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Sawnee

7 Reviews

About This Campground

US Army Corps of Engineers

Sawnee Campground lies just north of the Buford Dam on Lake Sidney Lanier. The campground features beautiful views of the lake as well as excellent access to boating and swimming. The lake, named for the poet, Sidney Lanier, is well known for its aqua-blue colored water, spectacular scenery and…

Fee Info

Only Credit/Debit Card payments are accepted at the gatehouse. No Cash or Checks.

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 85 ft.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Sawnee

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 1
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2020

Maiden voyage in our csmoer

Fantastic level campsite. It was our maiden voyage and we had a great time. Very clean bath houses and we could run to fairly nearby stores to grab stuff we needed.

Lauren W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2019

Wow!

We’ve been to this campground three times already. Love it. We had a site right on the lake. Did fishing, kids went swimming! Beautiful opening your door and seeing water. Sites pretty level. Restroom was clean and good size showers. Had laundry. Had a great time!

Kristy Gary B.
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2019

Wow - don't know what to say

There are some pretty sites here, they are level, and some have beautiful overlooks of Lake Lanier.  Very convenient to any stores you might need.  However, this campground is out of control.  When we arrived at 3pm to check in, there was someone in our site that was supposed to check out the day…

Site31
Month of VisitAugust

Location

Sawnee is located in Georgia

Directions

Take US 400 north exit 14, turn right on Highway 20 east, turn left onto Sanders Rd, at first stop sign turn right on Buford Dam Rd. Campground is on the left.

Coordinates

34.17666692 N
84.07527755 W

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About This Campground

Sawnee Campground lies just north of the Buford Dam on Lake Sidney Lanier. The campground features beautiful views of the lake as well as excellent access to boating and swimming. The lake, named for the poet, Sidney Lanier, is well known for its aqua-blue colored water, spectacular scenery and variety of recreational activities. Each year, over 11 million people come to visit.

Recreation

Sawnee Campground offers many outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing and swimming. On the lake there are opportunities for wake boarding, kayaking, boating and much more. There's also a swimming beach, playground and boat ramp available for campers.

Facilities

Sawnee Campground offers 43 campsites with electric and water hookups (no sewer), 5 tent walk-in campsites with water and electric hookups, and 11 walk-in campsites without hookups. Additional amenities include restrooms/bathouses, laundry facilities, a playground and sandy swimming beach.

Natural Features

Lake Lanier boasts 38,000 surface water acres, 690 miles of shoreline and over 100 small islands. Its location in the forested foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains, makes for a beautiful backdrop to any activity. The reservior was created in 1956 with the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River.

Nearby Attractions

Take in views of the dam at the nearby Westbank Overlook, or head northwest of the campground for scenic drives and wildlife spotting opportunities at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve. 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

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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