Lower Pool Park

Lower Pool Park is directly behind Buford Dam on Lake Lanier.  It’s very well maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A bridge over peaceful waters of the Chattahoochee River.

The Corps has kindly placed picnic tables, grills and restrooms at Lower Pool Park to make our stay more comfortable, even if the potato salad goes bad.

Lower Pool is a popular spot for lunch and for launching a canoe or kayak into the Chattahoochee.

Thankfully, there are benches for those of us who prefer to munch Cheetos and watch insane kayakers, instead of doing it ourselves and breaking every single bone in our body.

Other old goats prefer this park as well.  Real ones that chomp on the grassy, steep hillsides.  We’re not sure if the goats are still on the job because you can’t see them from the road.  For that delight, you must go to Lower Pool Park.

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.

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.

Lake Lanier Parks Information

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  • Georgia Fishing Report: September 27, 2019 | Georgia Wildlife Blog

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    […] Lower Pool Park below Buford Dam (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Roughly 2,500 rainbow trout will be stocked bucket brigade-style promptly at 9 am, and then everyone is welcome to fish ‘em right back out (please bring a 5 gallon bucket if you wish to participate in trout stocking)! Fly tying, fishing demos, instructional shooting, and food and drink will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Bait will be provided to participants, but you are encouraged to bring a fishing pole as there will be a limited number of loaner poles available. […]

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