Big Creek Park
Launch your boat at Big Creek Park for access to Lake Lanier’s biggest bass. ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland
If you were lost in the Sahara Desert and came across Big Creek Park, you would think you found the most perfect oasis you could ever imagine.
Compared to the other radiant recreational areas on Lake Lanier, however, Big Creek Park is a merely a good place to launch your boat near Lanier Islands.
Not excited about getting your hands all wormy and getting gooey from catching fish? Not a problem.
Head over to Cocktail Cove and drop anchor there for all the fun in the sun you can handle.
You’re free to romp around one of Lanier’s many islands for a quick meal or simple relaxation. There are no designated hiking trails but it’s pretty hard to get lost on a small island. Sorry, there are no picnic tables, trash cans or restrooms. Camping, open fires and cutting vegetation on islands are prohibited.
Yes, you may temporarily name islands after yourself and declare yourself to be king or queen.
According to the Army Corps of Engineers’ website, Big Creek Park boat ramp is operated by Lanier Islands. They can be reached at 770-945-8787.