Recreation

Gainesville Upper Lanier Water Trail

Gainesville Upper Lanier
Water Trail

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.

PUT IN AND TAKE OUT LOCATIONS:

CLARKS BRIDGE PARK
3106 Clarks Bridge Road HWY 284, 30506; MILE MARKER: 54
GPS COORDINATES: 34°21’06.6″N 83°47’35.3″W
PUT IN/TAKE OUT: Tower Side at Boat Ramp or Beach Side at Bridge
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: Site of the 1996 Olympic Rowing Competition; Swimming area; Fishing; Grills; Restrooms and Parking

HOLLY PARK
2603 Old Thompson Bridge Road, 30501; MILE MARKER: 62
GPS COORDINATES: 34°20’04.1″N 83°51’13.2″W; PUT IN/TAKE OUT: Beach; DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: Picnic Pavilions; Beach; Fishing; Parking; No Restroom

STOPOVER POINT:
COVE AT LINWOOD NATURE PRESERVE
415 Linwood Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501; MILEMAKER 62.9
Not recommended as put in or take out due to distance from trail head
GPS COORDINATES: 34°19’37.8″N 83°50’50.3″W
DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: Cove is within 29 Acre Linwood Nature Preserve; Trails; No Restrooms

LONGWOOD PARK
20 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501; MILE MARKER: 64
GPS COORDINATES: 34°18’15.2″N 83°50’53.1″W; PUT IN/TAKE OUT: Beach at Fishing Pier; DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: Parking; Restrooms; Picnic Pavilion; Grills; Fishing, Playground; Tennis Courts and Walking Trails; Link in Rock Creek Greenway which connects to Downtown Gainesville

LANIER POINT PARK
1579 Lee Waldrip Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501; MILE MARKER: 68;
GPS COORDINATES: 34°17’48.9″N 83°52’14.4″W; PUT IN/TAKE OUT: Boat Ramp and Picnic Pavilion; DESCRIPTION/FEATURES: Parking; Fishing; Picnic Pavilion and Trails

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