Lower Overlook Park is on the Chattahoochee River, overlooking the lower part of Buford Dam.

A bridge over peaceful waters on Lake Lanier.

Lake Lanier was constructed in the early 1950s as a multi-purpose lake that provides flood protection, power production, water supply, navigation, recreation, and fish and wildlife management.

Lower Overlook Park, one of almost 50 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilities on Lake Lanier, offers all that … and picnic tables, grills and restrooms.  That’s nice because you are more likely to need a bathroom than your own power plant.

Laurel Ridge Trail passes through Lower Overlook Park, providing another reason to visit when you have the opportunity.

It’s a favorite hike for many walkers and families.  The 3.8-mile trail provides unusual views of Lake Lanier and woodlands, in addition to Chattahoochee River’s wildlife and glorious wildflowers.

Please Note:  The area below Buford Dam can be dangerous, if you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Please call 770-945-1466 for a schedule of water releases from the dam.

Lower Overlook Park

Address:  1060 Buford Dam Road; Buford, GA  30515

Lake Lanier Parks Information

(1) Comment

  1. Hong Kim

    Dear Mr. Ranger:
    My name is Hong Kim and I am one of the people you met at the Lowe Overlook Park parking lot this morning with the incident of breaking car windows.
    We regularly work the park trail and it is the third time that the windows of our cars were smashed. We discussed how to prevent the same kind incidents again at the park in the future. One of the suggestions of our meeting was to meet the ranger and hear the ranger’s idea about how to prevent same kind incident again and get some idea so that we can make wise decision for the future.
    To do that two of us as the representative of our group can meet you at your office any time of Wednesday morning. We hope you have that time available to meet us. Tell us your convenient time on Wednesday morning then we will be there at your convenient time.
    We thank you in advance to allow meeting us and helping us to enjoy the park facilities in the future.
    Hong Kim

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