Lake Lanier News

12/5/2018 11:46:00 AM
Gainesville Times
The weather is literally raining on Lake Lanier’s parade this weekend and forcing organizers to abbreviate their annual Parade of Boats on Saturday. Wind, rain and sleet in the forecast for Saturday, ...

12/3/2018 6:00:00 PM
North Fulton
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Lake Lanier Association removed more than 50 tons of debris from the water during its annual Clean Lake Sweep this year. Over the last 30 years, the group has removed over 1, ...

12/3/2018 3:46:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
"I got the word and was obviously shocked." Bo Slaughter's house sits on a stream that feeds into nearby Lake Lanier. He and his neighbors are understandably upset. Nobody ever wants sewage nearby. "I...

11/27/2018 12:52:00 PM
Lake Lanier
What is more fun than jumping into cold water at the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Lanier? Well, just about everything, if you ask me. Unless you enjoy diving into semi-icy cold water on New Year’s ...

11/27/2018 12:52:00 PM
Lake Lanier
What is more fun than jumping into cold water at the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Lanier? Well, just about everything, if you ask me. Unless you enjoy diving into semi-icy cold water on New Year’s ...

11/26/2018 10:05:00 AM
North Fulton
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area held its annual Autumn Owl Prowl Nov. 17, an opportunity to learn about local wildlife, see live birds of prey and visit the park at ...

11/24/2018 11:46:00 AM
The Republic
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Bow hunters are taking aim at the deer living on islands in Lake Lanier. The lake’s annual deer hunt, regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is set for this weekend. The dee...

11/20/2018 2:33:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Bow hunters are descending on the islands of Lake Lanier this November for the lake’s annual deer hunt. The hunt is regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which drew a lottery for bow hunters ...

11/15/2018 10:01:00 AM
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Warning for the Chattahoochee River near Columbus until Saturday evening. * At 12 PM Thursday the stage was 27.7 feet…and rising. * Mi...

11/6/2018 6:54:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Laurel Ridge Trail at Lake Lanier and parks that connect to it will be closed for the Buford Dam Deer Hunt, to take place Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 13-15, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announc...

10/25/2018 11:18:00 AM
USA Patch
FORSYTH, GA — Are you in the market for a new home? Looking for more space to accommodate your growing family? Are you seeking to downsize, now that the kids have left the nest? Or, do you want ...

10/24/2018 2:26:00 PM
Lake Lanier
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Lanier says the release of its updated Master Plan will be delayed well past the fall of 2019. USACE officials issued a statement that “the planned sec...

10/24/2018 3:58:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A planned second phase of data collection to support the Lake Lanier Master Plan Update will be delayed until the 2019 recreation season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced. Also delayed, unti...

10/14/2018 5:00:00 PM
The town of Buford, Georgia, located less than an hour's drive north of Atlanta, makes an ideal starting point for tubing adventures down the Chattahoochee River. Tubing down the gentle, slow-moving r...

10/12/2018 7:29:00 AM
The Business Journals
A huge, newly proposed residential community on the Chattahoochee River in Duluth would feature a 3,200-foot-long park along the south bank of the river. The Chronicle has obtained new details about t...

10/8/2018 7:15:00 PM
North Fulton
Anniversaries are always special, and this year marks a big one for a place that’s near and dear to any Atlanta resident who enjoy the outdoors. It’s the 40th anniversary of the Chattahoochee River Na...

10/8/2018 6:22:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced changes that will affect how Lake Lanier visitors renew their annual passes and reserve campsites. For those seeking to renew passes, the Army Corps advi...

10/7/2018 10:00:00 AM
BUFORD, Ga. -- A large fire engulfed a boat storage facility along Lake Lanier early Sunday morning, according to Gwinnett County Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge. Rutledge said crews were summoned shortly ...

10/7/2018 7:52:00 AM
A large fire destroyed 86 boats and four other vehicles early Sunday morning at a boat storage facility in Buford. Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge said investigators are looking for a cause to th...

10/6/2018 10:19:00 AM
Gwinnett Citizen
22 at Jones Bridge Park. The 30-acre park along the Chattahoochee river bank is the heartbeat of the Peachtree Corners community, offering adventure in just about any weather or season. More than 20 v...

10/5/2018 9:29:00 AM
USA Patch
LAKE LANIER, GA — The Hall County Sheriff's Office responded to a near-drowning at a local marina early Friday morning, Oct. 5. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was in critical ...

10/4/2018 11:46:00 AM
A proposed pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee River, connecting the Proctor Creek Greenway to the Silver Comet Trail, as unveiled last year. KAIZEN The dream of a more activated Atlanta ...

10/4/2018 8:54:00 AM
WSB Radio
Prosecutors say a Cobb County plant manager allegedly ordered toxic chemicals be washed into a tributary of the Chattahoochee River and lied about it to authorities. Carlos Conde, 37, has been indicte...

10/3/2018 3:52:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
The former manager of a Smyrna-based chemical packaging plant was arraigned Tuesday on federal charges involving a chemical spill in the Chattahoochee River watershed two years ago. Carlos Conde, 37, ...

10/2/2018 5:41:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Thanks to large investments by the city and people of Atlanta, the Chattahoochee River downstream of Atlanta is dramatically cleaner than it was two decades ago. Once severely polluted, the stretch of ...

9/26/2018 1:03:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The transition of Lake Lanier recreational facilities from a summer to winter schedule has begun, with a number of day use parks and campgrounds closing for the season in the coming weeks, the U.S. Ar...

9/25/2018 12:37:00 PM
Lake Lanier
You are never going to read a Facebook post about where some grungy old gold prospector scored his latest nuggets. Professional fishing guides are nicer than that. They happily publish their secrets i...

9/21/2018 8:52:00 AM
Bringing life to not only the Chattahoochee River's ecosystem, but also the city. Columbus unveiled its whitewater course 5 years ago, and Augusta city leaders learned the ins and outs. Rick McLaughli...

9/20/2018 8:27:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
It will also be something fast and something blue — and pink, green and red. The attraction on Lake Lanier announced its plans for the winter season on Thursday. It includes a $3.5 million investment ...

9/20/2018 11:30:00 AM
Lake Lanier
Thirty years ago — in 1988 — the Lake Lanier Association (LLA) held its first Shore Sweep event. LLA’s volunteers have removed tons of junk from Lanier ever since. Their 30th Anniversary Shore Sweep w...

9/17/2018 4:55:00 PM
North Fulton
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Gainesville and Hall County will soon hold the single distinction of hosting the first ever International Canoe Federation Dragon Boat World Championships, in the Americas. The four ...

9/15/2018 9:43:00 AM
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- Backers of a wide-ranging plan to develop a network of parks and trails along a vast stretch of the Chattahoochee River say it holds the promise to transform the Atlanta metro reg...

9/15/2018 8:04:00 AM
Miami Herald
Backers of a wide-ranging plan to develop a network of parks and trails along a vast stretch of the Chattahoochee River say it holds the promise to transform the Atlanta metro region. The Chattahooche...

9/14/2018 3:24:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Advocates of an ambitious plan to develop a network of linear parks and trails along a vast stretch of the Chattahoochee River say it holds the promise to transform the metro region in the way the Bel...

9/12/2018 12:30:00 PM
Lake Lanier
Fishing — alone on a misty morning or in a tournament with friends and foes — can be relaxing or maddening. Catching fish is an art, not just a skill. That’s part of what you’ll learn if you hire one ...

9/12/2018 5:41:00 AM
Inside The Games
The first International Canoe Federation Dragon Boat World Championships to take place in North America will begin in Lake Lanier in the United States tomorrow. Thirteen countries will compete in all ...

9/11/2018 9:30:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
Spending Friday nights on the banks of the Chattahoochee River watching high school football isn’t a bad place to be. In the early fall, before daylight-saving time, it is a beautiful site, with the g...

9/10/2018 6:41:00 PM
North Fulton
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Join Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, the city of Cumming and the Lake Lanier Association for the 30th annual Shore Sweep cleanup event from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 15 at either the ...

9/10/2018 12:03:00 PM
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating a Chattahoochee River mystery that has a lot of people scratching their heads. Hundreds of blue crabs, a salt-water delicacy native to the ...

9/10/2018 7:29:00 AM
USA Patch
JOHNS CREEK, GA — The Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy will team up with REI later this month to host the third annual Chattahoochee River Paddle, Campout and Cleanup. The event will be held at ...

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