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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:  Sharon Heard, 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: 

  • July 10-21, July 31- Aug. 11 - Learn to Row 1 Classes
  • July 10-21, July 31-Aug. 1, Aug. 14-25 - Learn to Row 2 Classes
  • Sept. 22 - Taste of Gainesville

 

Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

Contact: Jackie Hutton, Office Administrator;  Tracy Barth, 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: 

  • June 28 - Moonlight Paddle
  • July 14 - Summer Springs Regatta
  • July 27 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Aug 26 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Sept. 8 - Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
  • Sept. 13-17 - ICF Dragon Boat World Championships
  • Sept. 15 - BRL Practice Race
  • Sept 24 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Sept. 29 - BRL Fall Fungatta
  • Oct 24 - Moonlight Paddle
  • Oct. 27 - Halloween Howl
 
 
Other LLOP events:
  • July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 - Food Truck Friday
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