Lake Sidney Lanier Georgia

Lake Sidney Lanier, one of the most-visited US Army Corps of Engineers lakes in the country, is nestled in the foothills of northeast Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Just 30 minutes northeast of Atlanta, Lake Lanier offers the adventure of fishing, boating, sailing, water sports, golf, resort vacations, horseback riding, hiking, camping, lakeside dining and wildlife.

Lake Lanier’s 692 miles of shoreline meander past picturesque parks, picnic areas and campgrounds. Lakeside camping at US Army Corps of Engineers Parks, plus well-appointed accommodations at Lake Lanier Island’s Emerald Point Hotel and Renaissance Pine Isle on the southeast side of the lake offer many options for enjoying all that Lake Lanier offers for an overnight stay, a long weekend or a week-long vacation. The area is served by I-85, I-985 and GA 400, with easy access to the lake. More than 8 million visitors choose Lake Lanier for weekend getaways, daytrips and extended vacations. It has been called the Crown Jewel of US Army Corps of Engineers lakes.

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