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Lake Sidney Lanier
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 567
1050 Buford Dam Road
Buford, GA 30515-0567
Phone: (770) 945-9531

Directions & Factoid
Directions: From I-985/Buford Take GA Hwy 20 West, from GA 400/Cumming, take Ga Hwy 20 East, to North on Suwanee Dam Road. Go three miles and go left on Buford Dam Road. The Visitor Center is one mile down on the right.

Factoid: Nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains lies Lake Sidney Lanier, one of America’s favorite lakes. Over 7.5 million people a year choose to visit Lanier. Seventy-six recreational areas have been developed around the lake under the direction of the Corps of Engineers. These include 46 parks operated directly by the Corps, 10 marinas, and Lake Lanier Islands. The remaining areas are leased to county and city governments or other organizations such as the Boy Scouts. With over 692 miles of shoreline, the lake is well known for its aqua-blue colored water, spectacular scenery and variety of recreational activities. Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950’s, Lake Lanier is a multi-purpose lake that provides for flood protection, power production, water supply, navigation, recreation and fish and wildlife management. Lake Lanier is one of 464 lakes in 43 states constructed and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It has won the best operated lake of the year award in 1990, 1997 and 2002.

Reservations available through Recreation.gov 1-877-444-6777

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Aqualand Marina     X X X   A GS           G S
Auraria     X X                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bald Ridge Creek   $ E D   X X   P   X BE        
Bald Ridge Creek Marina     X X X   GS            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Balus Creek   $       X                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Belton Bridge                          
Bethel       X                  
Big Creek       X                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bolding Mill   $ E N D   X X   P A GS X BE H      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Buford Dam Park   $           P A GS X BE H      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Burton Mill   $       X     A     BE H      
Charleston       X     A       B      
Clarks Bridge       X     A   X BE        
Don Carter State Park E D                        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Duckett Mill   $ E N D   X X       X BE        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area East Bank   $       X                  
Flowery Branch           D A GS X          
Gainesville Marina     X X X   GS            
Habersham Marina     X X X                
Hideaway Bay Marina     X X X                
Holiday On Lanier     X X X   A G GS           G S
Holly       X     A GS     H      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Keiths Bridge       X     A   X BE H      
Lake Lanier Islands N X X X X   A GS X BE P Q H X X S
Lanier Harbor       X X   GS            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lanier Park   $       X     A GS   BE H      
Lanier Point       X     A GS X   H      
Lanier Sailing Club N   X X X   A   X BE        
Laurel     X X     A GS X   F   X  
Lazy Days     X X X                
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Little Hall   $       X     A GS X BE H   X  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Little Ridge       X           M      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Little River       X     A              
Little Shoal       X                  
Lockheed N   X X X   A GS   BE        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Long Hollow       X     A   X BE        
Longwood     X     P A GS     H      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lower Overlook             A       H      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lower Pool East           P              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lower Pool West       X     A              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lula       X           H      
Lumpkin       X                  
Mary Alice     X X     GS X BE        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Mountain View       X     A              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Nix Bridge       X     A              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Old Federal   $ E N D   X X     GS   BE        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Old Federal Day Use       X         BE H      
Port Royale Marina     X X X                
River Forks E D   X X   P GS X BE        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Robinson     X X     A              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Sardis Creek     X X     A              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Sawnee   $ E N D   X X       X BE        
Shady Grove E N G D   X X     GS X BE        
Shoal Creek E N D   X X   P   X BE H      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Simpson       X                  
Six Mile       X           H      
Sunrise Cove     X X X   A              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Thompson Bridge       X                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Thompson Creek   $     X X     GS     H      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Tidwell   $     X X                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Toto Creek   $ N   X X     A     BE        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Two Mile     X X     A              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Upper Overlook     X       A GS X          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Van Pugh North   $       X     A GS X BE        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Van Pugh South   $ E N   X X   P A   X          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Vanns Tavern   $     X X     GS     H      
Wahoo Creek       X                  
War Hill N   X X   D A     BE        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area West Bank   $     X       A GS X BE F      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area West Bank Overlook                          
YMCA                          
Young Deer     X X     A GS X BE        
Corps Managed Graphic   Corps Managed $ Corps Fees Collected Managed by Others in Italics

XExists at lake
Camping
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
Fishing
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
Picnic
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
Swimming
BEBeach
PSwimming Pool
Trails
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
MMltipurpose Trails

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