Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking on Lake Lanier
Sailing is nice. Speedboats are fun. A luxurious houseboat can be a floating penthouse. What’s the best way to experience the lake, up close and personal? Rowing, canoeing and kayaking on Lake Lanier.
Go for a nice leisurely paddle or do a long section of the Chattahoochee. Race or relax. It’s your call. Soon you’ll understand why visitors come from all around the globe for rowing, canoeing and kayaking on Lake Lanier.
Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club
Located at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Venue in Gainesville, Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club (LCKC) continues to train Olympic class athletes for competitive water sports on Lake Lanier.
Regattas, festivals and other events are sponsored by the LCKC.
Make friends, get in shape and (maybe) win a gold medal or two at the next Olympic games with the help of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club. Members of the club have won numerous national championships.
Or, simply take a few lessons and rent a canoe or kayak when you have time to get paddled.
Lake Lanier Rowing Club
For world-class training, competition and workouts, you can’t beat the Lake Lanier Rowing Club (LLRC) at Clarks Bridge Park by Lake Lanier Olympic Park, site of the 1996 Olympic Games.
LLRC has activities and opportunities — from learning to row to national competitions — for novices and experts.
Don Carter State Park
Don Carter State Park has kayaks available to rent year-round. Make your reservation at the park’s Visitor’s Center.
Kayaks are kept at the beach for easy launching. Rentals are available for 4-hours and for 8-hours. The wise among us paddle upstream at stream for an easier return trip, with the current. Please do not ask how the unwise among us learned this lesson.
Address: 5000 N. Browning Bridge Road; Gainesville, GA 30506
Operated by: Georgia State Parks and Recreation