Salacoa Creek Park

Enjoy! Enjoy the beauty. Enjoy the activities. Enjoy the rich historical heritage of Salacoa Creek Park. Salacoa Creek Park offers all of the amenities of a truly fine park...swimming, beach area, boating, picnicking, camping and fishing. But Salacoa Creek Park even offers more.

Salacoa Creek Park lies within the original bounds of the Cherokee Nation. In fact, it is just minutes away from New Echota, the capital of the Cherokee Nation in the early 1800's. It was at New Echota that the Cherokee held court, printed their bilingual newspaper and formed a government fashioned after the U.S. government. Vistors to Salacoa Creek Park will enjoy visiting the restored Cherokee buildings as well as the interpretive museum.


Nestled in the rolling hills of Northwest Georgia, Salacoa Creek Park is the mid-point between Chattanooga and Atlanta. It is conveniently located minutes from exit 130 off I-75. Nearby are quality restaurants, golf courses, shopping, antiquing, and superb hotel accommodations. Outstanding entertainment is offered right down the road at "Concerts in The Country" Music Park. Come enjoy the beauty and convenience of Salacoa Creek Park.


Few parks can boast of the quality swimming and beach area. Inflatable floats are permitted on the lake swimming area. However, in order to maintain the beauty and safety of the beach area, no food or glass containers are permitted on the beach or beach area. Note: Swimming is permitted at one's own risk.


Private boats are permitted on the lake. Many visitors find great fun canoeing. A boat ramp is provided for the convenience of park visitors. All boating must be done in accordance with Georgia Boating Safety Laws. Maximum boat motor speed is limited to 10 mph.


Beautiful picnic areas abound in Salacoa Creek Park. Picnic sites are located in well maintained wooded areas. Tables are available on a first come, first serve basis.


For large gatherings, the Salacoa Picnic Pavilion is the perfect spot. The pavilion is equipped with a large grill. Please ask Park Manager for reservations.


Thirty-five lovely, well equipped camp sites are available to guests who really enjoy the great out-of-doors! All sites have water and electrical hook-ups, picnic tables and grills. Women's and men's showers are available. Reservations are accepted. Campers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum stay is 14 days.


The park lake is a haven for fisherman. Enjoy the thrill of catching bass, crappie, bream or catfish. All are stocked in the lake. Park waters are open for legal fishig when the park is open. Persons 16 years of age or older must have a valid state fishing license or a valid non-resident license. No night fishing is allowed except during special events, and no fishing is allowed within 25 feet of the beach.

Truly Salacoa Creek Park is a spot to enjoy! It offers a wide range of activities, excellent facilities and proximity to one of north Georgia's historic treasures. Come enjoy the beauty and fun of Salacoa Creek Park!

Open 7 days a week between 1st
Saturday in March and October 1st
Park Hours 7AM to 8PM
Check with Park Office for
information on fees.
(706) 629-3490

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