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The closest location to the Dam on Lake Lanier at the crossroads of Buford Dam Road and Suwannee Dam Road.  East bank Park public boat landing is located just behind the store and the Buford dam is just a few minutes away with boat ramp into the Chattahoochee River below the dam.

 

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Phone: 770-945-4000
Website: www.RiverEcoLogic.com
Address:

1250 Buford Dam Road
Buford, GA 30518


Driving Directions:

The Buford Dam Store is at the intersection of Suwannee Dam Road and Buford Dam Road at the head of the East Bank Boat Ramp and park.


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Services:

Paddle sports for Lake and River, Tackle, Bait, Boat supplies, Outfitter equipment, Van shuttles, Restaruant, Banquet facilities

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Be sure to enter the Promotional Code WEBSTORE in Step #7, Confirmations, when making your reservation in order to apply the thirty percent (30%) discount from booking on the web store.

 

Kayak / Canoe trip from Buford Dam to Settles Bridge. This is a relatively short trip through the most beautiful part of the National Park Service land.  The river runs clear here with visibility of depths of up to 20 feet.  Be sure to look for trout in the pools. This is also the most challenging stretch of whitewater.  Pass to the right of Bowman's island, where you enter an area of class 1 and 2 whitewater rapids with mostly shallow water.  A trail follows the river on the east side below the island that leads up to Island Ford Road.  You will see the State Trout hatchery on your right by the outflow pipe and then Richland Creek joining on the left side further down.  Give respect to the class 3 rapid following a long calm stretch just before the highway 20 bridge.  It is best to stop and get a visual inspection of the rapid and watch some others go through if it is your first time.  You can get on the land to the rocks on the right the approach to the big rock.  We normally shoot straight through the center and then eddy out in the large pool and beach to the left.  Be sure to keep your paddle in the water and have good forward momentum since it helps stability and control.  If you capsize, make for the right shore quickly to avoid the fallen tree strainers just down river.  From there the river calms down a lot from there on.  It is mostly calm water on down to Settles Bridge. In passing under the SR 20 bridge look for the old bridge structures just past SR 20 that provide a glimpse into the past. Take out to the eastern shore of the river (left side) when you see the old metal bridge that goes half way across the river from the western shore (right side).

Price: $35.00
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Distance: 6 Miles

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to McGinnis Ferry Bridge A little bit longer than the trip to settles bridge.  There is less white water on the portion of the river below Settles bridge. NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

 

 

Price: $58.50
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Distance: 10 Miles

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No Kayak trip available at this time.

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to Abbotts Bridge. This is the maximum distance for a slow recreational paddle and you must leave early in the day.  The river continues to flatten out in this third leg of the river.

 

 

Price: $71.50
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
Distance: 15 Miles

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to Medlock Bridge

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to Medlock Bridge. Additional distance for the enthusiastic paddler of intermediate skill

 

 

Price: $84.50
Duration: 6 to 10 hours
Distance: 19 Miles

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to Garrard Landing

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to Garrard Landing Additional distance for the athletic paddler of intermediate skill

 

 

Price: $97.50
Duration: 7 to 13 hours
Distance: 25 Miles

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to Island Ford

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to Island Ford Additional distance for the athletic paddler of advanced skill

 

 

Price: $104.00
Duration: 9 to 15 hours
Distance: 30 Miles

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to Chattahoochee River Park

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Kayak trip from Buford Dam to Chattahoochee River Park Additional distance for the very athletic paddler of advanced skill

 

 

Price: $117.00
Duration: 10 to 17 hours
Distance: 33 Miles

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Buford Dam to Morgan Falls Dam

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Buford Dam to Morgan Falls Dam Additional distance for the very athletic paddler of advanced skill.  A true experience with the river.  The best $100 you will ever spend.

 

 

Price: $130.00
Duration: 11 to 19 hours
Distance: 37 Miles

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Lake Lanier Paddle Trip full day

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Lake Lanier Paddle Trip full day Paddling the protected coves and beaches around East Bank park is an excellent way to start your paddling experiences if you are a beginning paddler.  The water is warm and there are no rapids.  Even for the experienced paddler, this portion of the lake is an excellent paddling destination.  Also, great for the angler that seeks a leisurely fishing experience.  Pick up your boat from the Buford Dam Store operation and take it to the lake at East Bank Park by putting the boat on your vehicle or on our truck.  Due to Corps of Engineers regulations we are not able to help you with the boats down at East Bank Park so you must load and unload the boats on your own.  You are also able to take the boat to any other destination on the lake by your own vehicle.  Get more information from the Corps of Engineer maps at http://lanier.sam.usace.army.mil/MapRoom.htm

Price: $52.00
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
Distance: 1 Miles

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Kayak / Canoe rental for one week

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A do it yourself rental.  Select any of our boats and go whereever you want for three days.  Get more information from the Corps of Engineer maps at

http://lanier.sam.usace.army.mil/MapRoom.htm

Price: $260.00
Duration: 4 to 7 days
Distance: 1 Miles

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Fishing Boat full day

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Fishing with our 18' Mako center console fishing boat powered by a 90 HP four stroke Mercury.  Includes all the safety gear.  This includes docking lines, boat hook, fenders, flares, throable and personal floatation, whistle, air horn and rules of the road all stored in a waterproof boat box.  We also provide live bait tank with air stone and pump, Hand held spot light, GPS and sounder combination unit.

Price: $357.50
Duration: 8 to 24 hours
Distance: 0 Miles

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Fishing Boat three days

 Fishing with our 18' Mako center console fishing boat powered by a 90 HP four stroke Mercury.  Includes all the safety gear.  This includes docking lines, boat hook, fenders, flares, throable and personal floatation, whistle, air horn and rules of the road all stored in a waterproof boat box.  We also provide live bait tank with air stone and pump, Hand held spot light, GPS and sounder combination unit.

Be sure to enter the Promotional Code WEBSTORE in Step #7, Confirmations, when making your reservation in order to apply the thirty percent (30%) discount from booking on the web store.

 

 

Price: $747.50
Duration: 1 to 3 days
Distance: 0 Miles

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Fishing Boat one week

 Fishing with our 18' Mako center console fishing boat powered by a 90 HP four stroke Mercury.  Includes all the safety gear.  This includes docking lines, boat hook, fenders, flares, throable and personal floatation, whistle, air horn and rules of the road all stored in a waterproof boat box.  We also provide live bait tank with air stone and pump, Hand held spot light, GPS and sounder combination unit. 

Be sure to enter the Promotional Code WEBSTORE in Step #7, Confirmations, when making your reservation in order to apply the thirty percent (30%) discount from booking on the web store.

 

Price: $1137.50
Duration: 1 to 7 days
Distance: 0 Miles

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Lake Lanier Paddle Trip half day

 

Be sure to enter the Promotional Code WEBSTORE in Step #7, Confirmations, when making your reservation in order to apply the thirty percent (30%) discount from booking on the web store.

Lake Lanier Paddle Trip half day Paddling the protected coves and beaches around East Bank park is an excellent way to start your paddling experiences if you are a beginning paddler.  The water is warm and there are no rapids.  Even for the experienced paddler, this portion of the lake is an excellent paddling destination.  Also, great for the angler that seeks a leisurely fishing experience.  Pick up your boat from the Buford Dam Store operation and take it to the lake at East Bank Park by putting the boat on your vehicle or on our truck.  Due to Corps of Engineers regulations we are not able to help you with the boats down at East Bank Park so you must load and unload the boats on your own.  You are also able to take the boat to any other destination on the lake by your own vehicle.  Get more information from the Corps of Engineer maps at http://lanier.sam.usace.army.mil/MapRoom.htm

 

 

 

Price: $32.50
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Distance: 0 Miles

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Fishing Boat half day

 

 

Be sure to enter the Promotional Code WEBSTORE in Step #7, Confirmations, when making your reservation in order to apply the thirty percent (30%) discount from booking on the web store.

An 18' Mako center console fishing boat with 90HP mercury.  Also included is all the standard saftety gear including bow line, Throwable Floatation, PFD, Fenders, Horn, Whistle, Rules of the Road in a waterproof box.  These are mounted with trolling motor and combination Depth and GPS chart plotter.  Get the rest of your gear at the Dam Store including fresh and lively bait.

Price: $200.00
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Distance: 0 Miles

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