Water Trails & Paddling

Gainesville Upper Lanier Water Trail

GA Water TrailsWater Trail Information

The Gainesville Upper Lanier Water Trail is a 14 mile section of Lake Lanier and is a continuation of the Upper Chattahoochee River Water Trail. Five lake parks within the City of Gainesville serve as the perfect launch, landing or stopover sites for avid or beginner paddlers. Parks include Clarks Bridge Park, the site of the 1996 Olympic Rowing Venue; the beach at Holly Park; a stopover point at the 29-acre Nature Linwood Nature Preserve; the pier at Longwood Park, a 2-mile walk in the Rock Creek Greenway to Downtown Gainesville; and Lanier Point Park, which boasts an island with covered bridge and natural trails.

River Basin
Chattahoochee

Location
Lake Lanier

Distance
14 miles

Number of Access Points
5

Classification of Trail
Flatwater

Website
www.gainesville.org/watertrail

Overnight Trip Options
No

Outfitters
None

Partnering Organizations
Gainesville Parks and Recreation
Georgia Water Trails
Friends of Gainesville Parks and Greenways, Inc.
Chattahoochee River Keeper

Contact Information
Gainesville Parks and Recreation 830 Green Street, NE Gainesville, GA 30501 (770-531-2680)

Nearest Population Center
Gainesville

Map and Brochure
Etowah River Water Trail Interactive Map

Georgia River Network
Earth Share
Paddle Georgia
Georgia Water Trails
Hidden Gem
Georgia Water Coalition

 

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