View of Lake Lanier from Bald Ridge Creek Campground

Bald Ridge Creek Campground Review 2024

Why should you take our word for whether you should visit Bald Ridge Creek Campground or not? Because we both grew up around Lake Lanier and are very familiar with the area. Plus we have a ton of camping and RV experience.

Follow along below as we go through the positives and negatives of camping at Bald Ridge Creek Campground.

Positives of Bald Ridge Creek Campground

Beautiful Location on Lake Lanier

Most of the campsites have an amazing view of the water. Even if you pick a site without much of a view, there are places where you can still enjoy the water – boat ramp / courtesy dock, the beach / swimming area, and the fishing pier.

view of campsite and Lake Lanier

If you have a boat, bring it with you! There are several great places to go on the lake including several restaurants like Pig Tales, Twisted Oar, Fish Tales, and Pelican Pete’s. You can also check out Lanier Islands and Margaritaville.

Convenient Location and Access to Essentials

The campground is located off Exit 16 (Pilgrim Mill Rd) on GA-400. This exit does have two gas stations; however, their parking lots are relatively small and not setup for larger RVs. The parking lot may be small but we highly recommend trying the breakfast at Daniel’s.

If you go one exit north (Keith Bridge Rd), there is a QuikTrip with a larger parking lot. This exit also has several restaurants and grocery stores.

Great Price and Discounts Available

All campsites are $30 per night. Yes, you read that correctly. $30 per night! You can also use some of the America the Beautiful discounts to get an even better price.

24/7 Gated Access

This used to be a negative for a lot of people because the gates would close overnight and no one could enter or exit. But not anymore!! Wahoo!

Bald Ridge Creek Campground now has an automatic gate with keypad access for guests. You will be provided with the gate code upon check in.

Negatives of Bald Ridge Campground

Site Availability

Bald Ridge Campground is a popular place and the sites, especially the favorite sites, get booked fast. Since they have a great cancelation policy, we recommend booking your site sooner rather than later.

No Sewer Connection

The sites do not have an individual sewer connection but there is a dump station in the campground.

Campground Maneuverability

Some of the corners are tight if you have a larger rig. You should be able to make it through the entire park but may want to have a spotter in certain sections.

Limits on Length of Stay

At Bald Ridge Creek Campground, you are limited to 14 days of camping in any rolling 30 day period. It will be a wonderful 14 days though!

No Adult Beverages Allowed

Depending on your preferences, this may be considered a positive or a negative. No alcoholic beverages are allowed within the campground.

Bald Ridge Campground Amenities

one of the bath houses at Bald Ridge Creek Campground
  • 3 Bath Houses
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Boat Ramp with Courtesy Dock (10 minute limit)
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Fishing Pier
  • Playground
  • 82 total campsites including 5 ADA campsites. Each site has power and water as well as a fire ring, charcoal grill, and picnic table.
  • Dump Station
  • NEW in 2024: Automatic Gates with 24/7 Access
courtesy dock and view of lake Lanier at Bald Ridge Campground

Picking Your Campsite

Trying to figure out the layout of the campground? Use this map of Bald Ridge Creek Campground to help you pick. On the booking website, they specify the length of each site.

Our personal favorite sites are 66, 67, and 68 but there are plenty of other sites that are great too. In fact, don’t pay attention to our favorites because we want to be able to keep booking them. 😂

campsites 68, 67, and 66 at Bald Ridge Campground

Keep in mind, we have a 44′ Fifth Wheel so we are more limited on which sites we fit in. If you have a smaller rig, you will have a lot more choices available and may have other sites you like better.

Site 66

We like 66 for its waterfront location – great if you have a boat with you that you are willing to run up on the beach. This back-in site has room for a larger RV and 1 vehicle. Other cars can park at the nearby bath house.

Site 67

This pull-through site has a phenomenal view!

View from Bald Ridge Campground site 67
My view while working from site 67. Site 68 was empty at this time.

And if that isn’t enough of a reason to select it, it also has enough room for our 44′ Fifth Wheel with the rear patio out and 3 vehicles.

Site 68

This pull-through site has one of the best views in the campground but it is shorter in length. We can fit our RV in this site but have to park vehicles at the bath house.

Individual Campsite Amenities

Each campsite is equipped with power and water. They also have their own fire ring, charcoal grill, and picnic table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Bald Ridge Creek Campground located?

This can be a little confusing for some people because Bald Ridge Creek Campground is not located near Bald Ridge Marina by land. Instead, it is located one exit north on GA-400 off Pilgrim Mill Rd.

The easiest way to locate the campground is using its address: 4100 Bald Ridge Park Rd – Cumming, GA 30041.

How do I make a reservation at Bald Ridge Creek Campground?

The campground is being jointly managed by the Army Corps of Engineers and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation in 2024. To book, visit the new booking link for Bald Ridge Creek Campground here.

Does Bald Ridge Campground have full hookups?

Every site includes power (20, 30, and 50 Amp) and water. Sewer is not available on each site but there is a dump station in the campground.

dump station at Bald Ridge Creek Campground

What hours are the gates open at Bald Ridge Campground?

The guard house is staffed daily from 2-7pm during the season (mid-March to late October).

However, a wonderful new improvement to the campground are the automatic gates that are accessible 24/7. Upon check in, the camp hosts will provide you with your parking pass and the gate code so you can enter and exit as needed during your stay.

Can I bring my dog camping?

Yes! Coco thoroughly enjoyed her time at Bald Ridge Creek Campground.

Pets are required to be kept on a leash not exceeding 6′ in length. Additionally, pets are not allowed in the bath houses, at the playground, or in the swim areas.

What is the cancellation policy?

You can receive a refund as long as you cancel 48 hours prior to the time of check in. Check in is at 3pm and checkout is at 1pm.

How much does it cost to camp at Bald Ridge?

Sites cost $30 per night and include power (20, 30, and 50 Amp) and water. A dump station is available in the campground but sewer is not included on each site.

Additionally, Bald Ridge Creek Campground does accept some discount programs through the America the Beautiful Interagency Pass Program.

Final Thoughts on Visiting Bald Ridge Campground

Do it! This campground is a wonderful way to enjoy Lake Lanier and the outdoors. And for only $30 per night, we think you are in for a treat.