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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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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Buford
Type: Water Parks, Bodies of Water, Amusement 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...
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Type: Water Parks, Bodies of Water, Amusement 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 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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Buford, Georgia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's beautiful to see. The water is unbelievable. Winter time you need to come , and see the trees change colors.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

There is now a 10 dollar charge to set foot on the beach even if coming in by boat. Docking slips are always full so there is limited places to tie off boat. Then there are the young drunken boaters who tie boats together and stagger around the beach and restaurants. The bathrooms are located too far away from beach... More 

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Alpharetta, GA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Us parents liked it too. We liked that we could swim in the lake and sit on the beach but also go in the pool and do some slides. The water slides and wave pool were fun. It's really spread out so prepare to do one section at a time. That was the only bummer. We kept moving our stuff... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have not been to Lake Lanier Beach and Water park in some years. As a matter of fact the last time we went we took a cooler in with a picnic lunch and was allowed to do so. We had friends that stayed there so they drove out and picked us up to avoid the parking fee and entrance... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

No food allowed or drinks. The bad part is last year you could buy a yearly reusable cup for $30 and get it refilled all year at the park. Not a bad deal as when you have an 8 and 10 year old kid they can get their own refills. Well, this year they charge 99 cents plus tax (1.06)... More 

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I rented a slip this past weekend. We generally stay on the docks since you have to pay $10 per person just to walk on the beach regardless of where you're going. This is something new that I think is a little ridiculous for people that are already paying $50 to tie off at the dock. The... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Everytime I go to Lanier World, I have a blast! I personally enjoyed just chilling out on a raft in the wave pool but the slides are great too! It does require a lot of walking so be prepared and don't forget your sunscreen. When you're done having your fill of the water park, there's a nice selection of food... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I brought the grandkids there aged 11 and 13. They had a fun time together. However, it is an expensive day. You aren't supposed to bring food in there and the food you buy is more expensive than usual. Also, I would walk around to chaperone as there are teenagers and adults who can get a little rough. I had... More 

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