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Address: 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, 500 Kahwood Athens G.A, Buford, GA 30607
Phone Number: 800-840-5253; 770-932-7200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Swimming, Dining, Golfing
Description: Set on the picturesque shores of Lake Sidney Lanier is Lake Lanier Islands...
Set on the picturesque shores of Lake Sidney Lanier is Lake Lanier Islands - Georgia's most visited lakeside resort destination. Located 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta, the year-round 1,100-acre resort boasts a variety of amenities and attractions including the 216-room Emerald Pointe Resort, 30 New England-style lakeside cottages, 18-holes of championship golf, the lake's largest fleet of rental boats at Harbor Landing, a summertime Beach & Waterpark, scenic horseback riding and exquisite spa services.
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Lake Lanier Beach andWAterpark-BRING YOUR WALLET!

I took my daughter in law and two grandsons a couple of years ago - it was about 100.00 just to get in the gate. Another 35.00 for hot dogs and fries for lunch. We were there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Sheila71210
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Buford, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My kids and I have the best times here in the summer! Wish that they hired more staff in the concessions stands and did more to keep staff. There appears to be a really high turnover of staff and service is really bad if you want an adult beverage from one of the bars. I went for Labor Day weekend,... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my daughter in law and two grandsons a couple of years ago - it was about 100.00 just to get in the gate. Another 35.00 for hot dogs and fries for lunch. We were there when the gates opened and enjoyed the park the first couple of hours. After that is was long lines for the slides and... More 

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Sycamore, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Love the way the slides were turned into snow sledding. Ice skating, fir pits with s'mores and hot chocolate. Great food. The gift shop employees were so accommodating, even helped carry it to the car.

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stayed at the resort and to get in & out of the resort everyday was awful. You would think as much as you pay to stay there they would have a separate entrance for the actual guests. Good luck finding the "lodge" aka lobby of the hotel, snow world or anything else. The signage is few and far between... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A bit pricey but fun for the kids in the Summer. They changed the entrance fee recently and you don't have to pay full price just to get in, only if you want to ride the water slides. So, now you can go in with the kids and hang out on the beach in a lounge chair all day unless... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lake Lanier Beach and Water Park is close to my home so its harder to give an accurate review. I am a little biased as how I go there often. This is a great area and has a lot to offer however I personally feel it is overcrowded !!!

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Cocoa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is the second year I have treated my granddaughter to an overnight at the lodge during Christmas week. The Christmas light display is spectacular. This year we rode in the trolley to see the lights and that was fun! Both years we have had breakfast with Santa and that makes it so special for my granddaughter. The service is... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

20 bucks a car load. Save your money if you are just going for the lights. I've seen betters displays, if you plan to stay for the marshmallow roasting or sledding prepare to fork out more money. While the concept if cool, families are usually on a budget at Christmas. Too much for these attractions. I won't go back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went to the Magical Night of Lights last year and loved it so we came back this year and brought more family. It is definitely not what it was before! As far as the lights, this year's lights were about 1/3 of what it has been in the past. It took us about 15 minutes at the most to... More 

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Winder, Georgia, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stop whining people! Most people needs to walk anyways. There's nothing wrong with Lake Lanier! It's a very friendly & clean place. Like they say if you don't like then don't go?!! And how it's set up its just like Walt Disney World. You have to walk to get to places. So I guess you better not go to Walt... More 

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