West Georgia Lakes
Lake Harding • Lake Oliver • Lake Worth • Goat Rock Lake • North Highlands
West Georgia is proud of its beautiful, scenic lakes, and for good reason.
When you’re in west Georgia, you’re never too far from fun at the lakes managed by Georgia Power. Lake Harding, Lake Worth, Goat Rock Lake, Lake Oliver and North Highlands all offer beautiful scenery, hiking, picnicking, fishing and boating for a great day out. Take a look at our interactive map to explore amenities, activities, food, accessibility and other areas of interest on our lakes.
Lake Resources Office
1516 Bartletts Ferry Road
Fortson, GA 31808
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
For more information:
Sr. Lake Resources Specialist
Lake Resources Specialist II
Lake Resources Manager
Sr. Land Forester
Lake Resources Specialist II
Nestled in the pine mountains of Georgia, you'll find the scenic Blanton Creek Campground.
General Camping Information
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.
- All Federal agencies' senior discount passes are honored at a savings of $2 per night. For further information on these senior passes, call the U.S. Forest Service in Eatonton, GA, 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.
Campers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please call for information about group camps and camping areas that offer more privacy.
Blanton Creek offers full-service campgrounds and primitive campsites. Amenities 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.
Blanton Creek Campground
6111 Lick Skillet Rd.
Hamilton, GA 31811
Open February 23 — September 3
To reserve primitive campsites: 706-643-7737
- Full-Service & Primitive Campsites
- Nature Trails
- Picnic Pavilion
- Picnic/Day Use
- Handicapped Accessibility
Check out the Campground PDF for more information.
Local Points of Interest
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, and 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.
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 theater, or find a unique souvenir in the gift shop.
Beautiful trails encompass the lakes and rivers in west Georgia, making it one of the most picturesque locations for fishing.
Planning on getting some fishing in while visiting the west Georgia lakes? You couldn’t have picked a better spot. If you plan to fish while visiting, you will need to obtain a fishing license or permit from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Licenses can be purchased locally at sporting goods stores, convenience stores and marinas, or by visiting the Department of Natural Resources website.
Take a look at our fishing guide below for some of the common species found in the west Georgia lakes, and view attractor guides for Goat Rock and Lake Oliver.
West Georgia Lakes Interactive Map
Click on a site to see what amenities and activities are available there. Click on an icon to see which sites provide the desired activity or amenity.