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Waterpark, lodge reopen for the summer at Lanier Islands
Margaritaville at Lanier Islands has reopened its waterslides and other attractions for summer 2020. - photo by Courtesy of Lanier Islands

The water park and other attractions are now back for the summer at Lanier Islands.  

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands and the Legacy Lodge reopened to the public June 12, according to a news release.  

Water park visitors will see social distancing markings in the lines leading up to rides. Cruise and restaurant capacities will be kept at 50% to help limit the spread of COVID-19. 

Margaritaville staff, guests entering the park and others who enter the park will have their temperature checked at the gate. Staff will frequently sanitize lounge chairs and restrooms. 

Only the first and third floors of the Legacy Lodge are open, which removes the need for using the elevator. 

“Providing our visitors with an unsurpassed guest experience is at the heart and soul of everything we do at Lanier Islands,” Virgil Williams, chairman of the Board for Islands Management Co. LLC, said in the press release. “Our team members genuinely enjoy seeing corporate guests, wedding parties, couples, friends and families having a good time while they’re with us — whether for the day or overnight.” 

Williams stated that the resort and lodge implemented the health and safety guidelines based on those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local governments. 

While the water park and lodge were closed during the pandemic, the Legacy Golf Course, Margaritaville RV Resort and accommodations at the resort’s villas and lake houses remained open. In mid-May the beach, concessions, courtesy docks, marina and boat rentals, brunch cruises and LandShark Bar & Grill opened, followed by the resort’s lakeside bars on June 1. 

For more information about Margaritaville at Lanier Islands and the Legacy Lodge’s reopening, call 770-945-8787 or visit  

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