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SAWNEE, GA

part ofLake Sidney Lanier, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Sep 06 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sawnee Campground lies just north of the Buford Dam on Lake Sidney Lanier. The site 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 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:

Activities include fishing, swimming, wake boarding, kayaking and hiking.

Facilities:

Sawnee Campground offers 44 sites with electric and water hookups and 11 sites without hookups. Family-friendly amenities include hot showers, laundry facilities, a playground and sandy swimming beach.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Campground reservations may only be made for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Departure is by 3:00 p.m., Sundays. The campground and gates will be closed (Mondays through Wednesdays) and locked starting at 3:00 p.m., Sundays. The park will re-open at 12:00 p.m., Thursdays. Park gates are locked from 10:30 p.m. until 7 a.m. nightly.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • No parking available outside the campground gates
  • For more information on Lake Sidney Lanier, please click here

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.17667, -84.07528
34°10'36"N, 84°4'31"W

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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SAWNEE
3200 BUFORD DAM ROAD
CUMMING GA 30041-0567

Phone Number:

Information: (770)887-0592
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