Sawnee Campground on Lake Lanier

Sawnee Campground on Lake Lanier

Sawnee Campground on the most southwestern portion of Lake Lanier is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  This picturesque spot is on the south end of the lake near Buford Dam.  The best part?  It’s open all year long.

It’s just close enough to Atlanta for camping … and just far enough away to forget the Big City.  No matter which of the 3,752 roads with “Peachtree” in its name, you’re never far from Sautee.

Millions and millions of people come to visit Lake Lanier annually.  No matter how often you visit, you won’t see all 38,000 acres of spectacular water, 690 miles of shoreline or the 100 small islands that are perfect for exploration for kids and relaxation for parents.

Sawnee has 44 lakeside sites with electric and water hookups, 11 sites that don’t have hookups, and 5 for just setting up a tent and “roughing it.”

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.  You’ll be surprised at how much fun you can have while sober.

Family friendly services at Sawnee:

  • boat ramp
  • dump station
  • fishing
  • hot showers
  • laundry facilities
  • playground and
  • sandy swimming beach.

Buford dam is just a gaze away from Westbank Overlook.  If your neighbors are boring, hop in your car to view wildlife at the nearby Sawnee Mountain Preserve.

Otherwise, relax at the beach or fish or swim or watch the boats buzz by or … do nothing at all.

Sawnee Campground

Address: 3200 Buford Dam Road, Cumming, Georgia

Phone: 1-877-444-6777 for reservations.

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