West Bank Park Shelters (Ga)

Lake Sidney Lanier

West Bank 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, approximately 11.8 million people come to visit.

West Bank Park offers access to a designated swim beach, basketball court, playground, picnic areas and restrooms.

Need to Know

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.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions include boat ramps, other USACE parks and Lake Lanier Islands.

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.

Contact Information

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3500 Buford Dam Road Cumming GA 30041

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 770-945-9531

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Driving Directions

Physical address is 3500 Buford Dam Rd., Cumming, GA 30041.

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 the sigh for West Bank Park.

From Interstate 85, take exit 111 and head north on Lawrencville-Suwanee Road. Continue approximately 10 miles to Buford Dam Road. Turn left on Buford Dam Road, turn right at the Lanier Project Management Office sign.

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