COVID-19 Update

VISITORS:  Due to the continued federal response to COVID-19, the Lake Sidney Lanier Project Management Office is currently closed to the public. Please call (770) 945-9531 for assistance. Because of the volume of calls received, responses to voicemail may be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

While we continue experiencing higher than normal visitation, we ask for your cooperation by not entering parks that are full, and to park only in designated spaces. Non-emergency calls may also experience delays in response. As a reminder, we remain under global pandemic conditions. Please continue following CDC guidelines on social distancing, hand sanitizing, and the appropriate use of health protection measures such as faces masks and gloves.

Contact Us

Lake Sidney Lanier
Project Management Office

1050 Buford Dam Road
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 945-9531

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 567
Buford, GA 30515-0567

Annual Pass Sales/
Information Office Hours:

Closed due to COVID-19
Please call (770) 945-9531

Shoreline Helpdesk:

(770) 904-3262
Walk-ins available Tues-Thurs
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed due to COVID-19
Please call (770) 904-3262



Lake Sidney Lanier

Nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains lies Lake Sidney Lanier, one of our nation's most popular Corps-owned lakes. Well known for its recreational opportunities, Lake Lanier hosts several millions of visitors annually.

Lake Lanier has 76 recreational areas, including 40 Corps-operated parks and campgrounds, 10 marinas, and Lake Lanier Islands. The remaining areas are leased to local governments or other organizations.

With more than 690 miles of shoreline, the lake is well known for its aqua-blue colored 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 lake that is authorized for flood protection, power production, water supply, navigation, recreation and fish and wildlife management.

Lake Lanier is one of 464 lakes in 43 states constructed and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It has won the Best Operated Lake of the Year award in 1990, 1997 and 2002. Activities available at the lake include picnicking, camping, boating, swimming, hiking, and fishing. Boat ramps, picnic shelters and hiking trails are conveniently located around the lake to make your trip enjoyable.  With more than 100 small islands surrounding the lake there is plenty of opportunity for adventure.

Whether you and your family are looking for fishing, camping, boating, picnicking, swimming or some other recreation activity, you won’t have to look far to find it at Lake Lanier. Call the Lake Lanier Project Management Office for more information.