Lake Lanier and its rivers are a popular destination for canoe and kayakers. Whether you want to go for a nice leisurely paddle around the lake or you want to paddle a more challenging section of the Chattahoochee or its tributaries, Lake Lanier is a great location to explore by canoe or kayak. Follow the links below to access information about:
Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club
Located at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Venue in Gainesville, Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club and Lake Lanier Rowing Club continue to be a venue for competitive water sports on Lake Lanier. Various regattas, festivals, and events are held at the Lanier Centre throughout the year.
The Canoe and Kayak Club is open Sat. and Sun 1-8pm May-Sept. for canoe/kayak rentals and “Come Try It”. “Come Try It” is basic instruction to give you a taste of what it’s like to paddle on Lake Lanier.
- 1- hour $20 Single / $30 Double
- 2-hour $30 Single / $40 Double
Canoe – Max of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 10
- 1-hour $20
- 2-hour $30
Canoes, kayaks and dragon boats are available for group rentals. Call the LCKC office at 770-287-7888 or email [email protected] for rates and schedule.
In addition to this, the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club and Lake Lanier Rowing Club are places where locals can join to make friends while enjoying the sport.
- Services: private lessons, canoe and kayak rentals, facility rental, summer day camp, summer youth rowing programs
- Phone: 770-287-7888
- Website: lckc.org
- Location: Clarks Bridge Park
Don Carter State Park is a nice and tranquil place to launch a kayak. They have 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 $24 for 4-hours and $40 for 8-hours.
Address: 5000 N. Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA, 30506
Operated by: Georgia State Parks and Recreation