15 Parks near Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia
May 2016 - $47.00
When you come through the gates it is mesmerizing. Absolutely beautiful resort. Arriving at the campground I was totally surprised that it was part of the same resort. Roads were terrible at best. Campsites were clean and utilities worked except for the sewer hookup. Most of the sewer hookups are not usable. Beautiful views of the lake. Restrooms and showers worked but could use upgrades. Shower stalls had broken tiles and no lighting in the showers. - F35mech
Sep 2014 - $47.00
The actual physical area of this campground is gorgeous -Lake Lanier is beautiful, and strolling around is lovely. There are a lot of deer and birds. However, our 36' motorhome had a hard time making it to site 78, on the narrow little road. Once there, there is no sewer in the park at all, and the paved pad was--while supposedly long enough for our rig--nowhere level enough to get to level. Once we managed "close enough," our steps were 10" off the ground -and yes, the wife fell down them during our stay once, despite being careful. We were here camping with a group, so didn't have much choice. The bathrooms were lovely, but really far away from the loop we were camping in, so necessitated a drive in the car. They could do a lot with this place, and we were told there were plans for a rehab to happen over the winter. - tigs
Jul 2013 - $44.00
It disheartening that not much has changed at this campground since the last posting on this website almost a year ago. I had driven through this campground previously on trips to the water park and promised my self that I will never camp here. Unfortunately I had to change my decision because I planned to use the site to take my children to the water park and also witness the July 4th fireworks display at the beach area. So I thought I knew what to expect. Like the last two posts mentioned, the sites are not level at all. In fact, my RV experienced leakage because we couldn't secure a perfect level even though we went to town to obtain more planks to level the RV. The roads are not only narrow but really need major repairs because pots holes abound. It could be argued that the restrooms are not clean because they need urgent make over. Several of the camp sites don't make sense why they should be located where they are. If consideration was given, there should have been fewer sites to make room for roads or nature. My concern for this campground stems from the fact that the resort boasts a huge potential with so many fun activities around the campground. This site should be updated to attract more campers, especially those with children. - Helkken
Nov 2016 - $47.00
We are in a 37' fifth wheel. The roads are bad. The sites are worse. In some cases dangerous. Sites are on a steep side hill but very narrow. Ours is over 5" out of level across the site. I'm up on two planks and still not level.
Steps on the site to access the picnic table are so rotten that they are clearly a danger.
Because there are so few Rv parks near Atlanta they are able to get away with very little maintenance.
If you are in a tent or a pop up or a 24' travel trailer you may be ok.
But big rigs and 5th wheels should think two or three times before trying this place. - GSchlecht
May 2016 - $30.00
Excellent SP campground with most sites ON the water or within site - each is well spaced with most pull-thru type and separate patio and flat sitting or tent area.
RV sites have 50a and Water, shade, feet from the water,and a nice bath house close by. - hturnerfamily
Jul 2015 - $40.00
My main reason for this review is regarding the environment, not the amenities around the lake, etc. We registered for 3 nights and left after 1. We were assigned to Group Events location (I have no idea why) which overlooks the lake through acres of woods and the sites are long and narrow with drop offs on both sides. No where to walk, no where to place rug or chairs, impossible to use RV steps because when opened they hung over a ridge (side of our site). Maneuvering thru the woods and narrow winding roads was difficult at best. We even clipped a tree and dented our bumper. No one guided us to our location which was not easy to find originally. Then boaters and campers began filling the small cul-de-sac like area in Group EVents. One trailer and 10 cars and boats spent the night partying, loud music, disco lights, drinking etc. The entry gates are left open all night long. Anyone can come and go. There is no security and it is Pitch Black outside. The fire ring was set closer to our rig than theirs and the smoke infiltrated our rig all night. We hesitated to say anything to them ... as we are seniors traveling for enjoyment...and they are a large group of drinking young adults. Not in this day and age! We were up all night and packed up and left first thing in the a.m. Going to ask for our money back. Also - no sewer, unkempt grounds, broken site pad, uneven and dangerous for children. After climbing the mountains and enjoying RV camps all around VA for a month this was a horrible end to our journey. Up until Shoal Creek we have '0' issues at any RV campground. Shame on Lake Lanier and the Corps of Engineers to allow this to be happening at this beautiful location. - HitchedUpWilsons
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Overall the stay was good, except for the rude and condescending behaviour to multiple people. I ended up hearing about other people having similar issues while on site. 30amp service worked, but my surge protector showed that the polarity was reversed. Might be an issue. There is one dump site. Worked well, except for it being a monsoon. Water really collect in the dump area and it's hard to keep it all stable while trying to unload. Our spot was great with a gorgeous view of the lake, near a beach where we were able to beach our boat. Really close to Atlanta and great for a weekend get away. Lady doing check in just needs an attitude adjustment. - manderson2228
Jul 2016 - $13.00
Staff was wonderful. Campsites are paved. Picnic area for sitting were made of a compacted sand. It is large and included grill, steel circle fire ring and a lantern poll. There is a private boat dock for loading and unloading and boat ramp for campers only. Look forward to next visit. - NMandKI
May 2016 - $28.00
Super convenient to Atlanta. Nice views of the lake, although the few waterfront sites book up quickly. Hosts are extremely helpful and friendly. Some sites have utilities on the same side as the patio / tent pads, which is a little awkward. Overall a great quick getaway from town. - AtlantaBrave
May 2015 - $25.00
This is a very nice campground on the lake. We stayed in May, and it was quiet and peaceful. The 3pm check-out is great. The sites are spacious and many of them are private, most of them have lake views, and they are very shady. We walked all through the park and there really isn't a bad site here, they are all beautiful. The tent sites are lovely and very private, the only downside to tent camping here would be that it's a bit of a walk to the restrooms. The only downside to camping in a Travel Trailer is that there is no sewer hook up--only a dump station. Also check the length requirements, big RV's can't get into this park. Our travel trailer is 25 feet (29 extended) and we had no problems. We will definately come back! - Hrm672
Apr 2012 - $30.00
This was a beautiful campground. Many of the sites will not accommodate a larger camper. Most sites have lake views and access. The campground was clean and well taken care of. The bathrooms were very clean. Cons: the parking pads are very narrow, you could step out of your camper and right down a hill. The water from the hookups was brown. This campground is close to shopping and restaurants in Flowery Branch and Buford. - Buford Camper
Jun 2011 - $30.00
Originally a day use only park, was converted by Army Corps of Engineers to a true campground. Recently renovated - new aslphalt roads, sites leveled well, brand new playground, all new electric hookup and water connections. Sites 30-36 (on a peninsula) have great water views. Sites 8/9 and 23-28 have great access to small clean beaches. Site 28 even has a brand new wooden deck attached to the site. Pro's: Nicely wooded, level sites, clean sites, well maintained, new hookups on each site, boat ramp access, beach access. Con's: Going to be tight for bigger RV's (30ft+)or limited site selection. Best for pull behinds or Pop-Up's. Restrooms could have been cleaned a little more often. - Madzamboni
Oct 2016 - $28.00
Overall the campsite was good, and the front desk folks were efficient and friendly. The only bad thing was the over zealous park rangers with alcohol. We didn't have any issues but most of the other folks in our little area did and honestly it was just too much, following people, hiding in the woods and spying. It's all confirmed. Unless someone is a problem leave it alone. - manderson2228
Apr 2016 - $28.00
Right in our backyard, Shady Grove was a surprise find. Although lacking sewer hookup, with a little planning it's not an issue. For those with 30' plus trailers look for the 50 amp sites, most are level and paved. Wonderful hosts, easy check-in, quiet park, and easy access to the lake. - GoDawgs
Jun 2013 - $26.00
This was a COE campground bought by the county. It is a solid park, and we would return. But it is an overall average visit for someone with a trailer. This was obviously all tents at one point that was converted so some site layouts are tight or not optimal. Pro's: Most spots are very shady, excellent lake views and access, site entrances may be close to one another, but sites themselves have lots of distance between sites, bathrooms clean, good rates. Con's: Watch your slides, you have a 50/50 chance of them not having enough space, many gathering area's are many steps down from where camper is parked, sites need maintenance - railroad ties are disintegrating, bath houses are often a long walk and have only 2 shower stalls (but clean). Like I said, no frills here, but solid park. We would return again. - Madzamboni
Oct 2016 - $30.00
I drive in from Toronto. I arrived late afternoon, tired and a bit apprehensive due to the size and height of my rig. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
The site was a drive through with enough length to accommodate both my Smart and toyhauler. . In order to unload Smart and bikes I did need to use the access road.
The driveway was almost level, and the gravel picnic area and well manicured lawn pristine.
There was only one washer dryer in our area, but the area was clean and the machines worked well.
The park itself is absolutely gorgeous, with mature trees and lakefront on three sides.
This is the nicest place we have been so far.
A note for motorcyclists; if you are looking to ride the Tail of the Dragon and back be ready for a long day. - BHam
Aug 2016 - $26.00
We liked the park. The only issue we had was finding trash cans. There was only one in the park, and it was not convenient. - Georger
May 2016 - $15.00
Bald Ridge Creek Campground is a beautiful, well laid out, maintained campground. One of the prettiest parks I've ever been to and I have been to many parks all over the US. Every site has a beautiful view of the lake and lots of shade. Our site was long and level with utilities (50amp and water - no sewer) in good working order and well placed on the site. The pads were very generous with the trailer on concrete and an additional crushed granite area (45'x20') that had a recessed fire pit, bar-b-q pit, and an extra long picnic table. We enjoyed a quite weekend and would definitely come back to this park again and again if we lived in this area. - the Fishers
Sep 2015 - $13.00
Rate was with federal senior's America the Beautiful discount. We reserved an open site so the rooftop dish worked fine, Verizon cell phone and internet hotspot worked fine also. When we arrived one leg of the 50a outlet was bad, the host had an electrician respond within 2 hours to replace the pedestal breaker which resolved the problem, in the mean time we used the 30a outlet. Our site had a very good view of Lake Lanier, site was back-in blacktop with large packed, very fine, sand patio with fire ring and picnic table. All roads are blacktop in excellent shape. Dump station access with 37' fifth wheel tight but OK. The water often was a rusty brown color out of the spigot when turned on but cleared up in few seconds, I think. The park is well kept, staff friendly and a scenic location. There was another site parallel but forward of ours and the RV there had their slide extended slightly over our drive, we had to be careful parking the truck but it didn't block our lake view. I would have given higher rating if water was always clear, they had sewer hook ups and the parallel site wasn't so close to our sites drive. - big greg
Aug 2015 - $14.00
This is one of my all-time favorite places to sit and enjoy the view--even had a friendly bluebird sit on my windshield wipers and look in last time. As with most Corps of Engineering campgrounds, seniors get a 50% discount on camping fees. I've stayed at another of the Lake Lanier COE campgrounds and like this one better because almost every site is right on the lake, with some more wooded and some more open. I chose a site at the base of a peninsula where I had views of the lake on both sides, which was a bonus. As with all COE parks I have been to, roads and campsites are paved and in very good condition. Site was very large and fairly level with water and electric service. Laundromat was nearby and clean. Verizon service was adequate. - judy_online
May 2015 - $20.00
We stayed in Site 58 for 3 nights while visiting friends in the area. The park has beautiful views of the lake and is maintained well. We especially liked the guidelines of no alcohol which kept things peaceful so we could enjoy the nature. We definitely will return. - busyteach
Dec 2016 - $29.00
I stayed here in a premium site for 2.5 years while working in Alpharetta. Although my site had lots of trees, I was able to use my Winegard Walk Out for DTV with no problem year round. The reason the water hook ups are in the ground is so they work in the winter - it can get down in the single digits and it is mandatory that you have a properly heated and insulated water hookup from Oct - Mar. The staff are great. Even when we lost power (entire campground) during an ice storm, it was restored the next morning. Very safe park and plenty of places within easy access for dining, shopping, etc. Highly recommend this park. - GTJohn
Dec 2016 - $30.00
Twin Lakes is about 10 minutes north of Alpharetta so it's in a convenient location for visiting that area (we were there to visit friends). There's a great supermarket (Ingles) just a mile or so away. Access to the park is down a narrow local road but it's not far so wasn't a major issue. The park itself is in a pretty, scenic location, but the sites themselves are problematic. If you're able to get a premium site (we weren't, they were all taken, even though we made our reservation over a month in advance), you'll have a huge wooded site, possibly shared with another RV, tiered along a very steep hill. The standard sites, only $5 cheaper, are tightly packed in a dead-end gravel parking lot (a trailer that came in after us spent 15 minutes making a 20-point turn trying to get backed into their site at the end of the lot). The other odd thing about our lot was that the water spigot was embedded in the ground, rather than on a post, making it difficult (and wet and muddy) to hook up the water. We paid $30/night, and the rate goes up to $35 for 2017, no credit cards accepted. The WiFi worked decently well when we could get connected, but there were plenty of times it refused to connect. Apart from the disappointment of the site, the area is pretty and quiet, and there's a short loop trail around one of the lakes which we walked our dog on daily (it requires some rock-hopping over a stream). Overall it's a decent home base for a local visit but if we return it'll be just for a few days to visit friends again (unless a premium site is available, in which case we might stay a little longer). - LifeRebooted
Dec 2016 - $30.00
Really good Campground 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 10 minutes from Lake Lanier. It is close to the highway but not so close that traffic is audible. Very quiet and dark at night. The lakes (really just big ponds) are attractive and a walking path bisects them and continues on around the back of the property. Premium sites are level but on a very steep hill that was challenging to enter/exit some of the sites due to the slope and narrow entry. I wouldn't want to try getting a 45 footer in some of these (others would be fine). Once in, the premium sites are huge and level. Most would easily accommodate two or even 3 RV and tow car. Due to the slope of the hill, your uphill neighbor will look right into your windows when they sit outside. Our 50amp power did not work, the campground had it fixed (old wiring missing a second ground) in less than 3 hours. Premium sites will almost certainly have no satellite access due to trees. Sites along the lake will have satellite but are closer together and have water and power but no sewer. Interior roads are paved but a little rough in spots. No bathrooms or laundry as far as we could tell. Turning out of the campground onto the main road can be tricky with traffic. Grocery stores, food, fuel, and plenty of shopping (Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy) nearby. Cash or check only. We extended our stay because we enjoyed it so much. Reservations are on the honor system since they only accept cash; no real penalty for no shows. We had to move spots when we extended due to our spot being "booked" but nobody ever showed up at it. Office staff are nice and helpful. Price is extremely fair for the campground. For an extra $5 the premium sites are a bargain as they are far larger than the lakeside sites and have full hookups (as long as you don't mind the hill and the lack of satellite). I would definitely stay here again. - Bryanmsi
Nov 2014 - $18.00
Needed a place, convenient to Gainesville, to help out our aging parents for the weekend. It was a very cold weekend. The attendant was very helpful and let us pick our site from those available. As it is an older park, not all sites are easy to get a 40' diesel pusher in and out. I chose site 36 as it was almost a pull-thru. That site only had 30 amp service but we didn't need a lot of amperage. Ran the furnaces, microwave and TV without problem. Some sites do have 50 amps. Beautiful park with hardwood lined hills on Lake Lanier. RV's must pass through two, coded security gates so we felt very safe. We would certainly camp here again. - coastaltom
May 2013 - $34.00
We love this campground. There is a security gate front entrance, plus another security code gate to the camping area for travel trailers and motorhomes. The sites were very clean. Trash cans are provided close to each site and they are checked emptied daily. The bath facilities are kept clean. The security truck rides by frequently. Not all sites have a fire pit, but we had one this time. The water level was up, so we were able go fishing at our site. We enjoyed it and appreciate the work that goes into maintaining and securing the grounds. We had a very relaxing visit. - gacamper50
Oct 2012 - $18.00
Senior discount rate. Spacious campground with plenty of private sites. Overlooking Lake Lanier with beautiful sunsets. Clean bathhouse, good showers. Deer roaming freely throughout park. Firewood available at checkin. Staff was helpful and friendly. Very popular park at a holidays and during summer. Level sites, some pull throughs available. Day use beach area crowded on weekends. Stayed in site 26 on point with great views. - The Grizz
May 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here for a coupe nights on a whim, and then came back the following week for another 5 nights. As others have said, the park is greatly underused, and I don't know why! It's BEAUTIFUL, quiet and very well laid out. I will warn that some of the sites are REALLY steep to get in and out of....may want to call ahead and check yours.
There's a lot of traffic on the lake on the weekends, but that makes for nice wave crashing sounds on the shoreline. So very relaxing!
The one thing that they could improve is the bathrooms. They're pretty outdated and don't have any paper towels or hand driers which is odd.
There are plenty of restaurants, stores etc....nearby. And even a movie theater if you have a rainy day. TV signal was in and out but cell service was strong (T-mobile and AT&T).
There's a GREAT laundromat in Gainesville called "Wash yer duds" and we highly recommend that if you need laundry facilities outside the ONE washer and drier onsite.
All in all, this is now one of our favorite parks and we can't wait to go back! It's too bad they close in September.... The fall colors are probably SPECTACULAR there! - doggpurr
Apr 2016 - $30.00
This is a favorite! Sites are spread out and clean. Almost everyone has a view of the lake. Aside from boat engine noise, you get plenty of peace and quiet. Sites are level but a few have pretty steep entrance/exits. We stayed at site #43 which is a beautiful site but our travel trailer bumper scraped when exiting. We also stayed in site 43 which gives you a beautiful lake view if you have a large rear window. Both had a short trail to the lake to do some fishing from the bank. - budm108
Jul 2015 - $29.00
This campground is becoming our favorite. We had site 48 and even though it says it is only 30', it is much longer and accommodated our 39' fifth wheel with no problem. Sites are very large and shaded. We have had a nice breeze every time we have been so it must be something about the it's location. This park is greatly underused so it must just be a well kept secret. Love this place. Bathhouses are kind of far apart and only used one once and are fairly old but OK. - campingnut18