Gainesville Journals

Lake Lanier in Gainsville

A travel journal to Gainesville by EriksA1

Quote: I go to Gainsville every summer because my cousins have a lake house there, it is great. Everyone will find something they like to do here whether it's trying to reel in a big catch, sunbathing on a little deserted island found all over the lake, boating at top speed, or dining by the lake. The adventurous and relaxers alike should come and experience what this lake has to offer. You will find southern hospitality, local charm and peaceful waters.

Lake Lanier in Gainsville

Overview

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Lake Lanier is the type of place that when you are sitting in a heap of paperwork, telemarketers are on your phone, and it is a blizzard outside, you can think of your times there and just stop everything and smile. That is what Lake Lanier means to me. I love swimming in the bath warm water, and at the end of a sunburned day boating off to have dinner at Up the Creek, a key west style place with great food.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: You can get to a lot of places on Lake Lanier by boat. Restaurants, gas stations, snack shacks, gift shops, are all accessible. If you are looking for something on land, try the good old fashioned car. Walking is good through the woods for...Read More

Sarasota Sands

Hotel | "Their Lake House"

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The lake houses in Gainsville are great. They might seem small from the outside, but all of the ones I have been in are very spacious inside. The decor is always great, there are a lot of nautical themes and rustic themes. You can also be sure of a great view of the Lake, whether from up close or a little bit back. There are always houses for sale, and I personally know a real estate agent who sells in that area. The lake neighbors are friendly and are always willing to take you for a spin on their boat or have some fun. Try renting one for a weekend, it is well worth it.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 25, 2001

Sarasota Sands
2150 Benjamin Franklin Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 388-2138

Up the Creek

Restaurant

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This is a cool place. You take your boat, grab a lake map or ask the locals and head up the lake for about 20 minutes, then you will be at this place called "up the creek." It is Caribbean style cuisine, with the shrimp and calamari, and there is a tropical decor inside and seating outside. Great place to see and be seen, just dock your boat and come on in, or just sit in your boat and enjoy the ambiance and a drink. The wait is usually long, especially on summer nights, so come early, or if you want, have that drink while you are waiting. Send the kids to check on how long you have to wait.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 25, 2001

Up the Creek
9198 Highway 441 S
Gainesville, Georgia 30523
(706) 754-1075

Lake Lanier

Attraction

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This lake is a great place to boat. Each lake house gets their own little dock, and so all you have to do is take out the boat and cruise! Fly over waves at breakneck speed or cruise through gentle waters. Go to restaurants and snack bars, gas up, do whatever you want through your boat! Just remember your sunblock and you are set. Here is a fun idea: Make food at home or stop at a grocery store at one of the marinas, then boat till you see a nice deserted island with sandy shores. Have a beach picnic! Be creative with Lake Lanier and there is so much fun to be had.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 25, 2001

Lake Lanier
7000 Holiday Road
Gainesville, Georgia 30518
(800) 840-LAKE

Lake Lanier

Attraction

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Fishing on Lake Lanier is very relaxing. Just take in the view, the pine trees, the southern humid air, and reel in when you feel a tug at your line. I have seen someone pull a big bass out and I'm no fish expert but that was a pretty decent catch! Southern fishing on Lake Lanier is a great summertime activity.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 25, 2001

Lake Lanier
7000 Holiday Road
Gainesville, Georgia 30518
(800) 840-LAKE

Cocktail Cove

Story/Tip

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For those who love crowds, cocktail cove is where it is at. All the boats around 3-5 pm go to this little area that is known as cocktail cove. Ask someone where it is or just follow the boats around this time. I don't know the exact location. People bring their water trampolines and jump, swim out in life vests and just bob in the water, all the while sipping champagne or martinis. It is a great way to meet your lake neighbors!