Shoal Creek Campground Operated by Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier is the property of the federal government and is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  Our friends at Lanier Islands lease Shoal Creek Campground from the USACE and operate it for us all.

What will you see in the clouds at Shoal Creek Campground? ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

All the maintenance, promotion and reservations at this exceptional camping area are managed by The Islands. Lanier Islands uses its own online reservations system, not the one typically used for USACE sites.

Shoal Creek is about seven miles from Lanier Islands on Shadburn Ferry Road, just off Buford Dam Road.

Campers will love the large wooded sites with tables, fire rings and grills.  They are all suitable for RVs or tents.

The views from the rustic walking trails are spectacular.

There are primitive lakeside campsites.  In this case, primitive means no electricity or air conditioning, not watch out for lions, tigers and bears.

Take your pick of wooded and lakefront sites with and without hookups.  Use the handy boat ramps, showers, dump station, restrooms, picnic tables & pavilion, and a swimming area to make your visit complete.

Shoal Creek Campground Amenities

  • Boat ramps
  • Campsites with and without hookups
  • Showers
  • Dump station
  • Restrooms
  • Laundry
  • Picnic tables
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Swimming area
  • Playground

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on all USACE property.

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Shoal Creek Campground Information

  • Address:  6300 Shadburn Ferry Road, Buford, GA
  • Directions:  Located less than a mile east of Buford Dam.  Take Buford Dam Road to Shadburn Ferry Road and you’re there!
  • Telephone: 470-323-3440


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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(2) Comments

  1. Jud Davis

    Hi Robert, It is my understanding that Lake Lanier, and the land surrounding the lake, is actually owned by the Federal government (all of us), not the Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineers is charged with the management of Lake Lanier and its surrounding lands. Correct me if I’m wrong. Thanks for all of your great articles. Jud

    1. Robert Sutherland


      You are correct, sir. I’ve updated the information at to make that fact more clear.



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