War Hill Park -SignThis review is part of the Lake Lanier Big Rig Project. War Hill Park is a Dawson County run campground right on Lake Lanier. We consider this a primitive campground in that there is no electricity and/or water or pump out at each campsite. Each spot is a first come first serve basis. There is a campground host so you could call to see if one of those are available before you head over there. There are several spots that can handle Big Rigs. Below we have taken pics of those units. The value of this park is that it is on the North End of the lake near the the Outlet malls and at the base of the North Georgia Mountains.

Shot a Drone Flyover of the Park 

General Info: War Hill Park – Dawsonville, Ga

Shady Grove - Beach (2)

  • Link to PDF about the Park: – War_Hill_Park_Information
  • Physical Address: 4081 War Hill Park Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534
  • Phone Number to contact the park: 706-344-3646.
  • RV Daily Rate as of June 21, 2016: $18 per day
  • Other Discounts: No Discount and/or Weekly/Monthly Rates
  • Additional Information: The Park is completely covered in trees, which is helpful in the hot sun but probably mean no TV. it is also a long ways out so I doubt it is going to pick up many OTA channels. The roads through the campground are tight. But I believe a 45′ can make it through with a little tender care. Again no pumpout, no electricity and no water on each site. But all campground sites are right on the water

Site Details

  • Sites: There are 14 sites at War Hill Park, 4 of them are capable of handling Big Rigs…
  • Site Pad Material: Level sites with concrete pads
  • Water: No – Maybe some locations to get water but not at each site
  • Electricity: No
  • Sewer: No
  • Laundry: No
  • Cable TV: No
  • Wi-fi: No
  • Dump Station: Not that I saw
  • Propane: No
  • Pull Throughs: No
  • Back In: Yes
  • Big Rig Friendly: 4 spots
  • Pet Friendly: Yes (very)

Additional Information: This is a very small primitive park. If you are looking for a quiet tree covered spot with spots that feet from the water this might be of interest. To get to those spots you will need to be careful. I believe it is navigable but you will need to be careful.

Spots that are Big Rig Capable: Spots 4,5,6,8 – Check the gallery below for pics of each site.

Galley of pics of Campsites

Things to Do here

We did not actually stay at this park. But we do live about 15 miles away and are well aware of what there is to do in the area.  The park is located in Dawsonville. .


  • In Dawsonville there are plenty run of the mill restaurants but one is the exception. The Blue Bicycle is a high end dinner epicurean delight that has very, very good entrees. No need to dress up but a very high end restaurant.
  • In Cumming we do not have many exceptional restaurants but here is where we like to eat. For Italian – Provino’s is quite good. For a nice sports bar with good bar food – Taco Mac will never let you down. For exceptional German food check out Gasthous – sit out on the patio it is awesome.
  • In Gainesville there are two restaurants that are worth the drive. Southern Recess Gastro Pub is an eclectic little bar right on the square with really good food. The Atlanta Seafood Market is an exceptional seafood restaurant for lunch in Little Mexico and we always go there when in Gainesville.
  • This is a remote campground on the lake so obviously plenty of lake things to do. You can rent a boat from Paradise Boat Rentals or check out Boatbound – there are several listings out there as well. If you do go out on the lake the best restaurant is Fishtails and you do not want to miss Sunset Cove – a unique experience in itself.
  • Lake Lanier water park is a pretty cool water park right on the lake and we love going there.
  • Lake Lanier is famous for its Bass and Striper Fishing. We have caught some huge stripers with Shane Watson Guide service.
  • Day trips up to Helen, Ga – The German capital of Georgia or hike the falls at Amicaloa Falls

Final Thoughts

We have never stayed at this park and likely never will. We are not much for boondocking without TV. But if that is your thing this might be a place for you. Be careful bringing the coach in if you are a big rig.

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