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Apr. 30, 2016
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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: Duane Schlereth, President
Phone: 770-287-0077
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 early April - Collegiate, Scholastic Training Camps
  • Apr. 2-3 - Tri Rowing Regatta
  • May 28-29 - ACRA Championship Regatta
  • June 7-18 - Learn to Row Class 1
  • July 12-23  - Learn to Row Class 2
  • Aug. 9-20 - Learn to Row Class 3

Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

Contact: Brenda Miller, Office Administrator; Terry Baker, LCKC President
Phone: 770-287-7888
Fax: 770-287-3444
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:
  • April 23- Beginner Racing League Spring Practice Race
  • April 29-30 - USACK Sprint National Team Trials
  • May 5-8 - Canadian Team Trials
  • May 14 - Beginning Racing League Spring Fungatta
  • June 4 - Gainesville-Hall Dragon Boat Challenge
  • June 4-Oct. 30 - Weekend Canoe, Kayak, SUP Rentals
  • June 5-July 15 - Summer Day Camps
  • June 17 - Moonlight Paddle
  • June 18 - Southern Invitational Sprint Regatta
  • July 16 - Summer Sprints Regatta
  • July 22 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Aug. 19 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Sept. 10 - 21st Annual Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival
  • Sept. 16 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Sept. 17 - Beginner Racing League Fall Practice Race
  • Oct. 1 - Beginner Racing League Fall Fungatta
  • Oct. 14- Moonlight Paddle
  • Oct. 29 -  Halloween Howl

Other LLOP Events Calendar
  • May 14 - Butterfly Release/Garden Ribbon Cutting, Rubber Duck Derby 
  • May 19-22 - Pan American Canoe/Kayak Sprint Championships, Olympic Qualifier
  • June 4 - Lake Show Concert
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