents, camping trailers or recreational vehicles for the day but may not stay overnight.

Day camp user fees are $10.00 per site per day.

Site occupancy is limited to a maximum of 8 people and 2 motorized vehicles (includes motor home).

Sites are available on a first come first serves basis. All tents must be set up on the designated impact area.

The park is open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8 AM to 10 PM. See the park operating schedule for open/closed dates.

Equipment left in the park after closing may be impounded.

No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park.

Pets must be kept on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length and are not permitted in the restrooms.

Please deposit all garbage at the dumpsters located near the park’s entry station.

Park all vehicles at your site. Do not park along the roadways.

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Lake Lanier CVB is the official destination marketing organization for the Hall County area which borders the eastern shoreline of the beautiful Lake Lanier.


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