Boating on Lake Lanier ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland
Boating on Lake Lanier ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Boating on Lake Lanier!  Talk about fun!  Few recreational activities can top a boat ride on Lake Lanier on almost any day of the year.

Getting out at sunrise to fish or to paddle around in a canoe or a kayak is the perfect way to start the day.

Blasting around Lanier in a souped-up speedboat on a sunny afternoon is invigorating, especially because there are no speed limits on the lake.

Evening rides — puttering around with friends, family and a refreshing beverage — can close out even the most stressful days.

Where to Go Boating on Lake Lanier

The south end of the lake is by the far the most popular.  The south end is closer to Atlanta and has much wider, more open water. On a busy summer weekend, you’ll see thousands and thousands of boats.

The north end is comparatively quiet.  It’s farther from Atlanta, has fewer marinas and has narrower banks.  On a winter drive northward, you might find yourself alone on the lake.

Marinas & Boat Ramps on Lake Lanier

You can launch from one of the many marinas on the lake.

However, Lake Lanier is also surrounded by parks with more than 100 free boat ramps.

More about Boating on Lake Lanier

Click on the links below for more helpful information about boating on Lake Lanier.

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