Sawnee Campground on Lake Lanier

Sawnee Campground on Lake Lanier

Sawnee Campground on Lake Lanier is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  This lovely spot is on the south end of the lake near Buford Dam.

If you’re looking for campsites near Atlanta, check out Sawnee.  It’s just close enough for camping … and just far enough away to forget the Big City.

More than 7.5 million people come to visit Lake Lanier’s 38,000 acres of blue water, the 690 miles of shoreline and more than 100 small islands that are perfect for exploration and relaxation.

This lakeside campground has 44 spectacular sites with electric and water hookups and 11 sites without hookups.  Campsite occupancy is limited to a maximum of eight people and three vehicles. Pets must be kept on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Family-friendly services at Sawnee:

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

Views of the majestic dam from the nearby Westbank Overlook make the Lake Lanier project even more impressive.  Just a bit northwest of the campground you will find scenic drives and wildlife spotting opportunities at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve.

Sawnee Campground

Address: 3200 Buford Dam Road, Cumming, Georgia

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

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