Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking

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

The Timing Tower at the Olympic Venue on Lake Lanier ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland
The Timing Tower at the Olympic Venue on Lake Lanier ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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.

The Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club

Information on Kayak Rentals, Lessons and Paddles at LCKC

Lake Lanier Rowing Club

Lake Lanier Canoe and Kayak ClubFor 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.

The Lake Lanier Rowing Club

Don Carter State Park

The sandy white beach at Don Carter State Park ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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

Phone:            (800)864-7275

Operated by:  Georgia State Parks and Recreation

Kayak & Canoe Opportunities

(1) Comment

  1. Michelle

    Is the beach and canoes and kayaks available march 29-31st? We will be in Atlanta and would like a beach experience. Is there any dining options close thank you

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