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About Lanier Park Shelter

Lanier Park lies just north of Buford Dam on Lake Sidney Lanier. The site features beautiful views of the lake as well as excellent access to swimming, picnicking and boating. 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 7.5 million people come to visit. Natural Features: Lake Lanier boasts 38,000 surface 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. Recreation: Visitors can access the Laurel Ridge Hiking Trail from multiple locations and parks. The trail is a 3.5 mile loop that offers great views of the lake and Chattahoochee River. Fisherman can expect to catch a variety of species including bass, catfish and panfish. Activities include fishing, swimming, wake boarding, kayaking and hiking. Facilities: Lanier Park offers access to a designated swim beach, picnic areas and restrooms. Nearby Attractions: Nearby attractions include boat ramps, other USACE parks, and Lake Lanier Islands.

US Army Corps of Engineers
ADA Accessible
Lanier Park Shelter is located in Lake Sidney Lanier in Georgia
34.1537 N
-84.0557 W
Get Directions
Physical address is 1360 Buford Dam Rd., Buford, GA 30518. From Georgia Highway 400, take exit 14 to Highway 20 east, turn left onto Sanders Road, at first stop sign turn right on Buford Dam Road. After crossing the dam, turn left when you see a “Lanier Park” sign. From Interstate 85, take exit 111 and head north on Lawrencville-Suwanee Road. Continue approximately 10 miles to Buford Dam Road. Turn right on Buford Dam Road, turn left at the “Lanier Park” sign.
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