Bolding Mill Shelters (GA)

Lake Sidney Lanier

Bolding Mill 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, 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.

Bolding Mill Park offers access to a designated swim beach, 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.


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


4055 Chestatee Road Gainesville GA 30506

Phone Number

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

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Driving Directions

Physical address is 4055 Chestatee Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506.

From Georgia Highway 400, exit for Hwy. 53 east, turn left on Sardis Rd., turn left on Chestatee Rd., go straight at stop sign, road dead ends into park.

From Interstate 985, exit for Hwy. 53 west, follow signs for Hwy. 53 west and turn right on Sardis Rd., turn left on Chestatee Rd., go straight at stop sign, road dead ends into park.

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