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Lake Lanier Olympic Venue

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 LLOV is the only '96 Olympic venue that is still used for its original purpose. The LLOV 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 venue.

The LLOV 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: John Ferriss
Phone: 770-287-0077
E-mail:  LLRC@mindspring.com
Websitewww.LakeLanierRowing.org
Address: Lake Lanier Olympic Venue
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. 5 - Youth Rowing Fall Practice Begins
Sept. 2 - Class 3 Learn to Row Begins
Oct. 4  - Taste of Gainesville


Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club

Contact: Brenda Miller, Office Administrator; Lee Cole, LCKC President
Phone: 770-287-7888
Fax: 770-287-3444
E-mailinfo@lckc.org
Websitewww.lckc.org
Address: Lake Lanier Olympic Venue
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:
July 11 - Moonlight Paddle
July18 - Adult Learn to Paddle Class 3 Begins
July 31-Aug. 2 - USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championship
Aug. 3- USA Canoe/Kayak Masters National Championship
Aug. 8 - Moonlight Paddle
Aug. 9 -  Learn to Paddle Class 4 Begins
Sept. 5 - Moonlight Paddle
Sept. 13 - Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival
Sept. 20 - BBI Jr. Olympic Program Practice Race
Oct. 4 - Fall BBI Jr. Olympic Program Fungatta
Oct. 10 - Moonlight Paddle
Oct. 25 - Halloween Howl
Dec. 7 - LCKC Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner                 



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