Winter is coming: Lake Lanier sets seasonal closings

The transition of Lake Lanier recreational facilities from a summer to winter schedule has begun, with a number of day use parks and campgrounds closing for the season in the coming weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on its Facebook page.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, day use parks will close at Upper Overlook, Buford Dam, Lanier, Toto Creek, and Lower Pool East; as will beaches at Burton Mill, Little Hall, Keith’s Bridge and Long Hollow, according to schedule posted online by the Army Corps. The picnic shelter at Little Hall also will close Sept. 29.

The Duckett Mill, Toto Creek and Van Pugh South campgrounds are closed for the season, the Army Corps said in a Sept. 17 posting. Campgrounds at Old Federal and Bald Ridge close at 1 p.m., Oct. 21, and at Bolding Mill and Sawnee, at 1 p.m., Dec.1.

All campgrounds will be closed through March 1, 2019, when Bolding Mill is scheduled to reopen. Other campgrounds will reopen March 28. For a schedule of closings and a list of parks as well as boat ramps open year-round:

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