Lake Lanier News

8/14/2018 6:02:00 AM
It’s a sliver of prime land steps away from the Chattahoochee River and in need for a purpose such as bringing people together for creative fun and delicious food. Thus, the ground just off Whitewater ...

8/10/2018 3:16:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
On Aug. 15, 1978, an organization called Friends of the River came together to celebrate accomplishing a mission the group had worked on for years: saving the Chattahoochee River from developers. The ...

8/9/2018 5:03:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A 17-year-old suffered facial fractures, facial lacerations, knee lacerations and multiple other abrasions during a tubing accident on Lake Lanier on Saturday, authorities said. Ashley Tran, 17, along ...

8/9/2018 2:59:00 PM
Lake Lanier
School is back is session. The weather is cooling down. Lake Lanier is full of water. Thunderstorms will be less frequent. That means it’s almost the perfect time to rent a boat on Lake Lanier! You mi...

8/6/2018 9:33:00 AM
North Fulton
In the article he wrote for, he talks about how much economic development potential there is in Atlanta by investing in the Chattahoochee River and Freedom Park. He proposes a linear park a...

8/4/2018 1:48:00 PM
HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Three teenagers were injured Saturday afternoon in a Lake Lanier boating accident. The accident happened in the area of Lake Lanier Islands campground around 12:45 pm. The three pe...

7/30/2018 8:04:08 PM
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A man is in critical condition after being pulled from shallow water at West Bank Park on Lake Lanier. Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers confirmed crews were calle...

7/28/2018 9:28:00 AM
North Fulton
Our North Ga Chapter is focused on fishing, primarily on the shores of Lake Lanier. The day trip programs are sponsored by local businesses, churches and individuals, it is their generous support that ...

Lakes Online
The Southeastern Raptor Center releases an eagle at Pyne Road Park on West Point Lake July 28, 2018.

7/27/2018 2:38:00 PM
The News & Observer
Two historic powerhouses that sit on an island in the Chattahoochee River are being transformed into a one-of-a-kind event venue. The W.C. Bradley investing more than $3 million into the project ...

7/26/2018 4:55:00 AM
Atlanta Magazine
When crews broke ground on Buford Dam in 1950, the almost 39,000-acre area that would become Lake Lanier was home to a smattering of communities. Approximately 700 families lived in the low-rolling fo...

7/20/2018 8:02:00 AM
The Business Journals
Home of the Day is presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. This is your invitation to view some of Atlanta's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and ...

7/19/2018 12:58:00 PM
Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier is beautiful all year long. Every once in a while, it’s nice to head north and have a day in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Blue Ridge Parkway. If only for the change of scenery. Just abo...

Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/18/2018 11:22:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
More than 12 miles of equestrian trials have opened at a lakefront state park just outside of Gwinnett County. Don Carter State Park announced its new set of horse trails was open as of Tuesday mornin...

7/17/2018 9:58:00 AM
To test the Rader 135, I paddled and fished several stretches of the Chattahoochee River in Alabama and Georgia. The primary species I targeted were largemouth, spotted, and shoal bass. The hunt porti...

7/16/2018 5:34:00 PM
Lake Lanier
They also ask that you drive safely — on the lake and in your vehicles — and be considerate of others sharing Lake Lanier. If you have any questions, click here for the Pirates of Lanier FAQs. If you ...

7/14/2018 8:12:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Bright orange and yellow floats dotted the Chattahoochee River on Saturday in celebration of the city of Duluth’s inaugural Whatever Floats Your Boat event at Rogers Bridge Park. Throughout the mornin...

7/11/2018 2:13:00 PM
Lake Lanier
What good is a credit card if you can’t scurry out and buy a zippy drone to take amazing photographs around the lake? Sounds like fun, but before you slap on your goggles and launch your geeky gizmo, ...

7/11/2018 11:27:00 AM
First Responders
Lake Sidney Lanier, a recreational area built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Georgia, has set in place new rules for drone operators. According to a July 8 Facebook post f...

7/11/2018 10:27:00 AM
Gwinnett Daily Post
The Bassmaster Elite Series travels to Gwinnett and the surrounding counties for a February event, the organization announced this week. Lake Lanier and Coolray Field will host the Elite 2 Tournament ...

7/5/2018 12:09:00 PM
Lake Lanier
Our primary purpose is to help folks have a good time when they travel to Lake Lanier. We have information on camping, dining, boating and parks all around Lanier’s almost 700-miles of shoreline. Ever...

7/5/2018 12:04:00 PM
Lake Lanier
What’s the first thing that happens when you’re out on a dock on Lake Lanier? Yup. Something drops in the lake … and sinks. Is it gone forever? Maybe, but you can always call Lake Lanier Recovery Dive...

7/4/2018 9:59:00 AM
Lake Lanier
The LandShark Landing Docks at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands provide the world’s best reason to buy a boat and tie it up on Lake Lanier. Batten down your hatches when you secure your yacht at LandS...

7/3/2018 3:11:00 PM
Lake Lanier
It’s like the movie, High Noon, without horses. Joanna Cloud, executive director of the Lake Lanier Association (LLA), is the sheriff of Lake Lanier and she and her gang are removing derelict docks an...

7/2/2018 2:30:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
People are already out on Lake Lanier ahead of the Fourth of July on Wednesday. "The water temperature is perfect," said Casey Hartley. "It's been a little bit busy, but we've had a great couple of days." On Monday, things weren't as busy on the water ...

7/2/2018 12:06:00 PM
North Fulton
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A routine training exercise became a real rescue mission when the Johns Creek Swiftwater team assisted seven people stranded on the Chattahoochee River July 22. Johns Creek Fire Department crews were in the middle of training that ...

6/29/2018 7:34:00 PM
Abandoned boats and docks are littering the waters of one of Atlanta's favorite playgrounds: Lake Lanier. But it's not just that they're ugly. They're dangerous. Sharp pieces of jagged metal drift away from the abandoned structures into the main lake ...

6/28/2018 9:11:00 PM
“It is truly an amenity that can't be built. More than 430 mi. long, the Chattahoochee River rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and flows southwesterly toward the Alabama state line. It ultimately merges with the Flint River and other ...

6/27/2018 2:25:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
Our neighbors to the south are claiming victory in a longtime fight over water from Lake Lanier. Florida claims Georgia is using too much water and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the judge who heard details in this decade long ...

6/26/2018 6:36:00 AM
Forsyth County News
Since an organized effort began to remove abandoned vessels and rundown docks on Lake Lanier in 2015, 60 reports of abandoned and rundown docks and boats on Lake Lanier have been resolved. - photo by Scott Rogers Some 60 reports of abandoned and rundown ...

6/23/2018 8:21:00 PM
Top Summer Getaways
Nestled in the heart of a quiet residential neighborhood in Buckhead, this offshoot of the extensive Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has two entry points and nearly 4 miles of trails, with options for both novices and advanced hikers alike.

6/22/2018 7:00:00 AM
plentiful shopping opportunities and a long list of cultural events in addition to being close to Georgia's expansive Lake Lanier. Given all it has to offer, it's no wonder bookings have increased more than 160 percent year over year. 3/11 SLIDES ...

6/19/2018 1:40:00 PM
Lake Lanier
First firewood, then ice for sale in the campgrounds. What’s next? Soda in the day use parks! West Bank Park will be getting two new and fully stocked soda machines starting this Friday! The machines will take credit card or cash, and hold a sizable ...

6/15/2018 10:27:00 AM
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Facebook has posted that the river is safe to enter once again. After immense flooding from Subtropical Storm Alberto, it is finally safe to go inside the Hooch for recreational summer fun. The U.S. Army ...

6/14/2018 4:24:00 PM
VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) - An urgent warning from East Alabama Fire District as two teen kayakers needed rescuing Thursday morning from the Chattahoochee River near Riverview Boat Ramp. Thank goodness the two teens were wearing life jackets or the rescue effort ...

6/14/2018 2:28:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson laid back in her bright yellow beach chair overlooking the lake from the new Margaritaville at Lanier Islands attraction on Wednesday night. And she just chilled. As she chatted casually ...

6/13/2018 2:03:00 PM
Lake Lanier
On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Lanier posted on their Facebook page that they will reopen their Lower Pool West Park to the public on Thursday, June 14th. On May 30, 2018, the USACE office ...

6/12/2018 5:56:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Residents and visitors alike have seen trash and debris in West Point Lake and the Chattahoochee River, but efforts are being made to make that litter less prevalent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a major cleanup effort in September ...

6/11/2018 1:41:00 AM
CBS Atlanta
Dozens of people became stranded at Lake Lanier after two ramps overturned leading to docks at Aqualand Marina in Gainesville. More than 20 people had to be rescued Sunday, when the docks became detached during a fast-moving storm. A boat also sank during ...

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