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Lake Lanier is a beautiful 56,000 acre lake nestled in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains.  It enjoys 7.5 million visitors a year, has over 690 miles of shoreline, and is known as one of the best lakes in the country for recreation, fishing, boating, and lake-living!  Dedicated in 1957, the purpose of the lake was to benefit of the public by providing electric power, water, flood protection, navigation and recreation to millions of users, as well as a sanctuary for animals and plants.  It is a short drive to the excitement of Atlanta, but lake residents still enjoys the calm and peaceful nature of north Georgia.  Many of those living on the lake get to enjoy the sunrise over the mountains, commute into Atlanta to work for the day, then make it home in time to see the sunset on the glittering lake.  Because it is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, there are building and dock regulations that ensure the long-term beauty and well-being of the lake and its communities.  Add to that the warm and friendly people who exude southern hospitality, and you’ll agree that Lake Lanier is a GREAT place to live!

LAKE INFORMATION

Maps and Lake Resources
Southern Company Lake Level Page

Corp Maps of Lakes

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers – Lake Sidney Lanier

Marinas
Aqualand Marina

Gainesville Marina

Bald Ridge Marina

Lanier Harbor Marina

Holiday Marina

Hideaway Bay Marina

Conservation
Lake Lanier Association

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers

Fishing
Lake Lanier Striper & Bass Fishing Guide Service

Fishing Lanier

Catching Not Fishing – Captain Clay Cunningham

Maps and Lake Resources
Southern Company Lake Level Page

Corp Maps of Lakes

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers – Lake Sidney Lanier

Marinas
Aqualand Marina

Gainesville Marina

Bald Ridge Marina

Lanier Harbor Marina

Holiday Marina

Hideaway Bay Marina

Conservation
Lake Lanier Association

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers

Fishing
Lake Lanier Striper & Bass Fishing Guide Service

Fishing Lanier

Catching Not Fishing – Captain Clay Cunningham

 

RESTAURANTS

37 Main 
37 E. Main Street | Buford
770 614-7197

Aqua Terra Restaurant
55 E. Main Street | Buford
770 271-3000

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
2888 Browns Bridge Road | Gainesville
770 287-8880

Longstreet Cafe
1043 Riverside Terrace | Gainesville
770 287-0820

Loretta’s Country Cooking
4305 Mundy Mill | Oakwood
770 532-0370

Two Dog Cafe
317 Spring Street | Gainesville
770 287-8384

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Forsyth County Newcomers’ Club
Cumming
770 888-4846

Gainesville Kiawanis Club

Gainesville Lion’s Club

Gainesville Newcomers Club

Georgia Water Coalition 
1 866 889-2837

Lake Lanier Association (lake conservation)

Lake Lanier Sailing Club
6206 Commodore Drive | Flowery Branch

Lanier Area Habitat for Humanity
770 886-4939

Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club
770 287-7888

Lanierland Amateur Radio Club

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers
770 531-1064

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
770 532-6206

 

RECREATION

Lake Lanier Islands Beach and Water Park
7000 Holiday Road | Lake Lanier Islands
770 840-lake

Lake Lanier Islands Harbor Landing (boating)
7000 Holiday Road | Lake Lanier Islands
770 932-7255

Lake Lanier Islands Equestrian Center
7000 Holiday Road | Lake Lanier Islands
770 932-7233

Oaks Miniature Golf
3709 Whiting Road | Gainesville
770 534-4386

Lanier Canoe and Kayak Olympic Facility
3105 Clarks Bridge Road | Gainesville
770 287-7888

Lanier Raceplex
One Raceway Drive | Braselton
770 967-8600

 

MUSEUMS & CULTURE

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids 
999 Chestnut Street, SE. | Gainesville
770 536-1900

Elachee Nature Science Center Museum
2125 Elachee Drive | Gainesville
770 535-1976

NE Georgia History Center at Brenau
322 Academy Street | Gainesville
770 297-5900

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame
40 Hightower Pkwy. | Dawsonville
706 216-7223

Dahlonega Gold Museum
1 Public Square | Dahlonega
706 864-2252

CONCERT VENUES

Blue Sky Concert Series 
Downtown Gainesville Wednesdays in May from noon to 1:00PM
770 297-1141

Gainesville Arts Council (see list)
331 Spring Street | Gainesville
770 534-2787

Jazz Depot…Evening of Intimate Jazz
Smithgall Arts Center | 331 Spring Street

Arts Council Pearce Series
Pearce Auditorium (Brenau) and other locations

Outdoor Summer MusicFest
Smithgall Arts Center | 331 Spring Street

Gwinnett Civic Center
6500 Sugarloaf Parkway | Duluth
800 224-6422

Lanierland Music Park
6115 Jot-Em Down Road | Cumming
770 887-7464

 

LOCAL PERFORMERS

Gainesville Arts Council
331 Spring Street | Gainesville
770 534-2787

Gainesville Ballet Company
615 Oak Street | Gainesville
770 532-4241

Voices of North Georgia

Gainesville Theater Alliance 
Gainesville | 770 718-3624

 

MOVIE THEATERS

Fandango
online ticket ordering for local theaters

Georgia Theatre Company
Lakeshore Mall Cinema
1285 W. Washington St. | Gainesville
770-534-1412

Georgia Theatre Company
Hollywood 15
120 Green Hill Circle | Gainesville
770-539-9200

Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20
3333 Buford Drive | Buford
678-482-5858

Movies 400
415 Atlanta Road | Cumming
678-513-4400

Habersham Hills Cinemas 6
Ga. 365 @ Cody Road | Mount Airy
706-776-7469

Georgia Theatre Company
Dawson 400 Stadium Cinemas
489 N. 400 Center Lane | Dawsonville
706-216-1622

 

UTILITIES

Jackson EMC
706-367-5281

Georgia Power / Southern Company
404-506-6526

Charter Cable
800-955-7766

Dish Network Satellite TV
888-284-7116

DirectTV Satellite TV
888-777-2454

 

GOVERNMENT

Buford
City of Buford Web Site

Buford City Hall
95 Scott Street | Buford
770-945-6761

Buford City Schools
70 Wiley Drive | Buford
770 945-4629

Flowery Branch
City of Flowery Branch Web site

City Manager
770 967-6371

Police Department
770 967-6336

Water & Sewer
770 967-2151

Gainesville
City of Gainesville Web Site

Human Resources
200 Broad Street | Gainesville
770 535-6877

Fire Department
770-534-3612

Police Department
770-534-5252

Public Utilities
770-538-2400

Public Works
770-535-6882

Gainesville City Schools
770-536-5275

Gainesville Hall County Convention Visitors Bureau
770-536-5209

Hall County
Hall County Government Web Site

Hall County Fire Services
770-531-6838

Hall Area Transit (Red Rabbit / Gainesville Connection)
770-538-2602

Hall County Library
770-532-3311

Hall County Parks and Recreation
770-535-8280

Hall County Schools
770 534-1080