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Lake Lanier Beach and Water Park

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, 500 Kahwood Athens G.A, Buford, GA 30607
800-840-5253; 770-932-7200
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As featured in Daytrips from Atlanta
Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Buford
Type: Bodies of Water, Water Parks
Activities: Swimming, Dining, Golfing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Set on the picturesque shores of Lake Sidney Lanier is Lake Lanier Islands - Georgia's most visited lakeside resort destination. Located 30 minutes... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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gainesville, ga
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We live on the lake and decided to do a "staycation" this year and make use of the water park. We've been several other years, but now noticed a lot of improvements to the facilities overall. Also, as grandparents, we got in free with the kiddies. All the babies, under 2, were free so we only paid for 4 adults.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We just came home from 3 days of staying on the resort. Water park was fun kids really enjoyed the obstacle course they had in lake area and the small beach area water was nice and clear. Slides were good kids enjoyed the raging rapids. My only suggestion would make sure you ask different people what time park is closing... More

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Tampa, Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
163 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recently went to a wedding and a family reunion here. It's a huge lake (largest in GA) and there is really something for everyone. About 10 of us rented a pontoon boat and took it out for a nice ride! There are companies right there that you can rent from (the driver has to sit through a 45 min... More

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We spent the day here and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The water park is just large enough with attractions that appealed to everyone in the family from the adults to the seven year old. There is a lake/beach area with plenty of chairs. Its extra to rent an umbrella but you could bring your own. The wave pool is large and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The water park is in the hills of North Ga. Be ready for a lot of up and down while visiting. The beach was a let down. Not much of a swim area. There were so many people in the small area for swimming we could not hardly move. The beach that my young son was playing in had cigarette... More

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

place is not huge but its such a nice place to hang out and have some fun. it had a few water slides as well as a wave pool. (always enjoy the wave pool). we went to the beach area caught some rays and sat with our chairs in the water and it was awesome. very relaxing. they also had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I read some of the reviews...and was hesitant about going. My girlfriend booked us a family vacation for 1 night (July 12) after learning about this place from a coworker. And thanks 2 the coworker because we had a good time. We are in our early 30's with 3 kid that are early teenangers. We all enjoyed oursleves and the... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have lived in the lake lanier park for over10 years and it was this past june that I decided to visit the water park with my daughter in law. we had a discount coupon and still paid out 67.00 to enter the park. there weren't any umbrellas eventhough the park wasn't that packed. we could only use three of... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

While boating on Lake Lanier we came across Lanierland Waterpark, they have the market covered on the lake. Live Music, Waterslides, a Beach with lifeguards and a Bar for the adults to enjoy.

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Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family and I visited the beach and waterpark on 7/7/14. The cost of admission was half price because we brought toys for Toys 4 Tots as part of a promotion that the park was running. When we first arrived some of the slides were closed for repairs, but there were enough open to keep the kids busy. We set... More

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