Dockery Lake Campground
April - October $8 / night
November - January $4 / night
CLOSED January 2nd - march 31st
First come, first serve
14 day limit
1 flush & 1 vault toilet facility, 2 water spigots (seasonal located between sites 3 & 9)
97-300 Dockery Road Cleveland, GA 30528
Sites: There are 11 sites total, in my opinion, sites 3, 7 and 9 are RV friendly, however, I wouldn't take anything much longer than 26ft long. Reason being is you have to back into the spots if you are in a motorhome + sharp turns to get there. From being on the road to pulling into the campsite it is basically a sharp U-turn, so backing in is easiest unless you're in a van / car. See photo for reference.
Ease and Accessibility for Motorhomes 5/5: This campground is set up as a loop. The GA Highway 60 traveling north to reach this campground is a very winding road that was narrow in many spots. If you are traveling from this direction, hang in there it won't be but for a few miles. If you are traveling South on GA Highway 60 I don't know what to tell you I didn't come this way. There was a lot of motorcycle activity coming the opposite direction (down the mountain) they were not cautious and were hugging the curves tightly so be very careful. We took it nice and slow until we made it to forest road 654, where the campground is located off of. Once on forest road 654 it is 1 mile to the campground. The road into camp is pretty easy, some pot holes but relatively flat with some sharp curves. The road in for about 1/2 a mile can fit two cars, about half way down it forks, to the right is a one way which leads into the campsite. The left side of the fork is where the loop comes back up to exit the campground. When you loop around to leave, the road out is not bad, a few more bumps than the entrance, but we didn’t have any problems, just take it slow.
Each campsite has a tent pad, fire ring with grill grate, picnic table, and a lantern post.
There was no AT&T service at our site (3) but there was service on a few spots on the road leading into camp. There is also reliable AT&T service at the entrance to forest road 654.
The campsite features a beautiful lake you can fish in, there is also a trail leading around the lake. There is a fishing platform near site 3, just follow the trail around the edge of the lake to reach it. The Appalachian trail is also 3.5 miles from here.
There is a Walmart in Dahlonaga abut 12 miles from the campsite. There is also plenty to eat between fast food and restaurants. Helen, GA is also a short ways away.
Overall I give this site a 4 out of 5. Only because there is no service, which I need to be able to work. I would 100% go here again and I think the $4 fee during the off season is a great deal. There were no other motorhomes, but there were 3 other camping parties while we stayed at the end of October/ early November. There was a fair amount of day use traffic, around 10 cars a day. It was really fun to ride around the campground with the Rad Power Bike.