Shoal Creek Park

Fishermen heading out to land lunkers from Lake Lanier. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Fishermen heading out to land lunkers from Lake Lanier. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Shoal Creek Park on Lake Lanier is a day-use area off of Shadburn Ferry Road in the southeastern portion of the lake.  Shadburn Ferry Road intersects both Buford Dam Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard near Buford, Georgia.

The boat ramp at Shoal Creek Park is one of the 46 parks around the Lake Lanier operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers providing — according their website — “picnicking, campgrounds, boat launch ramps, swimming areas, group picnic shelters and hiking trails.”

Boaters can use the ramp and floating dock at Shoal Creek Park twelve months a year.  Although the park officially closes at sunset, the boat launch is open for midnight cruisers and folks who like to fish at night.

Lake Lanier was constructed in the early 1950s as a multi-purpose lake that provides for flood protection, power production, water supply, navigation, recreation and fish and wildlife management.  The Corps says that more than 7.5 million people enjoy time on Lake Lanier annually.

Click Here for Lake Lanier Corps of Engineers Park Info

There is also a large nearby with a similar name: Shoal Creek Campground.  That’s operated by our friends at Lake Lanier Islands.

Click Here for Shoal Creek Campground on Lake Lanier