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These lakeside parks in Dawson County will partially or fully close for the season
Lake Lanier parks
All or part of multiple federally-managed Dawson-area parks along Lake Lanier have been closed until March 2023. - photo by Nick Bowman

Multiple parks along Lake Lanier in Dawson County will either fully or partially close until the springtime, according to an Oct. 12 Facebook post from the county government. 

Dawson County officials met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the morning of Oct.12 about Nix Bridge, Toto Creek and Thompson Creek parks. 

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Nix Bridge Park is closed until spring 2023. Toto Creek Park’s campground is closed, but its boat ramp remains open. 

Thompson Creek’s park and boat ramp are both open, and War Hill Park’s campground will close on Monday, October 31. 

However, War Hill's park, boat ramp and trails will remain open, according to the Dawson County Government post. 

Previously, multiple locals voiced their frustration after learning about closures at some of their favorite parks along Lake Lanier in Dawson County. 

Local officials learned about the park closures on Sept. 29, according to a post on the Dawson County government’s Facebook page. 

“This was a very productive meeting where the Corps presented various options for the county to consider,” the Facebook post stated. “These options include leasing the parks from the Corps – similar to the agreement with War Hill Park– or to have joint-management of the parks under a memorandum of agreement with the Corps.”

“Today was just an initial meeting,” the post added, “and there will be more information to follow in the next several weeks and months.”

In other news, there will be a meeting to discuss War Hill Park’s master plan and proposed future improvements at the park. The meeting will be held Oct. 19 starting at 6 p.m. at Dawson County Fire Station 2’s community room. Fire Station 2 is located at 145 Liberty Drive in Dawson County.

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