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Lake Lanier to reopen limited public access today

Most of the site's day use parks will again be open to the public.

As public spaces in Georgia continue to reopen, Lake Lanier will reopen limited access beginning today.

The highly popular summer recreation and relaxation spot won't be completely reopening yet - or doing anything close to that, really. 

But, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said earlier this week that access to day use parks will be open again. Only one such park, Buford Dam Park, will still remain closed.

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Most of the other facilities at the Lake Lanier site - beaches, shelters, playgrounds and campgrounds - for now also continue to be closed.

"The US Army Corps of Engineers reminds everyone to practice social distancing and to avoid crowded parks and facilities," a Facebook post said.

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The Corps recommends anyone seeking additional information call 770-945-9531.

Here is the post you all have been waiting for... Beginning May 23, 2020 all Corps of Engineers operated Day Use Parks, with the exception of Buford Dam Park, will be open for public access. In addition, all restrooms at currently accessible areas will be open. With public health in mind, the following facilities will remain closed at this time: - Beaches - Shelters - Playgrounds - Campgrounds While the Lanier Project Management Office will remain closed to the public, staff are working and phone calls will be answered. The US Army Corps of Engineers reminds everyone to practice social distancing and to avoid crowded parks and facilities. For additional information, please call 770-945-9531

Posted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Sidney Lanier on Wednesday, May 20, 2020


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