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                                                                                                Lake Sidney Lanier


Georgia’s Great Lake                                                                                                                                                                       LAKE LANIER

Anchoring the foothills of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains                                           One of the exceptional venues located on
is Hall County’s greatest treasure: Lake Sidney Lanier.                                         Lake Lanier is Lanier Islands resort. The resort
N amed for the poet, Sidney Lanier,                                                             offers 1,500 scenic acres and is a premier
               for the tribute he gave to the   million visitors find their way to the lake’s   area attraction with a wealth of recreational
               Chattahoochee River in his poem  692 miles of shoreline and take advantage       opportunities including golf, horseback
               “Song of the Chattahoochee,” 	   of the array of recreational opportunities the  riding, zip lining, and much more. The resort
                                                area offers. The lake comprises 38,000 acres,   is also home to seasonal attractions including
                                                                                                LanierWorld, a family-friendly waterpark,
the waters inspire reflection, adventure, and   more than 100 small islands, 46 park areas,     during the summer, and Magical Nights of
                                                                                                Lights and Winter Adventure, a snow-packed
an urge for exploration. 		                     and numerous hiking trails, campgrounds,        play land and enchanting tour of holiday
                                                                                                lights, during the winter.	
	 Originally constructed by the U.S. Army       boat launches, and swimming areas. Perfect      	 Explore the lake through Don Carter State
                                                                                                Park, Lake Lanier’s newest attraction. The park
Corps and opened in the 1950s, Lake Lanier      for watersports and outdoor exploration,        is one of Georgia’s newest state parks and the
                                                                                                first state park to be located on Lake Lanier.
has been operating as a multipurpose lake for Lake Lanier is a nature-lover’s and adventure-    With 10.4 miles of shoreline on the north 		
                                                                                                end of Lake Lanier and 1,316 acres total, 		
more than 60 years. The lake provides flood     seeker’s dream come true. 		                    Don Carter State Park offers a large 	
                                                                                                swimming beach with bath house, boat
protection, power production, water supply, 	 During the 1996 Olympics, Lake Lanier             ramps, hiking and mountain biking trails,
                                                                                                picnic shelters, a playground, cabins and
navigation, fish and wildlife management,       hosted the Atlanta Centennial Olympics          campgrounds for both tents and RVs.
and, of course, a vast array of recreational    Rowing and Sprint/Canoe/Kayak Events, as
                                                                                                   Home to pristine, natural beauty, abundant
opportunities including boating, fishing, and well as the 1996 Paralympics Yachting events.     adventures, and premier attractions, Lake
                                                                                                Lanier is always a pleasure to discover.
swimming. The pristine lake is a three-time     Now 20 years later, the Lake Lanier Olympic

recipient of the U.S. Army Corps’ prestigious   Park in North Hall County will host the 2016

“Best Operated Lake of the Year” award,         Pan-Am Championships for Canoe/Kayak and

an honor that reflects the quality of the       the 2016 Continental Olympic Qualifier for

maintenance and preservation of the lake and the Americas. The national and international

its environment, and a point of pride for Hall attention Lake Lanier, Gainesville and the

County residents. 		         		                 surrounding areas have seen over the years

	 Located only 45 minutes from Atlanta,         have helped make Gainesville/Hall County

many have discovered the aquatic paradise       and Lake Lanier a world-class lake with world-

that is Lake Lanier. Annually, more than seven class venues.	

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