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USACE To Host 4 Open House Meetings For Lake Lanier’s Recreation Capacity Study, Master Plan Update

US Army Corps of Engineers - Mobile District
Published Jan. 30, 2020

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District is scheduled to host four open-house meetings Feb. 24 – 27, 2020, to update the public on the results of the Recreation Capacity Study and Master Plan Update for Lake Sidney Lanier in Georgia.

Each open house will feature the same information, with subject matter experts from USACE on hand to brief the public on the findings and proposals in the Master Plan.

Open House details are as follows:

  • Open House #1

Monday, Feb. 24, 4 – 9 pm

Dawson County, Kilough Elementary, 1063 Kilough Church Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534


  • Open House #2

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4 – 9 pm

Hall County, Hall County Government Center

2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30504


  • Open House #3

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 4 – 9 pm

Forsyth County, Central Park Banquet Room, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA 30040


  • Open House #4

Thursday, Feb. 27, 4 – 9 pm

Gwinnet County, USACE Lake Sidney Lanier Project Management Office

1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA 30518


For more information, contact Lake Sidney Lanier Project Management Office at 770-945-9531.

Visit to learn more about the process of Lake Sidney Lanier’s Master Plan Update.

USACE began a Recreation Carrying Capacity Study in October 2017 to review current and future recreational needs and capacity at Lake Sidney Lanier in Georgia. The study is expected to be complete by the end of 2020.

The results of the study will be used to update the Lake Lanier Master Plan. The Master Plan is a comprehensive land and recreational management tool that guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation facilities and opportunities at the project.

The data, analysis, findings, and proposed management actions will be documented in a draft Recreation Carrying Capacity Report and presented at this open house for public response. An updated draft Master Plan will be developed and an Environmental Assessment will be conducted with an expected completion date by the end of 2020.


Nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains lies Lake Sidney Lanier. Well-known for its recreational opportunities, Lake Lanier hosts millions of visitors and recreation seekers annually. Lake Lanier has 76 recreational areas, including 40 Corps-operated parks and campgrounds, 10 marinas, and Lake Lanier Islands. With more than 690 miles of shoreline, the lake is well-known for its beautiful aqua-blue water, spectacular scenery, and unique recreational activities. Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s, Lake Lanier is a multi-purpose reservoir lake authorized for flood protection, power production, water supply, navigation, recreation, and fish and wildlife management.


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Lance D. Davis
109 Saint Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Public Affairs
109 Saint Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36602

Release no. 20-003