Swim in Lake Sidney Lanier at Dogwood Park

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A park with great access to this green lake in the heart of the South.

Lake Sidney Lanier is pretty big, but you don't need to be overwhelmed when you visit the lake via Dogwood Park. The park has a large pavilion and a few other picnic tables, lots of shade trees, and a couple of ways to access the lake.

On the left side, there's an abandoned marina (dangerous—it's falling apart), an active marina, and a cool red-rock beach with stair access. On the right side there is a boat ramp and swimming area. 

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Stand Up Paddle
Canoeing
Chillin
Photography
Rafting
Swimming
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
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lots to do

Dogwood Park has quite a few options for a day on the lake—picnic, boating, and swimming! A little more out of the way, too, so no need to worry about crowds. Lots of good hammocking trees!

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