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.


Mar 27 – Sweep the Hooch
Apr 9, May 14, Jun 11  – Food Truck Friday
May 15 – 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Derby
May 22 – Lake Life Festival
Jun 5 – Tri the Parks
Jun 20-26 – GA Police & Fire Games
Jul 16 – Beach Bash
Aug 7 – Olympics 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sep 11 – Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Oct 2 – Swim Across America
Nov 6 – Spring Chicken Festival

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

Phone: 770-287-7888
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.

Apr 4 – 10 – Sprint Spring Break Camps
Apr 8 – 11 – Dragon Boat Spring Break Training Camp
Apr 12  – BRL Practices begin
May 1 – Gainesville-Hall Dragon Boat Challenge (rescheduled possibly in October)
May 15  – BRL Spring Fungatta
May 29  – General Public Weekend Rentals Open
May 31 – Aug 2 – PaddleCamp Weeks
Jun 12 – PaddleMania/Outdoor Festival

Phone: 770-287-0077
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.

May 4-22 – Learn To Row Session 1
Jun 8- 26 – Learn To Row Session 2
Jul 6- 24  – Learn To Row Session 3
Aug. 3-21 – Learn To Row Session 4