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) reside in and maintain the boathouse and facilities. 

The LLOP seats about 2,000 with a parking capacity of approx. 400 cars. The boathouse and tower are available to rent for meetings and special occasions.

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.

Fri, July 15 –Beach Bash and Food Truck Friday

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:

Learn to Kayak (2-hour session for kayak beginners led by American Canoe Association instructor/Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club member
July 23 – noon – 2 pm – (register in advance, $60, exploregainesville.org)

Learn to SUP (2-hour session for stand-up paddle board beginners led by American Canoe Association instructor/Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club member
July 24 – noon – 2 pm(register in advance, $60, exploregainesville.org)

Canoe/Kayak/SUP Rentals Try canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Lake Lanier Olympic Park docks, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd. Rentals closed on Independence Day and Labor Day weekends. Reserve 24 hours in advance: 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:

Learn to Row Classes (4 classes, 9 sessions each) – Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturdays 8:30-10:30 a.m. $180/session. office@lakelanierrowing.org.
May 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 and 21
June 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, and 25
July 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21 and 23
August 2, 4, 6, 9 ,11, 13, 16, 18 and 20