Van Pugh North Park lies approximately 15 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.
Van Pugh North Park offers access to picnic areas and restrooms.
This shelter is ONLY available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advanced reservations are accepted. Reservations cannot be made online, over the phone, or in person in the park.
Parking is also on a first-come, first served basis. Due to high volume of visitation, arrive early in the morning to the park. Park may reach full capacity by 9:30am on weekends and holidays during our peak recreation season.
First-come visitors must physically occupy the shelter to be considered first-served on the site. "Saving your spot" by other means is prohibited.
Alcohol, pets, and fireworks are prohibited.
Directional signs placed along park roadways are prohibited.
Amplified live music and P.A. systems are prohibited.
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.
6838 GAINES FERRY ROAD Flowery Branch GA 30542
For campground inquiries, please call: 770-945-9531
Physical address is 6838 Gaines Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
From Georgia Highway 400, take exit 14 for Hwy 20 east, follow Hwy 20 east for approximately 10 miles and turn left on Peachtree Industrial Rd., turn left on Gaines Ferry Rd., road forks at end, turn right and road dead ends into park.
From Interstate 985, take exit 8 and turn left on Friendship Rd. (Hwy 347), at third traffic light turn right at Mcever Rd., turn left on Gaines Ferry Rd., turn right at the fork, and the road dead ends into park.