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    Fort Gordon, GA

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    Leitner Lake Recreation Area is located on Fort Gordon, GA, not too far from Augusta. It features a very nice small campground with full hookups, showers and laundry facilities. It's only drawback is its rather remote location from the Main Post - about 6 miles or so.

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    The park does not take reservations, but I had called the day before our arrival to check availability and learned there were two sites available that day. We got an early start the next morning, arriving at Fort Gordon about 1100. We first went to the Outdoor Recreation office where we found there were four sites open. We paid our camp fees and headed out to the campground. As luck would have it, one of the best sites was available right beside the lake, number 8.

    Date of visit: Nov 2015

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    Half the sites are on the lakefront side of the camp road, while the other half are just across the road with views of the lake. This is site 12, with the lake behind it.

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    These are "inland" sites 13-15.

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    Sites 11-9 are waterfront sites...

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    ...as are sites 7-3...

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    ...and sites 5-2.

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    Sites 21-24 are across the road from the lake.

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    The bathhouse is quite modern with showers and free laundry facilities.

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    This picture taken from across the lake gives you a good feel for the setting of the campground beside the lake. Several campers had canoes or kayaks.

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    Across the lake from the main campground is this large dispersed camping area. The only amenity here is a porta-potty.


    22 full-hookup sites - $18 ($3 senior discount)

    Bathhouse with free hot showers

    Free washers and dryers - 2 each

    Big rig friendly

    Accessibility: Yes, except paved sites are narrow, making it hard for wheelchairs to maneuver around the rig

    Coordinates: 33.367907 N, 82.254966 W

    Elevation: 352'