West Georgia Camping
- Lake Harding
- Goat Rock Lake
- Lake Oliver
- North Highlands
- Lake Worth
Nestled in the Pine Mountains of Georgia, you'll find the scenic Blanton Creek campground. Come out to relax in the natural beauty of the area or venture out along the hiking trails. The nearby lakes offer activities such as boating, swimming, fishing and water sports. You can also take a short drive to visit historic Callaway Gardens, Warm Springs, and the ever-popular Chattahoochee RiverWalk and Columbus Museum.
Blanton Creek offers full-service campgrounds and primitive campsites. There are sites on the lake with great views. You can go fishing from your campsite and tie up your boat. There are well-kept, spacious sites away from the water, as well. View the campground map for details.
Amenities at Blanton Creek include a playground, boating ramps, fishing piers, a marina (at Lake Oliver), laundry facilities, restrooms, hot showers and a dump station. Picnic pavilions are available by reservation. All campsites include a picnic table and fire rings. Blanton Creek is handicapped accessible.
6111 Lick Skillet Rd.
Hamilton, GA 31811
Local Points of Interest
Visitors of Blanton Creek campgrounds may enjoy the following local attractions:
Callaway Gardens — This lovely resort complex is located in Pine Mountain, Ga., near Columbus. The gardens were founded in 1952 to promote and protect native azalea plants. The gardens feature a large, enclosed butterfly habitat (the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center) and the John Sibley Horticultural Center, known for its wide variety of native plants.
Warm Springs Historic District — Enjoy shopping, dining and The Little White House in the Warm Springs Historic District. The Little White House is part of Georgia's state park system. It has been preserved to look almost exactly as it did when President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in the house on April 12, 1945. Items on display at the facility include the Unfinished Portrait; FDR's customized 1938 Ford convertible with hand controls, a theater, and his stagecoach. The Little White House is open from 9 a.m. — 4:45 p.m. daily and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Call 706-655-5870 for information or to schedule a guided tour.
Columbus, Ga. — Experience Southern hospitality in nearby Columbus. Walk, jog or bike along the 15-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk; enjoy whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee; visit the Trade Center, or stop by the Columbus Museum (the second-largest museum in Georgia). Take an interactive journey through every war fought by the U.S. in the last two centuries at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park, which contains one of the largest collections of military art and artifacts. You can also view movies like never before in the IMAX theatre, or find a unique souvenir in the gift shop.
General Camping Information
Reservations: For reservations, call the campground. Campsites must be reserved at least 10 days in advance and require a two-night minimum stay. There is a three-night minimum stay on holiday weekends.
- Annual day-use parking pass is $35. Pass is valid for day-use at all Georgia Power recreation areas.
- Day-use visitors pass is $5 per vehicle.
- Campers with self-contained units such as RVs are charged $25 per sleeping facility per night.
- Tent campers are charged $20 per sleeping facility per night.
- Weekly rates are $150. (No other discounts apply.)
- Camping reservations are accepted for numbered sites only.
- Golden Age and Golden Access passports are honored at a savings of $2 per night. For further information on these passports, call the U.S. Forest Service in Eatonton, Georgia, at 706-485-7110.
Hookups and Site Comforts: All of the RV sites and tent sites offer grills or fire rings, picnic tables, water and electrical hookups (50 amps). Restrooms, hot showers and a laundry facility are also available. There is one dump station available for all campsites.
Additional Info: Campers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call for information about group camps and camping areas that offer more privacy.