Whitewater Creek Park is off of the Palisades Unit of the Chattahoochee River. While the park is open for swimming (for people), many bring their dogs. As long as the dogs are on leash, they can romp in the water, too.
Once you park (be sure to pay the $3.00 park fee), the walk is just a few yards away. The beach is long and sandy and the river is shallow to about the middle of the river. Wear water shoes as there are loads of rocks and boulders in the water that are easy to slip on. Many people make their way to the outcrops of rocks scattered in the river to sunbathe and watch the rafters, kayakers and canoes go by.
A secret little spot off of Lake Lanier becomes a haven for dogs in the summer. Dubbed “Dog Beach Island” the tiny mound of land is within swimming distance from the shores of Little Ridge Park, the Habersham Marina boat launch area, off of Lanier Beach South Road.
Once you park, you can either walk the trail for about half a mile or you can just hang out on the shores of the main area. If you take the trail, it will twist around through the woods to the left and eventually lead to a shore. Just off the shore is a small island.
These videos show a bit of the island and the dogs that enjoyed a summer’s day. Hamlet sure had a great time!
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