Lanier Info

Lake Lanier is a beautiful 56,000 acre lake nestled in foothills of the north Georgia mountains.  It enjoys 7.5 million visitors a year, has over 690 miles of shoreline, and is known as one of the best lakes in the country for recreation, fishing, boating, and lake-living!  Dedicated in 1957, the purpose of the lake was to benefit of the public by providing electric power, water, flood protection, navigation and recreation to millions of users, as well as a sanctuary for animals and plants.  It is a short drive to the excitement of Atlanta, but lake residents still enjoys the calm and peaceful nature of north Georgia.  Many of those living on the lake get to enjoy the sunrise over the mountains, commute into Atlanta to work for the day, then make it home in time to see the sunset on the glittering lake.  Because it is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, there are building and dock regulations that ensure the long-term beauty and well-being of the lake and its communities.  Add to that the warm and friendly people who exude southern hospitality, and you’ll agree that Lake Lanier is a GREAT place to live!

Lake Level

Southern Company Lake Level Page

Lake Maps

Corp Maps

Corps of Engineers

U. S. Army Corps of Engineer



Lake Lanier Association

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers


Lake Lanier Striper & Bass Fishing Guide Svc.

Fishing Lanier

Fishin’ Fools Guide Service

Catching Not Fishing – Captain Clay Cunningham


Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club

Online Boating Safety Course – Boat Ed

Online Boating Safety Course – PWC

Lake Lanier Sailing Academy

Camp Sites

Bald Ridge in Cumming 770 889-1591

Bolding Mill 770 532-3650

Chestnut Ridge 770 967-6710

Duckett Mill near G’ville 770 532-9802

Old Federal near Fl. Brch. 770 967-6757

Sawnee in Forsyth 770 887-0592

Shady Grove770 887-2067

Shoal Creek near Buford 770 945-9541

Corps campsite reservation 770 444-6777