The Lake House is located in the northern most section of the lake where the Chattahoochee River and the Lake meet. It is within the dotted line circle below. This area is preferred by water skiers, kayakers, paddlers, rowing teams, and the like due to larger boats not being able to navigate under Clarks Bridge. It is just down the street from the Olympic Rowing Venue (site of the 1996 Olympics), which has many events running all year long. Go to the "News and Events" page of our web site for more info.
Use the following address for the lake house (end address): Little Circle, Gainesville, GA 30506 and fill in your starting address for easy directions from Mapquest.
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In the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains lies Lake Lanier; one of America’s favorite lakes.
Over 7.5 million people a year choose to visit Lanier. The lake is well known for its clean water, spectacular scenery and variety of recreational activities.
Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950’s, Lake Lanier is a multi-purpose lake that provides for flood protection, power production, water supply, navigation, recreation as well as a sanctuary for fish, animal, and plant life. With 692 miles of shoreline and over 100 small islands, Lake Lanier is the perfect place to pursue your recreational adventures. Lake Lanier is one of 464 lakes in 43 states constructed and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. It has won the best operated lake of the year award in 1990, 1997 and 2002.
Sidney Clopton Lanier was a poet and musician who was born and raised in Macon, Georgia in the decades preceding the Civil War. He was a self-taught musician who learned to play a wide range of musical instruments including the guitar, flute, organ, and piano. It was his passion for music and literature that would later define his life. After the civil war he married, had children, traveled all over the country trying to find a climate suitable for his illness with TB, all the while producing literature and music in between periods of his illness.
The lake was named in his honor because of the tribute he gave to the Chattahoochee River in his poetry. He was also honored by the U.S. Postal Service, which produced an 8-cent commemorative stamp in 1972.
For a more comprehensive history of the lake and the complete story of this extraordinary man go to http://lanier.sam.usace.army.mil/history.htm
Click here for water levels: http://water.sam.usace.army.mil/gage/acf/prob1.txt
(note that full pool is considered 1071)
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