Bald Ridge Creek Campground is on Lake Sidney Lanier, popular for its aqua-blue waters and spectacular scenery. Each year, over 11 million visitors travel to Lake Sidney Lanier for fantastic fishing and boating on the beautiful reservoir in northern Georgia.
Bald Ridge Creek Campground offers many outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, swimming, and bike riding. On the lake there are opportunities for wake boarding, kayaking, boating and much more. There's also a swimming beach and boat ramp available for campers.
The 82 campsites come with electric and water hookups (no sewer hookups). Additional conveniences in the well-maintained park include a dump station, laundry facilities, and restrooms/bathouses.
Lake Sidney Lanier is nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. The lake features 692 miles of shoreline and spans 38,000 surface water acres and 17,000 acres of lush terrain. The reservoir was created in 1956 with the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River.
By boat, there's plenty of coves and islands to explore on the lake. For land activities, head to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve for hiking, rock climbing and an interactive visitors center for kids. The city of Cumming is nearby and has shopping, restuarants, a fairground and much more.
Charges & Cancellations
Cancellations must be made via the online/phone reservation system or in person at the gatehouse. Cancellation calls to the gatehouse will not be honored.
ADA Access: N
Rangers were very nice, beach is cool, nice lake front sites. We had a fun time here, especially the kids. They loved riding their bikes around in this great family friendly campground.
This is without a doubt the nicest campground we've stayed at on Lake Lanier. Most spots are on the water. They also have nicely mowed grass and some trees. Campground is VERY clean. Nice level spots also. We did some driving around to pick out our favorite spots. We’ve stayed at spot #54. HUGE SPOT right on the lake with easy access. Shade is limited. We will be going back in September for 2 weeks on staying at #54. We will be going back again in October to stay for 2 more weeks and staying at spot #56. It is very private, has plenty of trees to provide shade and also has easy lake access.
Our campsite was perfect. It was right on the lake with a beautiful view. It has a path that goes down to the lake. A lot of the sites are on the lake and most sites offer ample shade. The site was level and flat and had fine gravel to avoid muddy area if it rains. There is a playground if you have small children. Easy access to lake to fish, swim, kayak, and boating. The bathrooms are dated, but clean. There is a wide Trail for walkers and bikers around the perimeter of the lake. We saw sunsets and sunrises from near our site.
Our go to campground on Lake Lanier. The waterfront sites are level and with easy access to the water. Read a longer review and more photos on the link. https://imaginecamper.com/category/bald-ridge-campground/
We were able to hike and boat and explore with no issues for me. The showers and restrooms were easy to navigate around. This was a quiet gem.
Once you have checked in you can relax… until you have to check out… This place is such a beautiful place to camp! I went tent camping here, and it was nice and clean, and well maintained, I was in a tent, so i cant really remember if there was full hookups or anything.. However the staff over complicated check in, and i felt extremely stressed when i was checking in, and out. If they hire more friendly camp hosts, then i would be glad to come back, however until then, The scenery will bring me back! This place was lovely for the family to get along, and have a nice laid back camping experience, too bad the staff could quickly ruin your relaxation with their horrible attitudes
We have stayed here several times now and love it. Our sites have all been lake-side and very large with a paved drive. There is hiking around the shore line and lots of ducks in the lake to feed (Shh!) There is a playground and bathroom facilities with laundry. Sites have water and electric hookups. There is a dump station near entrance. People are always friendly there. We like to kayak to islands, collect rocks and take lots of pictures. Water is warm, a little muddy by shore but clear as you get further out. There are lots of boats zipping around the Lake so beware if you are kayaking or canoeing. We were recently there and someone set up a movie night on the lawn which was really nice. At 4th of July weekend there were lots of fireworks to see. What an awesome place to cool off in the summer.