Buford Dam Park offers access to a designated swim beach and the Laurel Ridge Hiking Trail. The park also offers a basketball court, soccer field, playground, picnic areas and restrooms.
We will be upgrading the Recreation.gov Help Center system this weekend. From 11:00pm ET on 10/24 until 10:00am ET on 10/25, the Help Center, phone support, Contact Us page, and chat support may be temporarily unavailable.
Alcohol is not permitted. Pets are not allowed. Fireworks are prohibited.
This location does offer first-come, first-served (walk-ins) availability on Federal holiday weekends only. This includes the weekends during Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. All other dates are reservation only.
Directional signs placed along park roadways are prohibited.
Amplified live music and P.A. systems are not allowed.
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.
1200 Buford Dam Road Buford GA 30518
For campground inquiries, please call: 770-945-9531
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 Lanier Project Management Office sign.
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 Officesign.