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Lake Lanier Olympic Park

In 1995, Clarks Bridge park, located on the north end of Lake Lanier, was selected as the Rowing/Canoe/Kayak venue for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Following the Olympics, community leaders and volunteers continued the Olympic legacy, pushing for site improvements and continuing to host local, regional, national and world class events.

Today, the LLOP is the only '96 Olympic venue that is still used for its original purpose. The LLOP serves area youth and adults alike with Rowing/Canoe/Kayak programs. Brenau University Crew, Riverside Military Academy and Chestatee Middle School canoe/kayak club are among the many community clubs that use the facility.

Both the Lake Lanier Rowing Club (LLRC) and the Lake Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club (LCKC) reside in and maintain the boat house and facilities. The City of Gainesville and Hall County take turns overseeing the park.

The LLOP seats about 2,000 with parking capacity of approx. 400 cars. The boathouse and tower are available to rent for meetings and special occasions.


Lake Lanier Rowing Club

Contact: April Blair
Phone: 770-287-0077
E-mail: office@lakelanierrowing.org
Websitewww.LakeLanierRowing.org
Address: Lake Lanier Olympic Park
3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA  30506
Club offerings: Recreational and competitive rowing for ages 13 to 80-plus. Beginner to elite offered through regularly scheduled practices, classes, and camps hosting of local, regional, national and international rowing regattas.
Event calendar: 

  • Thru May 4 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • May 24-26 - American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships
  • June 11-29 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • July 9-27 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • Aug. 6-24 - Learn to Row Classes 
  • Sept. 7-24  - Learn to Row Classes  


Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

Contact: Jackie Hutton, Office Administrator; Blair Hickerson, LCKC President
Phone: 770-287-7888
Fax: 770-287-3444
E-mailinfo@lckc.org
Websitewww.lckc.org
Address: Lake Lanier Olympic Park
3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA  30506
Club offerings: Recreational and competitive canoe and kayaking for ages 12 and up. Beginner to masters programs offered through regularly scheduled practices, classes, and summer camps. Also hosts local, regional, national and international competitions.
Event calendar: 

  • May 4 - Gainesville-Hall Dragon Boat Challenge
  • June 1 & 8 - Learn to Kayak 
  • June 3-Labor Day - Kayak, canoe, SUP, pedal boat rentals
  • June 14 - Moonlight Paddle  
  • June 15 - Southern Invitational Regatta                               
  • June 17 - July 15 - Summer Day Camp 
  • June 23 & 30 - Learn to SUP 
  • July 7 & 14 - Learn to Kayak
  • July 12 - Moonlight Paddle 
  • July 20 & 27 - Learn to SUP     
  • Aug. 7-10 - ACA Spring National Championships  
  • Aug. 12 - Beginner Racing League Open House
  • Aug. 16 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Aug. 18 - Beginner Racing League Practice Begins
  • Aug. 18 & 25 - Learn to SUP  
  • Aug. 24 & 31 - Learn to Kayak
  • Sept. 13 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Sept. 14 - Beginner Racing League Practice Race 
  • Sept. 28 - Beginner Fall Fungatta
  • Oct. 11 - Moonlight Paddle                          
  • Oct. 26 - Halloween Howl 
 
Other LLOP events:

  • May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 16, Sept 13 - Food Truck Friday
  • May 11 - Rubber Duck Derby
  • June 1 - Georgia Wake Series 
  • June 1 - The Lake Show   
  • June 2 - Bicycle Ride Across Georgia Free Concert
  • June 8 - Tri the Parks
  • June 26 - Wine Down Wednesday 
  • July 13 - Beach Bash 
  • July 31 - Wine Down Wednesday
  • Aug. 16 - Corporate Olympics 
  • Aug. 28 - Wine Down Wednesday
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