Lake Lanier is located in the foothills of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It is among the most popular lakes in the United States with several million visitors per year. One of the reason for its popularity is its close proximity to Atlanta. Lake Lanier covers over 38,000 acres of water and has 692 miles of pristine shoreline. Recreational opportunities abound and can be found in the excellent restaurants, resorts, camping, beaches, a water theme park, tennis, golf and more.
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