Buford Dam Park is a fee park and costs $4 per vehicle and $1 for pedestrians. It has a beach with a designated swim area, picnic tables on and near the beach, volleyball and basketball areas, a couple of playgrounds, and picnic shelters/pavilions. Shelters in Buford Dam Park can be rented for $90 per day. Call 770-945-9531 to make reservations. Laurel Ridge Trail (3.8 miles) goes through Buford Dam Park and continues through Powerhouse Park and Lower Overlook.