If you're not a party animal or boater, this is not the place to camp. The campground is very run down; beer bottles lying around camping area, picnic tables with trash left on top, boaters coming to beach area and leaving their trash, and not one ranger or security person ever came by site to our knowledge. We actually decided to leave after 1 night stay even though we paid for 3 nights. We left and camped the other 2 nights at another place. We would never recommend Lake Lanier Island Resort Campground to anyone!
This park is old but like and an old recliner, it was comfortable and relaxing. that being said this park offers everything to keep the kids or kids at heart busy with fun things to do. There is tubing right at the park down a 100ft wide fast running water creek, 2ft to 3ft deep. Also the entrance of the National Smokey Mountain Park is located 50ft away from the entrance of the campground. This park is just a couple miles from downtown Bryson that offers train rides, fancy restaurants to casual, plus shopping galore and then your only 25 min. away from the famous NOC. You need to go their for lunch on the creek. If you need your mountain bike tuned up, the guys at the NOC really know what they're doing. There are hiking trails located at the camp ground and if that's not enough then take a ride to Maggie Valley and have dinner a mile up top of the mountain at the Chataloochie River Ranch. The view, hospitality and food will leave you speechless. Just go and experience for yourself. You'll be glad you did!
We checked in late at night and camp host came by and greeted us. He told us all about park and asked if we needed help setting up. Couldn't have been nicer. The next day we rode on the real mountain biking trails and then took a dip in the swimming lake. Our only complaint was the water was like a hot tub, but that's nature. We highly recommend this Georgia State Park. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will return to this park