3 Camping on Lake Lanier

Camping on Lake Lanier, photograph by Robert Sutherland

Camping on Lake Lanier is more than “heaven on earth.”  It’s also a bit of heaven on the lovely shores of one of America’s most popular lakes.  Lake Lanier is a great place to rest, whether in a cabin, RV or tent.

Camping doesn’t have to be “roughing it.”  You don’t have to get dirty, build a fire or fight ravenous bears.  All you have to do is spend a night or two at one of the stunningly beautiful sites on Lake Lanier — any way you would like.  Even campsites that are labeled as “primitive” are cozy with nearby restrooms.

Sites for camping of all sorts are all around the lake.  You won’t have to look far to find just what you’re looking for.

Overview of Lake Lanier Campgrounds

There are 12 campgrounds around the lake offering everything from new and nicely maintained lakeside cabins in Don Carter State Park to primitive, back-to-nature campsites in Toto Creek.

The campgrounds are owned and operated by various organizations so the rules for each will vary.

Campgrounds in Buford

RV Resort, Margaritaville at Lanier Islands 

  • Address:  7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
  • Phone:  (470) 323-3440
  • Operated by:  Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Shoal Creek

  • Address:  6300 Shadburn Ferry Road, Buford, GA 30518
  • Phone: (470) 323-3440
  • Operated by: Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Campgrounds in Cumming

Bald Ridge Creek


Shady Grove

  • Address:  7800 Allyn Lane Memorial Way, Cumming, GA
  • Phone:  (770) 205-6850
  • Operated by:  Forsyth County, Georgia

Campgrounds in Dawsonville

Toto Creek

  • Address:  154 Toto Creek Park Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534
  • Phone:  (770) 945-9531
  • Operated by:  US Army Corps of Engineers, for reservations call (877) 444-6777

War Hill

  • Address:  4081 War Hill Park Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534
  • Phone:  (706) 344-3646
  • Operated by:  Dawson County, Georgia

Campgrounds in Flowery Branch

Old Federal Park

Campgrounds in Gainesville

Bolding Mill

Don Carter State Park

  • Address:  5000 N. Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA, 30506.
  • Phone:  (800) 864-7275
  • Operated by:  Georgia State Parks

Duckett Mill

River Forks

  • Address:  3500 Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30507
  • Phone:  (770) 531-3952
  • Operated by:  Hall County, Georgia


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