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Lake-Sidney-Lanier is located in northeast Georgia. It was created in 1956 by the creation of the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River, and is also sometimes called simply "Lake Lanier." The city of Gainsville lies along the shores of the lake. Encompassing 38,000 acres, and with a shoreline of 692 miles, Lake Sidney Lanier was built, and operated, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The lake is situated in Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Gwinett and Lumpkin Counties, with about 60 percent in Hall County. Lake Sidney Lanier is well known for its' boating, jet skiing, water skiing and other water sports. Approximately 7.5 people visit the lake and the Lake Lanier Islands Waterpark each year. The rowing and sprint canoeing events were held here in the 1996 Summer Olympics and it hosted the 2003 Canoe Sprint World Championships. Each year from mid-November through December, the Lake Lanier Islands are decorated with over six miles of holiday lights, which makes it one of the largest holiday light shows in the world. In addition to the light show, there are carnival rides, a Santa Shop, a live nativity, and bonfire. One resort hotel is located at Lake Sidney Lanier, and it's the site of two of the largest freshwater marinas in the world. Aqualand Marina is located near the town of Flowery Branch, and Holiday Marina is located in Buford. For shopping and dining, the city of Gainsville offers a charming historic area with over fifty unique shops and restaurants.

Surrounding areas: Two Mile Creek, Georgia (1.9 mi), Lake Lanier, Georgia (4.4 mi), Chestatee, Georgia (5.3 mi), Cumming, Georgia (9.8 mi), Gainesville, Georgia (9.8 mi), Ada Creek, Georgia (10.5 mi), Dawsonville, Georgia (16.2 mi)

Lake Sidney Lanier Vacation Rentals




Lake Sidney Lanier Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Emerald Pointe Resort & Conference Center7000 Holiday RdBuford, GA3.9 mi.(770) 945-8787
Lake Lanier Islands Hilton Resort7000 Holiday RdLake Lanier Islands, GA3.9 mi.(404) 945-8787
Renaissance Pineisle Resort9000 Holiday RdLake Lanier Islands, GA3.9 mi.(770) 945-8921
Comfort InnI-985 At Exit 16Oakwood, GA4.9 mi.(770) 287-1000
Jameson Inn Oakwood3780 Merchants WayOakwood, GA4.9 mi.(770) 533-9400
Comfort Inn3469 Branch RdFlowery Branch, GA5.9 mi.(770) 287-1000
American Inn Of Buford4267 Hwy 20Buford, GA7.3 mi.(770) 932-0111
Comfort Inn & Suites Near Lake Lanier5961 Bristol Ind WayBuford, GA7.3 mi.(678) 730-5050
Country Inn & Suites1395 Mall Of Ga BlvdBuford, GA7.3 mi.(770) 271-1441
Holiday Inn Exprtess Hotel & Suites2499 Satellite BlvdBuford, GA7.3 mi.(678) 318-1080
Quality Inn & Suites Conference Ctr726 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA9.3 mi.(770) 536-4451
Ramada Limited766 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA9.3 mi.(770) 287-3205
Days Inn Gainesville520 Queen City PkwyGainesville, GA9.4 mi.(770) 535-8100
Hampton Inn450 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA9.5 mi.(770) 503-0300
Sun Suites Of Cumming555 Lake Center PkwyCumming, GA9.6 mi.(770) 781-5550
Comfort Suites905 Buford RdCumming, GA9.8 mi.(770) 889-4141
Hampton Inn Atlanta/Cumming Ga915 Northside Forsyth DrCumming, GA9.8 mi.(770) 889-0877
Super 8541 Doresey StGainesville, GA9.8 mi.(770) 533-9009
Hampton Inn Mall Of Georgia3240 Buford DrBuford, GA9.9 mi.(678) 546-1200
Springhill Suites By Marriott- Mall Of Georgia3250 Buford DrBuford, GA9.9 mi.(678) 714-2150
Holiday Inn Express835 Buford RdCumming, GA9.9 mi.(770) 889-4600
Best Western Gainesville400 Ee Butler PkwyGainesville, GA9.9 mi.(800) 782-8966
Best Western Dawson Village Inn76 N Georgia AveDawsonville, GA10.4 mi.(706) 216-4410
Comfort Inn127 Beartooth PkwyDawsonville, GA10.4 mi.(706) 216-1900
Suburban Lodge Of Gainesville1115 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA10.5 mi.(800) 951-7829
Comfort Suites2945-A Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd-Hwy 317Suwanee, GA13.2 mi.(678) 714-7707
Days Inn2955 Lawrencevile-Suwanee RdSuwanee, GA13.2 mi.(770) 945-4921
Holiday Inn Express H & S Atl-Johns Creek7146 Mcginnis Ferry RdSuwanee, GA13.8 mi.(678) 638-9800
Super 8317 Saw Mill DrSuwanee, GA13.9 mi.(770) 614-6222
Holiday Inn Express At Chateau Elan2069 Hwy 211Braselton, GA14.2 mi.(770) 867-8100
Fairfield Inn105 GwincoSuwanee, GA14.2 mi.(770) 937-9292
Sun Suites Of Suwanee95 Gwinco BlvdSuwanee, GA14.2 mi.(770) 614-0890
Courtyard Suwanee310 Gwinco BlvdSuwanee, GA14.3 mi.(770) 831-7473
Super 8-dawsonville205 N CTR LnDawsonville, GA16.2 mi.(706) 216-6801
Amerisuites Atlanta/Johns Creek11505 Medlock Bridge RdDuluth, GA16.4 mi.(770) 622-5858
Amerisuites Johns Creek11505 Medlock Bridge RdDuluth, GA16.4 mi.(770) 622-5858
Comfort Suites2225 Riverside PkwyLawrenceville, GA16.9 mi.(678) 377-0003
Microtel Inn And Suites215 Collins Industrial WayLawrenceville, GA16.9 mi.(770) 237-5992
Suburban Lodge Lawrenceville652 Buford DrLawrenceville, GA17.0 mi.(800) 951-7829
Homewood Suites By Hilton-Atlanta/Lawrenceville1775 N Brown RdLawrenceville, GA17.2 mi.(770) 277-1243

Lake Sidney Lanier Weather & Climate

Northeast Georgia climate is greatly influenced by the Appalachian Mountains, and differs significantly from the rest of the state. This area has four distinct seasons. Summers are warm and typically has lengthy spells of hot, humid weather. Spring and fall are mild with much variability from day to day. The first freeze is usually in October in the mountains. Winter temperatures average in the 40s during the day and 20s at night. Snow is light, with about 4 to 6 inches each year. Annual average rainfall in this region is over 60 inches. The driest months are September and October. The wettest month is March. Thunderstorms are common in spring and summer.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 31°F 6.04 in. -
February 56°F 33°F 5.03 in. -
March 64°F 40°F 6.14 in. -
April 73°F 47°F 4.06 in. -
May 79°F 55°F 4.33 in. -
June 85°F 63°F 3.82 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 4.14 in. -
August 87°F 67°F 3.97 in. -
September 82°F 61°F 4.40 in. -
October 73°F 49°F 3.92 in. -
November 63°F 41°F 4.36 in. -
December 54°F 34°F 4.54 in. -

Lake Sidney Lanier Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located about 16 miles south of Lake Sidney Lanier in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located approximately 30 miles southwest of Lake Sidney Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located roughly 48 miles southwest of Lake Sidney Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia, and finally the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located around 68 miles west of Lake Sidney Lanier in Rome, Georgia.

Lake Sidney Lanier Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA30.8 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA38.1 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA40.6 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA47.5 mi.
 
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA4.7 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA38.1 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Royal Lakes Golf & Country ClubFlowery BranchGA4.0 mi.
Chicopee Woods Golf CourseGainesvilleGA9.7 mi.
Country Land Golf CourseCummingGA9.9 mi.
Hampton Golf VillageCummingGA9.9 mi.
Windermere Golf ClubCummingGA9.9 mi.
Chattahoochee Golf ClubGainesvilleGA11.0 mi.
Bears Best AtlantaSuwaneeGA13.2 mi.
Laurel Springs Golf ClubSuwaneeGA13.2 mi.
Olde Atlanta Golf ClubSuwaneeGA13.2 mi.
Sugar Hill Golf ClubSugar HillGA13.7 mi.
Chestatee Golf ClubDawsonvilleGA15.9 mi.
Hamilton Mill Golf ClubDaculaGA17.3 mi.
Trophy Club of ApalacheeDaculaGA17.3 mi.
Peachtree Family Golf CenterDuluthGA18.2 mi.
St Marlo Country ClubDuluthGA18.2 mi.
Collins Hill Golf ClubLawrencevilleGA18.8 mi.
Crooked Creek Golf ClubAlpharettaGA21.1 mi.
RiverPines Golf CourseAlpharettaGA21.1 mi.
Trophy Club of AtlantaAlpharettaGA21.1 mi.
Nicklaus Golf Club At Birch RiverDahlonegaGA21.3 mi.
Eagle Greens At The ChimneysWinderGA21.5 mi.
Pine Hills Golf ClubWinderGA21.5 mi.
GreenWay Golf CourseMaysvilleGA23.5 mi.
Skitt Mountain Golf CourseClevelandGA23.8 mi.
Trophy Club of GwinnettSnellvilleGA25.9 mi.
Cedar Lake Golf ClubLoganvilleGA27.4 mi.
Chancellors Course At The Georgia ClubStathamGA28.3 mi.
Heritage ClubTuckerGA29.2 mi.
Deer Trail Country ClubCommerceGA29.7 mi.
Sandy Creek Golf CourseCommerceGA29.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC66.0 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC102.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Fort Yargo State ParkGA22.5 mi. 
Amicalola Falls State ParkGA28.0 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA35.3 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA37.2 mi. 
Arabia Mountain State ParkGA39.3 mi. 
George Washington Carver State ParkGA40.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Compulsory ArtsAthensGA38.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Georgia Museum of Natural HistoryAthensGA38.3 mi.(Science)
Georgia Museum of ArtAthensGA38.3 mi.(Art)
Kennesaw Civil War MuseumKennesawGA39.4 mi.(History)
Robert C. Williams American Museum of PapermakingAtlantaGA40.6 mi.(Technology)
Hammonds House Galleries & Resource Center OF African American ArtAtlantaGA40.6 mi.(Art)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - MOCA|GAAtlantaGA40.6 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA40.6 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA40.6 mi.(Art)
Pasarya Museum of ArtAtlantaGA40.6 mi.(Art)
Atlanta History CenterAtlantaGA40.6 mi.(History)
Madison Museum of Fine ArtMadisonGA52.0 mi.(Art)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA40.6 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN95.1 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN95.1 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC99.7 mi.


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