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USACE Sawnee Campground available first come, first serve

Published Oct. 4, 2012

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sawnee Campground located in Cumming, GA on Lake Sidney Lanier is currently opened until March 24, 2013 on a first-come, first served basis.  

Campers will have the opportunity to pick a campsite of their liking and pay at the self-service registration station by the gatehouse. Fees, rules and regulations and maps of the park and lake will be provided at the self-service registration station. The gatehouse is not staffed full-time; however, park rangers and camp hosts will be making rounds regularly. After March 24, 2013, the campground will be closed for two weeks to prepare for the summer recreation season and will resume normal operation April 11, 2013.

For more information, please visit or contact Park Ranger Andrea Wagner at the Lake Lanier Project Office, 770-945-9531 ext. 286.

Lake Lanier is nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. More than 7.5 million people a year choose to visit Lanier. With over 692 miles of shoreline, the lake is well known for its aqua-blue colored water, spectacular scenery and a variety of recreational activities.

USACE encourages everyone to wear life jackets because they can save lives.

Lance D. Davis

Release no. 12-027