In 1995, Clarks Bridge Park, located on the north end of Lake Lanier, was selected as the Rowing/Canoe/Kayak venue for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Following the Olympics, community leaders and volunteers continued the Olympic legacy, pushing for site improvements and continuing to host local, regional, national, and world-class events.

Today, the LLOP is the only ’96 Olympic venue that is still used for its original purpose. The LLOP serves area youth and adults alike with Rowing/Canoe/Kayak programs. Brenau University Crew, Riverside Military Academy, and Chestatee Academy canoe/kayak club are among the many community clubs that use the facility.

Both the Lake Lanier Rowing Club (LLRC) and the Lake Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club (LCKC) will reside in the new boathouse, currently under construction, and expected to be completed this fall. 

Finish line tower used during the 1996 Summer Olympics.

OTHER LLOP EVENTS

For more information about LLOP events, rentals, and park amenities, CLICK HERE to visit their website.

Lake Lanier Olympic Park – Boathouse Update
The new boathouse is complete! The first event is scheduled for March 9th and the official grand opening will be in Spring. Check back for updates. (Photo: courtesy City of Gainesville)

Night view of the new boathouse at Lake Lanier Olympic park - from the back/lake side, with lights on inside.

Phone: 770-287-7888
E-mail: info@lckc.org
Website: LCKC.org
Address: 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506

Club offerings: Recreational and competitive canoe and kayaking for ages 12 and up. Beginner to master programs offered through practices, classes, and summer camps. It also hosts local, regional, national, and international competitions.

Events:

Canoe/Kayak/SUP RentalsCanoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard rentals, reserve via email 48 hours in advance for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, Lake Lanier Olympic Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd.  $20-$30 per hour, plus $10 for additional hours, maximum 4 hours. info@lckc.org.

Phone: 770-287-0077
E-mail: office@lakelanierrowing.org
Website: LakeLanierRowing.org
Address: 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506

Club offerings: Recreational and competitive rowing for ages 13 to 80-plus. Beginner to elite offered through regularly scheduled practices, classes, and camps hosting of local, regional, national, and international rowing regattas.

Events:

2024 Learn to Row Classes (3 sessions / Session 1 usually starts in May)
Check back in April for 2024 rowing class schedule.