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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
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:
Jan.-March - Collegiate, Scholastic Training Camps
March 19-20 - John Hunter Regatta
May 28-29 - ACRA Championship Regatta
 

Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

Contact: Brenda Miller, Office Administrator; Terry Baker, 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:
Feb. 6 - Polar Bear Swim - Rescheduled date
March 26 - Lula Bridge Race
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 18 - Southern Invitational Sprint Regatta
July 16 - Summer Sprints Regatta
Sept. 10 - 21st Annual Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival
Sept. 17 - Beginner Racing League Fall Practice Race
Oct. 1 - Beginner Racing League Fall Fungatta
Oct. 29 -  Halloween Howl


Other LLOP Events Calendar

May 19-22 - Pan American Canoe/Kayak Sprint Championships, Olympic Qualifier

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