Thompson Creek Park lies approximately 30 miles 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, name of 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.
Thompson Creek Park offers access to picnic areas and restrooms.
This location is available for advanced reservations only through Recreation.gov.
Shelter reservations cannot be made in person at the park.
Day-Use park fees are not included in shelter reservations and apply to all visitors.
Alcohol and fireworks are prohibited.
Directional signs placed along park roadways are prohibited.
Amplified live music and P.A. systems are prohibited.
Arrive early as parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Shelters are first-come, first-served on the following Federal holiday weekends: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
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 include boat ramps, other USACE parks, and Lake Lanier Islands.
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.
600 Thompson Creek Road Dawsonville GA 30534
For campground inquiries, please call: 770-945-9531
Physical address is 600 Thompson Creek Rd., Dawsonville, GA 30534.
From Georgia Highway 400, turn left on Hwy. 53, turn left on Thompson Creek Park Rd, road dead ends into park.
From Interstate 985, take exit for Hwy. 53 west, follow signs to stay on hwy. 53 west, turn left on Thompson Creek Park Rd., road dead ends into park.