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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:  Robin Millard, President
Phone: 770-287-0077
E-mail:  LLRC@mindspring.com
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:

  • Aug. 9-20 - Learn to Row Class 3
  • Sept. 24 - Taste of Gainesville

Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

Contact: Brenda Miller, Office Administrator; Mike Braff, 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:

  • 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. 8 -  Kayak Trader Challenge
  • Oct. 14- Moonlight Paddle
  • Oct. 29 -  Halloween Howl

Other LLOP Events Calendar

  • Aug. 5 - Lake Lanier Olympic Park 20th Anniversary Celebration
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