Mary Alice Park

Mary Alice Park on Lake Lanier ~ Photo by Steve Burge

Mary Alice Park on Lake Lanier ~ Photo by Steve Burge

When you hear the name “Mary Alice,” do you think of a pretty prairie girl in a wide blue bonnet?  I do.

When I hear about “Mary Alice Park,” I think about a destination on Lake Lanier that offers more fun than most of us can handle in just one day.

Mary Alice Park appears to be the most westerly park on Georgia’s greatest lake, not far from the town of Cumming … and not far from every store, shop, eatery and hotel you could ever desire.

Bring your boat and cruise the wonderful waters of Lake Lanier.   Wet a line and see if you can catch a striped bass that’s bigger than your neighbor’s scary dog.  They’re in there.  Waiting.

Mary Alice Park is famous for blowing off some of the best fireworks displays in Georgia.

The park is “only minutes from downtown Atlanta.”  Yes, it might be 45 minutes or 145, depending on the traffic.  Once you arrive, the traffic will soon be forgotten.  Swim or sun at the beach, and grill a meal fit for Laura Ingalls Wilder and all her imaginary friends — or simply for your friends.

It’s easy to find this lakeside haven, off GA Route 400 between exits 14 and 15.  Market Place Boulevard runs parallel to Rt. 400.  Just follow the signs to Mary Alice Pk Road.

Parties never fizzle out at Mary Alice Park — even if pets and alcohol are not allowed.

Park Information

  • 1820 Mary Alice Park Road
    Cumming, Georgia 30041
  • Phone: 770-886-0635 or 770-781-3491

Operating Schedule

  • Weekends Only from April 15 – May 7, 2017
  • Regular Season runs from May 8th through Labor Day Weekend
  • Open daily from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Boat Ramps are open 24 hours
  • No Pets or Alcohol Allowed

Click Here for Mary Alice Park’s Website


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