Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier lies with its southern border 36 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, in Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, and Lumpkin counties. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) manages Lake Lanier. Lake Lanier covers over 37,000 acres with 692 miles of shoreline, an average depth of 60 feet, and a maximum depth of 160 feet.   More Lake Information

Lake Lanier News and Community

Lake Lanier History

Lake Lanier lies only a few miles or an hour northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, suburbs, with the Atlanta suburb of Buford touching its southeastern most shores. Its official name is Lake Sidney Lanier, after...

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Lake Lanier Camping

Bolding Mill Campground

Bolding Mill Campground provides 88 sites with water and electricity hookups. There are nine rustic sites that are only for tents. There are laundry facilities, a fishing pier, and restroom/shower houses at...

Old Federal Day Use Park

Old Federal Day Use Park provides 12 basic tent-only campsites and 65 full-service campsites. For walk-ins, they provide 7 walk-in spots. The campsites are equipped with restrooms/bathhouses, washing...

Bald Ridge Creek Campground

Bald Ridge Creek Campground provides 82 campsites that are equipped with water and electricity hookups. here is also a dump station, washing facilities, and restrooms/bathhouses in the well-kept park. This...

Sawnee Campground

Sawnee Campground has 11 walk-in campsites without hookups, 5 tent walk-in campsites with water and electric hookups, and 43 campsites with electric and water hookups. A playground, a sand swimming beach,...

Duckett Mill Campground

Duckett Mill Campground offers 14 tent-only sites in addition to 97 sites with water and electricity hookups and is equipped with playgrounds, laundry facilities, and restrooms/shower houses. It's a clean...

Lake Lanier Marinas

Port Royale Marina

Port Royale is the top marina on Lake Lanier and is located in the most picturesque area of the lake. It provides top-notch facilities, first-rate amenities, covered and uncovered wet slips, 24hr pump-out,...

Gainesville Marina

Gainesville Marina provides public marina access and boat brokers. It offers covered and uncovered slips up to 80' with easy access to docks, 2 bath houses with A/C and heater, huge parking, and many more....

Holiday Marina On Lake Lanier

Holiday Marina On Lake Lanier is the largest and oldest marina on the lake that provides 1300 wet slips that range in length from 22' to 100'. A simple fuel dock, singleton marine service center, singleton...

Port of Indecision Marina

Port of Indecision Marina offers covered slips and dry-stack storage. The dry stack storage is available for boats 18 up to 36 ft. To make sure that only boats anchored in the marina have access to the docks,...

Bald Ridge Marina

Bald Ridge Marina is a full-service marina that now provides 600 wet slips and also offers boat sales, brokerage, restaurant, and fuel docks with 90-octane non-ethanol fuel, diesel, and pump-out stations. For...

Lake Lanier What To Do

Museum of Buford

Learn and explore the story of Buford. There are exhibits to explore, book collections, and lots of preserved photos from the past.

Liquid Nation Brewing

Liquid Nation Brewing is a 19,000-square-foot facility located inside historic Chicopee Mills. It serves 27 rotating taps and brews excellent beer, cider, and seltzers. You may chill, unwind, and spend time...

Sidney's Restaurant

Enjoy an outstanding excellent dining experience in this family-owned restaurant that serves the best ingredients from the farm that creates happy Southern cuisine. Breakfast is also offered here.

Northeast Georgia History Center

The Northeast Georgia History Center is committed to safeguarding, promoting, and serving as the community's entry point for historical education. They provide excellent and premier sources for encouraging a...

Grubs Market

Grubs Market strives to provide good and fresh nourishing items. They have food from lunch to deli cuts and ready-to-eat food. This place is a one-stop-shop, everything is here.

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Lake Lanier Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Lanier Weather Forecast


Partly Sunny

Hi: 77

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 63


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 74

Saturday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 63


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 78

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 59



Hi: 80

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 58

Lake Lanier Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 9/15: 42.44 (+0.44)