Explore All That Atlanta’s Lake Lanier Has to Offer

Written by Kristen Rogers
August 16, 2018

Last Updated on November 28, 2022 by Boatsetter Team

Atlanta, the capital and robust Georgia city, is frequently referred to as the capital of the South. Rich in history, charm, hospitality, and nature, this southern city is nothing short of spectacular. With so much to offer, Boatsetter is here to help steer you through Atlanta‘s endless waterways, specifically Lake Lanier.

Lake Lanier is a reservoir located in the northern portion of Georgia. It was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956 and is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River.  Lake Lanier has provided water recreation, economic value, and scenic beauty for over 100 years. The lake has something to offer everyone. So pick your pleasure and dive on in, the waters fine.


Having nearly 700 miles of shoreline that is spread over 38,000 acres, this great lake is the largest in Georgia. Home to a vast array of fish species, the lake is known for its abundant population of Striped bass, Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Smallmouth bass, Spotted bass. Take out an Ebbtide Power Fishing Boat and cast your day away. With creeks and smaller channels ebbing and flowing around the lake your fishing spot options are endless. There’s no catch here, fishing Lake Lanier is always a good idea!

Water Sports

Boating can be fun, but what is the best way to experience a lake up close and personal? With water sports! It is said that Lake Lanier offers some of the best kayaking, water skiing, and swimming spots in the world. Get your adrenaline going by being trailed off the back of a Loaded Supra SE450 while you test your balance on a wake, skii, or surf

Cook Out

Take a bite out of the Southern state and cook something up like a local. If you are on your boat in the water surrounding Atlanta and are in need of some delicious bbq then look no further than Tom, Dick, and Hank at 191 David Abernathy. With an extensive menu and large portions all at considerable price you are sure going to have a good time there. Another fantastic restaurant you could dock and bbq at is Baby Mac’s Barbecue at Dock Junction.


Each year a traveling summer boat party called Aquapalooza takes place on the lake. Can’t make it in summer? Well, you’re in luck because due to the calm and warm waters, the lake is perfect for raft-up parties all year long. Grab your gang and invite fellow boat-goers to tie up and indulge in a day of sun, fun, music, and memories that will last a lifetime. This Bentley Pontoon 240 Cruise is perfect for either a family day or friendly raft up in your future.

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