Lake Lanier Specialist

Lake Lanier, the 38,000 acre resort lake just north of Atlanta, is the most visited U S Corps of Engineers lake in the United States.

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From humble beginnings in the lush Georgia Blue Ridge mountains, diverse springs, streams and creeks become the Chattahoochee and Chestatee Rivers. These two mighty rivers ultimately join forces to form the most visited US Corps of Engineers project in the nation; the deep, sparkling, elegance of our shimmering
Lake Sidney Lanier.

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Named for the 19th Century poet, Sidney Clopton Lanier, whose love of the areas scenic beauty inspired him to compose the "Song of the Chattahoochee", Lanier was conceived in 1946 and the lake began to fill in 1957 after Buford Dam was complete. It quickly grew to encompass 38,000 liquid acres and 540 miles of a varied topographic shoreline. Its vast banks border five counties in north metro Atlanta, with the lions share of shoreline adjacent to Forsyth and Hall Counties. It is the largest man made lake near a metropolitan area in the nation, has the largest floating marina in the world (Holiday) and a well-developed road network including; GA Hwy 400 and I 85, 985, to quickly get its visitors and commuters alike, lost in all its natural splendor..

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Boating, sailing, fishing, skiing, picnicking or just sight-seeing are all typical pleasures to be experienced here. (Over 7 Million visitors annually) In addition to the many day-use, launching ramps and camping areas cared for by the Corps of Engineers. There are also commercial attractions, namely, Lake Lanier Islands, packed full of convention facilities, championship golf,  as well as family activities. There are, at last count, 2 major resort hotels, 10 floating marinas and 7 sailing clubs. Lanier's hospitalities hosted the rowing and sprint canoe/kayak competition in the 1996 Summer Olympics. 

Lastly, there are those extraordinary lakefront refuges that make coming home after the days rat race so worth while. Lanier's inspiring lake front living affords a sense of resort vacation life all year-round. Just imagine gazing on the brilliant golden-orange reflection off the mirrored surface at sunset or splashing into that sparkling peace just outside your own back door. And oh... those hot summer weekends!

Patty Rogers works on Lanier, as a Certifeid Lake Lanier Specialist and would be pleased to aquatint you with the assortment of available lakefront properties specific to your needs. I truly believe you will join us in enthusiastic admiration for our beloved Lake Lanier.

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