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Lake Lanier, Georgia

Lake Lanier real estate is regarded as the largest market in Georgia for lake homes and lake lots.

Typically, buyers can find 640 Lake Lanier homes for sale, and 480 lake lots and land for sale. Offering houses at many price points, Lake Lanier homes for sale have an average list price of $528,000.

One of Georgia's largest lakes, Lake Lanier has 692 miles of shoreline. The lake is also known as Lake Sidney Lanier,

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  • 692Mi. of Shoreline
  • 60Avg. Depth
  • 160Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    Buford Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
(770) 965-0501
6206 Commodore Dr
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 967-6811
6800 Lights Ferry Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 887-5309
1850 Bald Ridge Marina Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 965-7605
6800 Lights Ferry Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 536-2171
2145 Dawsonville Hwy
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 887-5432
2200 Habersham Marina Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 967-5500
6334 Mitchell St
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 945-7201
6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 533-9063
6338 Marina Club Dr
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 887-5715
8800 Port Royale Dr
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 536-8599
5725 Flat Creek Rd
Gainesville, GA 30504
Golf Courses
(770) 532-0066
301 Tommy Aaron Dr
Gainesville, GA 30506
(706) 216-7336
777 Dogwood Way
Dawsonville, GA 30534
(770) 534-7322
2515 Atlanta Hwy
Gainesville, GA 30504
(770) 887-0006
6560 Mayfield Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-6114
2080 Buford Dam Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 318-7861
7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 889-9161
2030 Buford Dam Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 535-8800
4700 Royal Lakes Dr
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 271-0519
6094 Suwanee Dam Rd
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 534-6960
4055 Chestatee Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 945-9531
3720 Duckett Mill Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 531-3952
3500 Keith Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30504
(770) 887-0592
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 297-8114
3685 Looper Lake Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 887-8906
5560 Shady Grove Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 482-0332
6300 Shadburn Ferry Rd
Buford, GA 30518
  • Counties: Dawson County, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Lumpkin County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Pirates of Lanier yearly poker run one of the biggest in the country, Lake Lanier islands decorated with lights for Christmas "Magical Nights of Lights"
  • Sailing clubs (Yes)
  • Interesting facts: Named for poet, Sidney Lanier, 1996 Summer Olympics were held at the lake
  • Known for: Location of Summer 1996 Summer Olympics, some of biggest marinas in US
  • Landmarks: Holiday Marian, Lanier Islands
  • Other notes: 7.5 million people visit annually
(770) 844-3200
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320
55 miles away
Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport
1137 Aviation Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
20 miles away
    About Lake Lanier
    Convenient to Atlanta and the North Georgia Mountains

    Lake Lanier is 38,000 acres with a shoreline of 700 miles, making it the largest and most popular lake in Georgia. It has portions in Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Gwinnett, and Lumpkin counties. It is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just 60 miles outside of Atlanta.

    On the Water

    Lake Lanier is one of the best boating spots in the country. All kinds of boats, from power boats to kayaks, are allowed. There are no speed limits on Lake Lanier, so watersports like jet skis and wakeboarding are enjoyed by many on this lake. There are also many peaceful, scenic places around the lake for paddle boarding. You can get your boat in the water at the several boat ramps around Lake Lanier or at the ramps in the surrounding parks.

    Fishing is also enjoyed on Lake Lanier. Anglers can find several species of bass and catfish, as well as bluegill, crappie, trout, perch, walleye, and more. Lake Lanier is known for having massive fish, including a record 47-pound striped bass.

    Around the Lake

    A mile of beachfront, a beach, and a waterpark with 13 water slides and Georgia's biggest wave pool make up one of the most well-liked attractions in the region, Lake Lanier Islands; it offers a luxury hotel, conference center, golf course, equestrian center, zip line, full-service day spas, and more.

    During the winter, Lake Lanier Islands hosts Magical Nights of Lights, a six-mile animated light display that ends with a holiday village featuring carnival rides, bonfires, a Santa shop, and a live nativity scene.

    The best places to eat around Lake Lanier include Pelican Pete’s Tiki Bar and Grill, Landshark Bar & Grill, and Sidney’s Restaurant.

    Atlanta is just a short drive away, so a day in the city is always an option as well.


    For emergencies, there is Northside Hospital in Forsyth (20 miles), Atlanta International Airport, and Emory Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta.

    The South’s Most Exciting Lake

    For those that want an exciting experience on a large lake, Lake Lanier is the perfect destination!