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

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See the Lake Sidney Lanier website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/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.

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Recreation areas 1 - 20 of 72 at Lake Sidney Lanier

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Aqualand Marina     X X X   A GS      
Auraria     X X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bald Ridge Creek  Link ro reservation at   $ 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  Link ro reservation at   $ 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  Link ro reservation at   $ 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          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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