Yes, There Are Dog-Friendly Parks on Lake Lanier

Laurel Park’s Bark Park on Lake Lanier ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

One of the most common questions we are asked is: “Are there any dog-friendly parks on Lake Lanier?”

On June 3, 2013, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) office at Lake Lanier provided the latest list of parks that allow or restrict pets.

In general, parks at the southern end of Lake Lanier are the most visited.  That’s why the parks at the southern end of Lake Lanier are “pet restricted” — meaning pets are not allowed.

Crowds and dogs don’t mix well.  Sorry.

Dogs and other pets are not allowed at any of the lake’s beaches.

Other parks allow pets on short (six foot) leashes.

These parks are “pet restricted” and no pets are allowed:

  • Buford Dam Park
  • Burton Mill
  • Lanier Park
  • Lower Pool East
  • Lower Pool West
  • Lower Overlook
  • Old Federal Day Use
  • Upper Overlook
  • Van Pugh North
  • West Bank
  • West Bank Overlook

Dog-friendly parks on Lake Lanier — if you use a six-foot leash:

  • Balus Creek
  • Belton Bridge
  • Bolding Mill
  • Duckett Mill
  • Mountain View
  • Keith’s Bridge
  • Little Hall
  • Little River
  • Long Hollow
  • Lula
  • Nix Bridge
  • Robinson
  • Sardis Creek
  • Simpson Park
  • Thompson Bridge
  • Thompson Creek
  • Tidwell
  • Toto Creek
  • Two Mile Creek
  • Van Pugh South
  • Vann’s Tavern

What’s the most dog-friendly park on Lake Lanier?  Laurel Park!

Click Here for the Laurel Park’s Bark Park

About Author

Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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(1) Comment

  1. Sean

    Can dogs enter the lake via boat ramp at parks that don’t allow dogs if there is no intention but to enter on a boat? I can’t seem to find an answer to this question and the info line is always busy.

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