Rising River Waters Can Kill!
Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »
Call for Water Release Schedule
With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »
Buford Dam Lower Pool Park Closed for Repairs
Contact: Mark Williams, 770-945-9531
The Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier announced today that the Lower Pool Park, located below Buford Dam, will be closed 2-3 weeks due to road maintenance. Closure will begin on Monday September 29th. Visitors will be diverted to the nearby Powerhouse Park located on the east side of Buford Dam.
The Powerhouse Park has river access for trout fishermen but does not have a boat ramp.
The Powerhouse Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For questions contact the Corps of Engineers at 770-945-9531.
Did You Know?
The Island Ford Visitor Contact Station was once the Summer family home of former Georgia Superior Court Judge Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930's, using timber from the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete.