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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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Weekend fun in the sun & beach

If you need a weekend at the beach but can't afford to drive to Florida. Try Lake Lanier Islands. Great place to bring your bikes to explore the area Some opt to packing a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Kimberly H
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Atlanta, ga
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We brought our five year old birthday boy here for a special afternoon. I was pleasantly surprised he loved all the waterslides even one that dropped straight down. He was too small for the toilet bowl but it didn't bother him and he had a blast anyway. The bigger kids in our group and even the adults had a great... More 

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Mary Esther, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Most beautiful nature park hotel in US with variety of sporting events. Located on beautiful lake which was once a mountain.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you need a weekend at the beach but can't afford to drive to Florida. Try Lake Lanier Islands. Great place to bring your bikes to explore the area Some opt to packing a picnic and find a nice quiet spot to relax

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Avondale Estates, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I usually enjoy the park, but went on a high event day-Mother's Day weekend! There was a large festival going on-too many people and the slides were closed several times due to water check issues and long wait lines.

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Buford, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

2015 - Don't eat the Grouper Sandwich, is on basically a hot dog bun, Fish Taco's are dry with dry coleslaw, or Hummus is watery with no taste! Very disappointed, all items use to be great, but since the change, they are terrible. Would only order a hamburger here!! But love Mary the manager and the drinks are good!

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very expensive with poor food that is even more expensive. Park is very spread out though anything good is packed due to limited options.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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