Mary Alice Park
Mary Alice Park
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Puzzled Traveler
Atlanta, GA69 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Came here to go for a swim at the beach before it got too warm on a Friday morning. (This was in August) Arrived at the park and paid the box at 8:30 am but the gate leading to the beach was locked. There seems to be conflicting times on when the gate is supposed to be open prior to Labor Day. Google says 8 am, the Lake Lanier website shows 8 am, the City of Cumming website says 9 am, and the sign on the gate shows 9 am. I waited in the boat parking area for whoever was supposed to open the gate to arrive. While I waited multiple others arrived, parked in the boat area, and went to the beach section on foot. Given the number of people that just drove directly into the boat parking area without paying or pausing to read the sign at the gate, it gave me the impression that the gate not being open on time is a common occurrence. I gave up waiting and walked to the beach myself as well.

After swimming I found the bathrooms were also still locked so I peed in the woods behind them and changed clothes in the back of my car before leaving just before 11. The gate was still locked. So I paid $5 to park in the wrong parking area and walk to the beach, pee in the woods and change clothes in my car. Awesome park.
Written January 14, 2023
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traveler02998
Cumming, GA16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Spent $30 for a season ticket yesterday. Went to the beach and there was geese poo everywhere on the beach! So disappointed. I can understand some, but you could see the sand hadn’t be cleaned. Literally had to watch every step I took. Dangerous for younger children playing in the sand. I have visited this park for several years without this problem. I drove back around to gate entrance as I was leaving and told the guy what I saw. He said they didn’t clean it!!! Shocked! It is owned by the City of Cumming so will be contacting them.
Written June 25, 2020
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NRI Mom Pooja Singh
Johns Creek, GA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Beautiful park and relaxing place to stay for a day. You need to pay $5 per car visit. This is a small beach park but very peaceful. Best time to go to beach park in morning.
Written September 2, 2020
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gordon f
Raleigh, NC156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
This park is very nice. The scenery is beautiful; on Lake Lanier. There are a few beaches, lots of picnic tables and much parking areas. The only minor drawback is the amount of duck poop. The cost is $5 per car.
Written June 17, 2020
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Jeff S
180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
nice trail system that winds thru the woods. there is a boat launch and several little beach areas where you can let your dog frolic in the water.
Written January 5, 2020
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S_C_Explorer
Alpharetta, GA107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
For the $5. entry fee, I expected a much better maintained “beach”. My kiddos had a decent time in the lake but there was goose poop EVERYWHERE and there was no escaping the flies. We had packed a lunch to bring with us and we had to dry off and go sit in the car to eat it because I had never seen so many house flies in my life. About a half dozen were landing on each of us at a time and swarming around our face. Once we got near the water they disappeared. So we spent most of our time in the water. One reviewer said they loved the beach and playground but there was no playground to be found. It was also pretty difficult to get in and out of the water due to pointy rocks that lined the shore area for the first I’d say about 8-9 feet. Showers and bathrooms are convenient and close by. We will not be back to swim here until some upgrades and cleanup have been done.
Written July 2, 2019
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R8DERMAN
Cumming, GA58 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Nice park but there are geese everywhere and they make a huge mess... also why is it $5-$10 a car?? ... should be free of charge... our tax dollars are paying for it so I'm not giving them more $$$ for something that should be free,
Written June 8, 2023
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Coach B
Cumming, GA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Disappointed in the size and the maintenance of the beach. On top of that every admission is $5. I mean for what? Don't see why there is an admission fee at all there is nothing to maintain.
Written June 16, 2021
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pradeep J
Cumming, GA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Excellent park with a beach, picnic tables, BBQ racks and plenty of parking. Only costs $5 per car to enter. Only caveat is no place to shower and change clothes after enjoying the beach.
Written June 18, 2018
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HoneyB627
Cumming, Georgia19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Love this place. The beach is beautiful, the view from the beach is beautiful. Grill out, have a picnic, spend the day, go swimming, enjoy it! The boat ramp is great with a lot of parking, however, on a busy lake weekend, the wake makes launching your boat a bit interesting sometimes. I give this park 4 stars, only because I wish I could take our pup, but I understand why we can't. I highly recommend it, get there early during peak season and weekends, it does get very busy.
Written October 16, 2017
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