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Shoal Creek Campground COE

Buford, Georgia


6300 Shadburn Ferry Rd
Buford, Georgia 30518
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Sites: 104
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.16604
Longitude: -84.01347

Elevation: 1134' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful COE park on the shores of Lake Lanier here in Georgia. Most of the sites are on fingers that jut out into the lake and some are spectacular. #55 and 53 come to mind as being the best sites with the Lakeview and incredible sunsets. 50 amp, water, asphalt driveway, concrete pad, picnic table, fire pit, barbecue, lantern post. The only bad thing is their pea gravel is tiny and has a lot of white dirt which results in dust and tracking into the motorhome. Our view on the east side gave us incredible sunrises. It was the hottest recorded temperatures ever during our stay so we were grateful for the shade here in site 74.. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We had a really good dinner at fish tales restaurant, the conch fritters reminded us of the islands! We had two tasty burgers For a main course. Kinda expensive.....
We tried to go to a Lake Lanier Islands restaurant but the guard at the gate said it was a $15 entry fee. Lots of guard gates to all the Marina’s/restaurants here.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

In July 2019 this campground was very clean, both the bath house and camp sites. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our large group. We had 3 sites, 67, 68 and 69. Maximum tents and occupants. The lakeside RV sites have very narrow pads. Most campers were unable to utilize their awnings because there was not much room in front of the campers. Our site, 68, was wide enough so that we could sit under our awning and enjoy the amazing view. It took a little maneuvering to maximize the space in front. Most of the RV sites are pull through. Our site had a tiny beach which was perfect for launching kayaks and water toys. There was also a great area to park a boat in the water. We were in a quiet cove with very little boat traffic. Perfect for lounging around in the water and very safe for children. Our neighbor with the massive boat stereo was quickly shut down by the park staff. My only complaint is that there was not a hose connection at the dump station. A cut off hose end, but no way to connect to the flush out port on the camper. The campground is very close to Lake Lanier Islands and Margaritaville either by boat or car. They sell ice at the entrance. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We really enjoyed Shoal Creek Campground. There were some things such as people listening to music loudly late at night and trash around the area that could have made it better. It was also pretty hard to get in with a 40ft fifth wheel. Someone had to move their car so we could make the curve. But the size of the sites and also being on the lake made it worth it despite the flaws. We would camp there again. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

The reviews you read about this place are accurate, unfortunately. There is trash everywhere! The fire pit was full of trash. There were empty popcorn containers stuck in the tree. While we were looking at sites, a guy wandered up and starting relieving himself just off the road - with virtually no tree cover! We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

The front office was very nice when we checked in. The first site we were given we could not fit in because of our slides but the easily moved us. But the park lacks pride of ownership. There is trash everywhere. There was even a pile of blankets and dishes like a bum was living in the woods next to our site. The bathroom toilets would not flush and the bathrooms looked like they have not been cleaned in a while. The grill was broken off its pole and sitting on the ground. We walked down to the dock and it was very sketchy/shaky and did not seem very stable. Very disappointed in the campground. We have been to several campgrounds this summer and this was by far the worst. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived at this location with our grandchild. After 9:00 pm the site beside us had their music so loud that we couldn't enjoy our stay. Not only were they drunk, they also were listening to derogatory music cranked up to the point that we could not enjoy our stay. We notified the camp authorities and they didn't do a thing to reduce the noise. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Do not recommend this site due to the lack of enforcement.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We are in a 37' fifth wheel. The roads are bad. The sites are worse. In some cases dangerous. Sites are on a steep side hill but very narrow. Ours is over 5" out of level across the site. I'm up on two planks and still not level.

Steps on the site to access the picnic table are so rotten that they are clearly a danger.

Because there are so few Rv parks near Atlanta they are able to get away with very little maintenance.

If you are in a tent or a pop up or a 24' travel trailer you may be ok.

But big rigs and 5th wheels should think two or three times before trying this place. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent SP campground with most sites ON the water or within site - each is well spaced with most pull-thru type and separate patio and flat sitting or tent area.
RV sites have 50a and Water, shade, feet from the water,and a nice bath house close by. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

My main reason for this review is regarding the environment, not the amenities around the lake, etc. We registered for 3 nights and left after 1. We were assigned to Group Events location (I have no idea why) which overlooks the lake through acres of woods and the sites are long and narrow with drop offs on both sides. No where to walk, no where to place rug or chairs, impossible to use RV steps because when opened they hung over a ridge (side of our site). Maneuvering thru the woods and narrow winding roads was difficult at best. We even clipped a tree and dented our bumper. No one guided us to our location which was not easy to find originally. Then boaters and campers began filling the small cul-de-sac like area in Group EVents. One trailer and 10 cars and boats spent the night partying, loud music, disco lights, drinking etc. The entry gates are left open all night long. Anyone can come and go. There is no security and it is Pitch Black outside. The fire ring was set closer to our rig than theirs and the smoke infiltrated our rig all night. We hesitated to say anything to them ... as we are seniors traveling for enjoyment...and they are a large group of drinking young adults. Not in this day and age! We were up all night and packed up and left first thing in the a.m. Going to ask for our money back. Also - no sewer, unkempt grounds, broken site pad, uneven and dangerous for children. After climbing the mountains and enjoying RV camps all around VA for a month this was a horrible end to our journey. Up until Shoal Creek we have '0' issues at any RV campground. Shame on Lake Lanier and the Corps of Engineers to allow this to be happening at this beautiful location. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
G
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Dominic's Italian Restaurant in Buford IS GREAT. order 1/2 meal.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

The park is in need of work. It appears that there has been little or no maintenance on the park since October 2013. We were here January 10. There is tree limbs on sites and roadways, fire pits are full of debris, trash, cans, ashes, many sites still have paper tags from Oct 27 checkout still hanging. This could be a great campground, but someone needs to start doing some work around here. We used passport and paid $43 for first nite and got second nite free - so for $22 it was not a bad deal and the lake front sites are awesome. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We camped on the first loop to the right in the open lakefront lots. Our stay was good. The only thing we didn't enjoy about the campsites was the deteriorating camper pad and site layout. When you step out of the camper, within 4 feet of your door, the asphalt pad has a steep drop off. The picnic table area is down a few steps on a small concrete pad. There is not much level space to the sites so, watch your step. It was not small kid (toddler) friendly at all. We had a great view of the lake and the local area boat ramp, but along with the view comes the noise created by the weekend boaters. We were close to the entrance gate and after the gate security is gone, there is still lots of traffic in and out of the gate's exit side. We will probably camp here again, but only due to it being one of the campgrounds that opens early in the year and stays open long after labor day. These are older camp sites that have not been maintained or updated. The price is somewhat steep for the quality and lack of maintenance. We found the dumpstation backed up, overflowing, and not wanting to drain. Some of the regulars leaving the campground stopped to check on the dump station and said this was a normal condition for this campground. This was our first stay here so only another visit will tell more. Obviously, we expected a little more. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is run by Lake Lanier Resorts and is slowly being allowed to "run down" by the resort management. The security is very bad. Gates are left unlocked and day trippers come in for free and use bathrooms and campsites for free. Night time security had to be called twice and over an hour later they showed up. During the week the campground can be nice, but PARTY boats show up on weekends, beach, and party's use the bathrooms, trash the sites and leave. The bathrooms were built in the 1950's and reflect their age. Beautiful sites, BUT NOT SAFE WITH CHILDREN. Too many outsiders/non-camper's use this facility. Observed out of control drinking and open drug use...all were reported with no proper resolution. Poor security. Camp office only open 10:30-3 pm. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here for four nights and mostly enjoyed it. Sites are nicely wooded and ours (103) was long and very wide, although the pad was a bit narrow. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bath house fixtures need repair and were dirty when we arrived, but the staff cleaned when we asked about it. This seems to be a hangout for local night-time partiers, but they were mostly on the other side of the park and it wasn't too noisy where we were. There is a problem with locals running their dogs off-leash, which made for some tense moments between one of our dogs and a pit bull. A night-time staff presence and enforcement of a few rules would help make this a first-rate park. Generally though, problems were fairly minor and this was a good place for this area. We'd probably stay here again. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Nice place, a little far to the picnic areas other then that it is Beautiful. Bathrooms were a little dirty when we were there, however that could have been a bad time. For the most part it was very nice, we would camp there again. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is now managed by Lake Lanier Island Resort. We had site #9 that was level and long enough for our 37' MH plus dolly. There were several more back-in sites that would be long enough. Bathrooms could use improvement but were clean. Camp staff was very helpful and friendly. While the campground does not have full hookups, they do have honey wagon service for a fee. Campground does accept Passport America for 2 nights. We would camp here again. We camped at Shoal Creek Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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