Lake Lanier Information
Lake Lanier is one of America's favorite lakes. With several million
visitors annually enjoying its recreational facilities, it has been
the most visited Corps of Engineers lake in the nation.
One reason for the Lake Lanier'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, 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. Hall County and the City of Gainesville
operate 46 of these parks on 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
recreation areas operated by county and city agencies also offer recreational
opportunities around the lake.
Lake Lanier was host to the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games
Rowing and Sprint Canoe/Kayak Events, as well as the 1996 Paralympic
Yachting events. These honors have helped make Lanier a world class
lake. Sailing events and fishing tournaments, attended by many national
level competitors, are also held on Lake Lanier several times a year.
The Holiday Inn Lanier Centre is the perfect Lake
Lanier hotel for you to occupy during your visit to our area.
Our Lake Lanier hotel, the Holiday Inn Lanier Centre, is located only 10 minutes north of the Lake
Lanier Islands in Gainesville, Ga. Our affordable rates and world-class
amenities make our Lake Lanier hotel the perfect alternative for staying
outside the Lake Lanier Islands resort.
Road Atlanta -
Nestled in the rolling foothills of the north Georgia mountains sits one of the world's
most beautiful racing facilities, Road Atlanta.
Lanier Centre -
We are located just off of interstate 985 in Northeast Georgia. Just up the highway from Atlanta. Far
enough away to miss the hustle and bustle of the big city, but right in the middle of all the action
of North Georgia!