Dockery Lake, Suches, GA

 Dockery Lake Recreation Area


  • Chattahoochee National Forest.
  • The campground has 11 campsites  (10 campsites and 1 host site)
  • 6 lakeside sites and 5 wooded sites
  • Each site has a tent pad, fire ring with a grill, lantern post, and a picnic table
  • Potable water available
  • Three-acre lake (stocked with trout)
  • Lake loop trail
  • Appalachian Trail Access (via Dockery Lake Trail)
  • Flush toilets and vaulted toilets
  • $8.00 fee per night
  • Day use area (free)
  • Closed 12/22-mid-March
Dockery Lake is possibly our favorite car camping spot in Georgia. If you want to get away and spend some time in a serene environment, this is the place for you.  The small 3-acre lake is stocked with trout seasonally and I have personally seen some old timers swimming about.
Hike the lake loop trail, or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous you can hike the entire Dockery Lake Trail to the Appalachian Trail and head south to Preaching Rock on Big Cedar Mountain. The view is spectacular looking down on the valley below and the blanketed ridgeline in the distance.



The water is like glass on a calm morning.
Dockery Lake
The lakeside campsites are large and spread out enough for moderate privacy. This is campsite #9 and it is one of our favorites.


There are plenty of trees to hang your hammock from.


A sweet little fishing spot at campsite #9.


One of the day use sites.

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