CUMMING - Forsyth County's Shady Grove Campground opens for the season March 24 and will remain open until November 2. <br />
"Shady Grove Campground has become a very popular Lake Lanier vacation <br />
destination," said county Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Kinsey. "We are excited about welcoming campers to officially begin the 2014 camping season on March 24." <br />
In addition to the more than 110 campsites for campers to enjoy, the 109-acre <br />
campground's amenities include a beach and swim area, boat ramp with courtesy dock, group campsites with picnic shelters, playground, tent camping areas and campsites with water and 30 and 50 amp power hookups. <br />
Daily fees for campground us:<br />
30 amp electric site with water $26 <br />
50 amp electric site with water $28 <br />
Tent camping site with no hookups $18 <br />
Group camping (north) $155 <br />
Group camping (south) $135 <br />
Visitor fee $2 <br />
Dump station $15 <br />
Forsyth County completed a variety of improvements to Shady Grove Campground prior to the start of the 2011 camping season. These projects included expanded camping pads for larger recreational vehicles, a grassy play area and a shoreline restoration. These improvements were made possible by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008. <br />
"Shady Grove Campground grows in popularity every year," Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Tommy Bruce said. "During recent camping seasons, our campsite rentals have continued to increase. We are proud to offer such a great amenity here in Forsyth County." <br />
For more information, visit www.forsythco.com/parks.
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.
With two-thirds of Hall County’s population living south of Oakwood (according to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce) the South Hall Business Coalition wanted to hear from Sheriff Gerald Couch and tour the new Sheriff’s Office headquarters building that opened in their part of the county in November 2014.