Experiencing the beauty of more than a dozen Lake Lanier campgrounds will make you feel sorry for campers who live in those bland, corny, square-shaped states in the Midwest.

Bald Ridge Creek Campgrounds ~~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

With almost 700-miles of shoreline, Lanier is pretty enough to just stare at for a few hours.  Sit back and look at the boats and skiers flow by, and root for men and women fishing for lunker stripers as big as your left leg.

Rest as long as you’d like.  Then, get into the action yourself outside, where you belong.  Camping!

Live like the pioneers who crossed the boring states in America’s midsection, living off the land in covered wagons.  (Well, almost.)

Campgrounds on Lake Lanier can be found on

  • the north end of the lake at Don Carter State Park
  • the south end of Lanier at Sawnee
  • on the western shore at Bald Ridge Campgrounds and
  • near Buford on the eastern side of Lanier at Van Pugh South.

Choose from “primitive camping” at a secluded hideaway (a mile or two from a snazzy outlet mall) or the comfy lakeside Sawnee Campgrounds, not far from Atlanta.

Maybe roll up in your $250,000 RV like a rock star.  Mash your clicker to zap the power-operated awning on your motor home into place, before you adjust your satellite TV dish.  For dinner, drive your spare car into town for a gourmet meal and something bubbly with your favorite camper.

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(6) Comments

  1. Keith hobbs

    Where can I get information on camping at campgrounds at lake Lanier, what is available and prices?

    1. Robert Sutherland


      To download a copy of our Lake Lanier Visitors Guide, please click on the link below:

      All other information that we have available is easy to find on our website on the link below:



  2. rhea frison

    Do these campgrounds accept the America the beautiful pass or the state park pass? Also, can we fish and if so is it catch and release?

    1. Robert Sutherland


      No single pass grants admission to all the city, county and state parks on Lake Lanier. No single regulation applies to fishing for all types of fish in Georgia. These links should help you.

      Here is information on where the America the Beautiful park passes are accepted:

      Here is information on fishing regulations in Georgia:

      Hope that helps.


  3. Jennifer Brookshire

    Are there any available spots for May 24-27? I have VW Westfalia and a tent that I would like to park on spot


    1. Robert Sutherland


      We publish information on activities around Lake Lanier as a public service.

      We are not affiliated with any campgrounds. Please contact them directly for information.

      Hope that helps.


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