Visit Georgia's Great Lake 45 Minutes North of Atlanta

LGBT Community Creates Summer Hot Spot at Lake Lanier

Living in Atlanta has many perks. Convenient access to the most visited Corps of Engineers lake in the country is one of the best options for Atlantans seeking fun in the sun.  Pack a picnic, rent a boat and head over to one of Atlanta’s most favorite gathering place sfor a staycation worth Instagramming!

Staying at the lake can be as nice or rustic as you want to make it. Resort lodging, lake houses for rent and campgrounds are available in addition to traditional hotel lodging. Houseboat rental is also an option providing a hotel on the water for weekenders looking to stay and play in the same spot.

Gay Cove has been around for 25+ years and even has its own website: gaycove.com. If you’ve never been and want to go, head to the middle section of the west side of the lake just north of marker 21. Here you’ll find a lifestyle friendly gathering of boats, large and small, flying colorful flags and banners all anchored together sharing the natural beauty of the lake, great music and good times.

Lake Lanier is a reservoir created when the Buford Dam was installed on the Chattahoochee River in 1956. In addition to water from the Chattahoochee River, the lake is also fed by the Chestatee River.

The recent cooler temperatures can’t last much longer, so grab some friends and plan a fun weekend at Atlanta’s favorite lake.

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