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Northern Georgia’s Lake Lanier is the perfect destination to consider if you’ve got lake properties for rent on your mind. The state’s largest lake is also its most popular, as Lake Lanier spans 59 square miles and is only a short drive from bustling Atlanta, Georgia. With its abundance of top-notch lake facilities and accommodations, not to mention its picturesque landscapes, it’s no wonder Lake Lanier has maintained such prestige for generations.
Lake Lanier boasts close to 39,000 square acres of surface water, encouraging anglers of all skill levels to take to its clear waters and try their luck. In fact, making your way to your favorite fishing spot is always a possibility since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 46 parks with boat launches around the lake. Once out, head below Buford Dam on the hunt for trout; the cold water drawn from the bottom of the lake appeals to the brook, brown, and rainbow trout populations. Striped and white bass fishing is also very popular year round.
While Lake Lanier had been beloved by locals for years, it was put on the map during the 1996 Olympics when it hosted the official rowing and sprint/canoe/kayak events. Eyes are still on Lake Lanier today because the waters are as pristine and appealing as ever. 540 miles of shoreline invite all to explore and splash about a bit, and lake homes for rent enjoy the unparalleled scenery and recreation year-round. Bask in the sun on the beach or make some waves on a swift-shifting sailboat—your options are only limited to your imagination.
As if the lake weren’t spectacular enough, the Lake Lanier Islands resort adds another level of luxury to the experience. The 1200-acre development features a theme park, rental boats, tennis courts, and other amenities. Lakefront properties certainly appreciate such thoughtful features. And with the Legacy on Lanier Golf Club nearby, you'll never be too far from the green. This state-of-the-art golf course was designed to not only showcase the beauty of the lake, but to challenge your skills as well. If you’re interested in living on a Lake Lanier golf course, visit GolfHomes.com
for property listings and details.
Begin your day of fun in the sun at the Aqualand Marina, which happens to be the world’s largest inland marina, or unwind with a session of retail therapy at the Southeast’s largest shopping center, the Mall of Georgia. And be sure to get in the holiday spirit with the “Nights of Lights” presented by Lake Lanier Islands, where 6 miles of twinkling decorations usher in the festive season.
Nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains and nurtured by the Chattahoochee and Chestatee Rivers, Lake Sidney Lanier is named for Sidney Clopton Lanier, whose admiration of the area's scenic beauty inspired him to compose his famous "Song of the Chattahoochee".
Lake Lanier is one of America's favorite lakes. With several million visitors annually enjoying its recreational facilities, it has been the most visited Corp of Engineers project in the nation.
Lake Lanier, impounded by Buford Dam, encompasses 38,000 surface acres of water with 540 miles of shorelines. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed and operates numerous public parks around the lake for camping and day-use activities.
Are they permitted? Yes
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
What is the water quality?
Average water level variance? Very little
Are they permitted? Yes
Are they permitted? Yes
Cumming, 1-1/2 miles to the mall
Atlanta Int'l 55 minutes, Gwinnett Briscoe Field 10 miles, commuter/feeder airport
Building restrictions and requirements:
No buildings over 2 stories.
Resident anglers, 16 years of age or older, are required to have a current Georgia fishing license in their possession while fishing in freshwater and saltwater in Georgia, EXCEPT: a fishing license is not required when fishing in a private pond. This does not include ponds owned by governments (city, county, Federal or the State of Georgia).
Rainbow Ranch Trout Fishing
770-887-4797, 41 James Burgess Rd, Cumming, GA 30041
Lake Lanier was host to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Rowing and Sprint/Canoe/Kayak Events, as well as the 1996 Paralympic Yachting events. These honors have helped make Lanier a world class lake.
Lord Nelson Charters Ltd, 770-271-1888, 6950 Holiday Rd, Buford, GA 30518-1403
Lake Lanier House Boat Rentals, 770-271-5705, 6900 Holiday Rd, Buford, GA 30518-1465
Grass Shack Boat Rental, 770-271-7529, 6002 Holiday Rd, Buford, GA 30518-1406
Lanier Harbor Marina, 770-945-2884, 2066 Pinetree Dr, Buford, GA 30518-1212
River Forks Park, 770-531-3952, 3500 Keith Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30504-5425
Bennett Park, 770-781-2150, 3950 Burruss Mill Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
Forsyth County Parks & Rec, 770-781-2150, 3950 Burruss Mill Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
War Hill Park, 706-216-2427, War Hill Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Local Area Businesses
One reason for for the lake's popularity is its proximity to metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. A well-developed road network surrounds Lake Lanier, with several highways crossing the main body. Visitors can enjoy the city of Atlanta and, in the space of a short drive, can lose themselves in the tranquility at Lake Lanier.
Lake Lanier Islands, a development by the State of Georgia and the Corps of Engineers, is the major resort area on the lake. The Islands complex provides picnicking, camping, beach areas, a water theme park, tennis courts, golf courses, rental boats, and hotel accommodations. Numerous other recreational areas operated by county and city agencies also offer recreational opportunities around the lake.
Cleveland Land Services, Inc.
566 Sautee Woods Trail, Sautee, Ga. Professional Land Surveyors. We survey all of N.E. Ga. Accurate, complete and timely Land Surveying services. 706-878-9045
Jerrry Sanders firstname.lastname@example.org
American Painting & Deck Care
We are a full service Painting and Deck Care company serving N. Georgia. Call for a Free Estimate 675-566-3305
Michael Camaret email@example.com
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