Lower Pool Park
Lower Pool Park, directly behind Buford Dam on Lake Lanier, is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This public park has picnic tables, grills and restrooms for your convenience.
Lower Pool Park is a popular spot for lunch — and for launching a canoe or kayak into the Chattahoochee River. Yes, there are benches for those of us who enjoy watching others navigate a kayak, rather than doing it ourselves and breaking every bone in our body.
This facility used to be popular with folks who liked to see goats chomping on the grass on the steep hillsides, but we’re not sure if the goats are still on the job.
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.
Hikers will enjoy the nearby Laurel Ridge Trail. This 3.8-mile trail provides beautiful views of Lake Lanier, woodlands and the Chattahoochee River, along with wildlife and glorious wildflowers.