Lake Lanier Association
North Georgia Community Foundation Building
615F Oak St, #100
Gainesville, GA 30501-8526
Phone: 770.503.7757
Email: lakeinfo@lakelanier.org

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Headwaters Office:
104 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 678.696.8866
Fax: 770.531.1503
Email: info@chattahoochee.org

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Lake Lanier Sailing Club

6206 Commodore Drive
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
770.965.0501 : Website

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Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club
3105 Clarks Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
770.287.7888 : Website

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Paradise Rental Boats at Port Royal

Pontoons, waverunners, deckboats, runabouts, party boats, or houseboats.

  • Website
  • Day-time phone: 770.887.5715
  • After-hours phone: 770.539.1020
  • Location: 8800 Port Royale Drive Gainesville, GA 30506

Aqua Sports Adventures at Holiday Marina

Boats, waverunners

  • Phone: 770.932.3366
  • Website
  • Location: 6900 Holiday Rd, Buford

Harbor Landing at Lake Lanier Islands

Pontoons and Houseboats

  • Phone: 770.932.7255
  • Website
  • Location: 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford


4100 Bald Ridge Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041

4756 Mountain View Rd.
Gainesville, GA

7600 Belton Bridge Rd.
Lula, GA 30554

8595 Swiss Air Rd.
Gainesville 30506

4000 Big Creek Rd.
Buford, GA 30518

4055 Chestatee Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30506

1200 Buford Dam Rd.
Buford, GA 30518

6555 Yacht Club Rd.
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

3720 Duckett Mill Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30506

1250 Buford Dam Rd.
Buford, GA 30518

9270 Old Keith Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, Ga. 30506

1360 Buford Dam Rd.
Buford, GA 30518

3501 Dawsonville Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30504

3295 Lanier Beach South Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041

2665 Little River Park RD.
Gainesville, GA

8525 Bryant Rd.
Gainesville, Ga. 30506

1060 Buford Dam Road
Buford, GA 30515

3600 Buford Dam Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041

6600 Lula Rd.
Lula, GA 30554

5450 Old 141 Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30506

2367 Nix Bridge Rd.
Dawsonville, GA 30534

6219 Old Federal Rd.
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

6175 Jim Crow Rd.
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

3555 Robinson Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30506

2991 Antioch Church Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30506
6295 Shadburn Ferry Rd.
Buford, GA 30518

3235 Simpson Park Rd.
Gainesville, GA

5910 Browns Bridge Rd
Cumming. GA 30041

4900 Pilgrim Mill Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041

372 Dunlap Landing Rd.
Gainesville, GA

600 Thompson Creek Park RD.
Dawsonville, GA 30534

154 Toto Creek Park Rd.
Dawsonville, GA 30534

9200 Bethel Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30506

1025 Buford Dam Rd.
Buford, GA 30518

9300 Vann’s Tavern Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041

6838 Gaines Ferry Rd.
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

6749 Gaines Ferry Rd.
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

3956 Mount Vernon Rd.
Gainesville, GA

3500 Buford Dam Rd
Cumming, GA 30041

3400 Buford Dam Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041

3200 Buford Dam Rd.
Cumming, GA 30041


Aqualand Marina (Mid to South Lake; South of Browns Bridge)

  • Hours of operation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Phone: 770-967-6811
  • Website
  • Location: 6800 Lights Ferry Rd, Flowery Branch
  • Store: Yes
  • Store/Dock hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sun.
  • Types of fuel: Non-ethanol
  • On-site eatery: Pig Tales

Bald Ridge Marina (Southern-most area, South of Browns Bridge)

  • Hours of operation: Office, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., marina has 24/7 access.
  • Phone: 770-887-5309
  • Website
  • Location: 1850 Bald Ridge Marina Road, Cumming
  • Store: Sandwich shop; some boating supplies
  • Store hours: Seasonal
  • Types of fuel: 90 Non-ethanol; diesel
  • Dock open 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.-Thurs.; 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri./Sat.
  • Additional amenities: Full-service department, parts department, boat body work, yacht repair & Marine Max Stovall sales dock. Boating supplies/commissary/dry goods/retail clothing items.

Habersham Marina (Southern-most area of Lake Lanier, South of Browns Bridge)

  • Hours of operation: Office/Store, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat./Sun. Dock open 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun.
  • Phone: 770-887-5432
  • Website
  • Location: 2200 Habersham Marina Rd, Cumming
  • Types of fuel: 90 Recreational fuel, non-ethanol
  • Additional amenities: Repair services, detailing and bottom cleaning. Also bathroom and shower facilities are available.

Hideaway Bay Marina (Southern-most area of Lake Lanier (South of Browns Bridge)

  • Hours of operation: Office/Store/Dock, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sun.
  • Phone: 770-967-5500
  • Website
  • Location: 6334 Mitchell St., Flowery Branch
  • Type of Fuel: 90 Octane non-ethanol
  • On-site eatery: Fish Tales Lakeside Grille
  • Showroom: Atlanta Marine
  • Additional amenities: Full Maintenance, Repair and Service on site: Harbor Marine & Associates. Bathhouse w/ locked showers and AC, laundry, pump out, trailer storage.

Holiday Marina (Southern-most area of Lake Lanier; South of Browns Bridge)

  • Office/Store/Dock, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sun.
  • Phone: 770-945-7201
  • Website
  • Location: 6900 Holiday Rd, Buford
  • Store: Yes; Convenience items and basic boating supplies.
  • Types of fuel: Non-ethanol 90 octane, premium & diesel (5% discount with Westrec advantage membership)
  • On-site eatery: The Twisted Oar
  • Menu: Fresh seafood, to savory chicken to steak
  • Additional amenities: Boat rentals, repair service, pumpout station, boat sales, TowBoat US

Lazy Days at Holiday on Lake Lanier

  • Hours of operation: Office/Dock, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat./Sun.
  • Phone: 770-628-1019
  • Location: 6700 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518
  • Types of fuel: 90 Non-ethanol marine fuel treated with ValvTect; diesel
  • Full Service Department: Barefoot Boating, 770-820-5949
  • Boat Club: Carefree Boat Club, 770-361-5501
  • Additional Amenities: Free pump out for customers, trailer storage, dock carts, ice available, boat detailing service; Dry Stack – smartphone app to control launch/retrieval of boat, Pre-Fueling service, wash racks; Wet Slips – gated/private parking, golf cart valet service, in-slip pump out

Port Royale (Mid Lake area , South of Browns Bridge)

  • Hours of operation: Store/Dock hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 7 days a week (Pay at the pump closes same time as restaurant.)
  • Phone: 770-887-5715
  • Website
  • Location: 8800 Port Royale Dr., Gainesville
  • Store: Ship Store & Service Store
  • Types of fuel: Non-ethanol
  • On-site eatery: Pelican Pete’s Bar and Grill
  • Additional amenities: Climate controlled bath house with showers, 24/7 self-service pump out, rental boats, Courtesy dock for dry stack, two ship stores, full-service center, largest floating gas dock in Ga., 16 gas pumps.

Sunrise Cove Marina (South of Browns Bridge; Flat Creek Area of Lake Lanier)

  • Hours of operation: Office/Store/Dock, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat./Sun.
  • Phone: 770-536-8599
  • Website
  • Location: 5725 Flat Creek Rd., Gainesville
  • Store: Yes
  • Types of fuel: 90 recreational, non-ethanol; 5 percent off with Westrec Advantage Membership
  • Additional amenities: Club House, bath house, laundry facility and pump-out open 24/7.

Sunset Cove Marina (Southern-most area of Lake Lanier; South of Browns Bridge)

  • Hours of operation: noon to midnight, 7 days a week
  • Phone: 678 304-3157
  • Website
  • Location: 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford.
  • Store: Yes
  • Types of fuel: midgrade 89 & 93 premium octane, w/Valvetect; Nautical Club discount: $1 per gallon
  • On-site eatery: Various restaurants at Lanier Islands
  • Additional amenities: Lanier Islands


Gainesville Marina (North of Browns Bridge; up The Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier)

  • Hours of operation: Office, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 days week; Pay at pump until dark.
  • Phone: 770-536-2171
  • Website
  • Location: 2145 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville
  • Types of fuel: 90 recreational, non-ethanol
  • On-site eatery: Skogies – On water docking available.
  • Phone: 678-450-1310
  • Additional amenities: Parts department, land service shop, recreational room, bath house, pumpout stations. Sales of new, used and brokerage boats, South Bay and Berkshire Pontoon Boats, Four Winns Deck/Sport Boats/Cruisers and Yamaha Outboard.

Athens Boat Club (North of Browns Bridge up The Chestatee River and Thompson Creek portion of Lake Lanier)

  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 11am – 6pm; Sat 9am – 6pm; Sun 9am – 6pm
  • 207 Dogwood Drive, Dawsonville, Ga.
  • Website

Lake Lanier Islands

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Lanier Islands Legacy Golf course is a brilliant throwback to classically-designed courses not dependent on length to challenge golfers. It is everything great courses are known for: beautiful to the eyes, challenging to the skills and memorable to the spirit…and when you get done, you will be yearning to return!

Rolling fairways, undulating greens and soft white sand—all without a house in sight to spoil the beauty of Lake Lanier. But it is the uncommon that makes this experience better. The engaging and cordial conversation with staff, attention to detail and complimentary snacks and beverages. Quiet and peaceful, teeming with wildlife, a round of golf along the lake-lined shores will leave golfers feeling like they escaped to a completely unique time and place.

Website: Lake Lanier Islands

Online Reservations: Online Reservations

Phone: Pro Shop/Tee Times: 678.318.7861

Address: 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway Buford, GA 30518

The Chestatee Golf Club

chestatee golf lake lanier ga

Chestatee Golf Club is located on GA-400 in Dawsonville, set among the North Georgia Mountains, along the shoreline of one of the most beautiful lakes in the Southeast, Lake Sidney Lanier. Golfers enjoy access to a pristine 18-hole championship golf course with brilliant water holes and vigorous mountain-like terrain. Designed by award-winning golf architect, Denis Griffiths, the golf course is one of the South’s most memorable and picturesque golfing experiences.

This 18 hole, par 71 course was given a notable 4 ½ star rating in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play.” In 2002, it was ranked one of the top 100 courses to play in the U.S. and has continued to be distinguished in various golf magazines and publications.

Featuring a beautiful clubhouse and dining facility, Chestatee offers fantastic dining in the Heron Grille with superb member events and activities. This semi-private golf club offers a great practice facility with driving range, practice green and bunker.

Website: Chestatee Golf Club

On-Line Reservations: Online Reservations

Phone: 706 216 7336 | Toll Free: 800 520 8675

Address: 777 Dogwood Way, Dawsonville GA 30534


The Chattahoochee Country Club

chattahoochee country club lake lanier ga

This 18-hole public golf course was built on 183 acres of rolling farmland on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier. The course includes two bentgrass practice putting greens, a driving range, a practice area complete with a sand bunker and a chipping green, and a clubhouse which includes a large pro shop and an excellent short-order grill.

The course underwent a complete renovation in 2006, with new greens, new bunkers, added fairway drainage, cement cart paths, new modern teaching center, a fleet of electric carts, and new tee boxes with 5 sets of tees.

Website: Chattahoochee Country Club

Phone: 770-532-0066

Address: 301 Tommy Aaron Drive, Gainesville, Ga.

Northside Hospital of Forsyth

Phone: 770.844.3200

Website: Northside Hospital of Forsyth

Location: 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041

Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and add services to meet the ever-growing healthcare needs of Forsyth County and its surrounding communities. The hospital has more than 2,300 physicians and 2,600 employees.

Northside Hospital has distinguished itself among the very best maternity and newborn hospitals in the country. The Women’s Center at Northside Hospital-Forsyth rivals the nationally acclaimed Women’s Center at Northside-Atlanta, and offers comprehensive services for labor and delivery, neonatal care, high-risk perinatal diagnostics, parenting and newborn classes and lactation consultation to Forsyth County.

Peace of mind, convenience, and the latest technologies and facilities are just some of what Northside Hospital-Forsyth has to offer the community it serves.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Phone: 770.219.9000

Website: Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Location: 743 Spring Street, Gainesville, Ga. 30501

Northeast Georgia Health System offers a full range of healthcare services through its hospital in Gainesville, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Gainesville, which is rated as Georgia’s #1 Hospital (according to CareChex®), the #2 Hospital in the Nation and among only twenty large community hospitals named to Truven Healthcare’s list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals.

Big Creek Tavern : 3050 Big Creek Road, Buford, Ga. 30518 : 678.482.1662 : Website

big creek tavern lake lanier gaOpen year round and just minutes from Holiday Marina & Lake Lanier Islands. Weekend Music starts at 8pm.

Bullfrogs Bar and Grill : 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518 : 770.945.8787 : Website

bullfrog bar and grill lake lanier gaLocated inside Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier Islands, BULLFROGS offers an expansive deck and inviting fire pit, an oversized six-sided bar, six flat-screen TVs, a Nintendo Wii station, and live nightly entertainment in addition to delicious food. With over 20 different beers, unmatched diversity and entertainment, and the friendliest staff in the South.

Sidney’s Restaurant : 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518 : 678-318-2048 : Website

sidneys restaurant lake lanier gaLocated in Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier Islands, Sidney’s overlooks Lake Lanier and offers a master chef’s creation of delicious appetizers, entrees, and deserts using the finest ingredients from local and family-owned farms from around the South. Sidney’s offers Legacy Lodge guests dining options for both breakfast and dinner. An incredible seafood buffet is offered on Fridays during the season.

Sunset Cove Restaurant : 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518 : 678.318.2048 : Website

sunset cove lake lanier gaThe most casual lakefront dining option at Lake Lanier Islands. Open-air eatery enjoys stunning views & lakeside breezes complemented by the smell of char-grilled burgers & the heavenly taste of nautically-inspired cuisine. Live music out in the sunshine or by the glow of tiki torches and giant outdoor fire pits. Catch your favorite sporting event on one of the flat-screen TVs. Open during season.

Pigtails at Aqualand Marina : 6800 Lights Ferry Road, Flowery Branch : 770-363-2318 : Website

aqualand lake lanier gaOpen Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Lunch and Dinner during the month April. Open 7 days a week starting May 1st.

Fishtales Lakeside Grill : 6330 Mitchell Street, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 : Website

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Pelican Petes Bar and Grill : 9200 Lan Mar Road, Gainesville, GA 30506 : 770.887.5715

pelican petes lake lanier gaA place like no other on Lake Lanier. There are other restaurants but not with this view of the lake and not with the Caribbean feel. Pelican Petes offers a large variety on their menu and has a full bar. They have plenty of seating both indoor and outdoor and offer a play area for the kids.

Smokey Q BBQ at Bald Ridge Marina : 1850 Bald Ridge Marina Road, Cumming, GA : 770.887.5309 : Website

smokey q bbq lake lanier gaGreat Barbeque! If not eating on your boat, there some booths inside, a patio dining area, and picnic tables.

Skogies : 2151 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, GA : 678.450.1310 : Website

skogies lake lanier gaLocated at Gainesville Marina, Skogies offers casual dining with live music on some weekends. Their specialties include grouper sandwiches, slow-smoked pork BBQ, crab cakes and southern fried green tomatoes.

Twisted Oar : 6900 Holiday Road, Buford, GA 30518 : 770.945.7201 : Website

twisted oar lake lanier gaLocated at Holiday Marina, Twisted Oar offers indoor and outdoor lakefront dining with a full bar, usually with live music offered on weekends and some weekdays.

Movies 400 415 Atlanta Road, Cumming – 678.513-.4400

Georgia Theatre Company Dawson 400 Stadium Cinemas – 489 N. 400 Center Lane, Dawsonville – 706.216.1622

Holly Theater – 69 West Main Street, Dahlonega, Ga. – 706.864.3759

Georgia Theatre Company Hollywood 15 – 120 Green Hill Circle, Gainesville – 770.539.9200

Georgia Theatre Company – Lakeshore Mall Cinema, 1285 W. Washington St., Gainesville – 770.534.1412

Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 – 3333 Buford Drive, Buford – 678.482.5858