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part ofLake Sidney Lanier, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


Bald Ridge Creek Campground is on Lake Sidney Lanier, popular for its aqua-blue waters and spectacular scenery.

Each year, over 7.5 million visitors travel to Lake Sidney Lanier for fantastic fishing and boating on the beautiful reservoir in northern Georgia.

Natural Features:

Lake Lanier is nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. The lake features 692 miles of shoreline and spans 38,000 acres of lush terrain.

The reservoir was created in 1956 with the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River.


Bald Ridge Creek offers many outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, swimming, wake boarding, kayaking and much more.

There's a playground at the campground and a swimming beach for campers and day-use visitors.


The 82 campsites come with electric and water hookups. Additional conveniences in the well-maintained park include a dump station, laundry facilities, hot showers and a boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • No alcohol allowed
  • For more information on Lake Sidney Lanier, please click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.20389, -84.08611
34°12'14"N, 84°5'10"W

From Atlanta, GA, take SR 400 N to Exit 16, turn right on Pilgrim Mill Rd., turn right on Sinclair Shoals Rd., turn left on Bald Ridge Rd. Follow signs into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CUMMING  GA  30041

Phone Number:

Information:  (770)889-1591
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