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Lake Lanier


Lake Sidney Lanier is formed from Buford Dam over the Chattahoochee River northeast of Atlanta. The lake is in Hall and Forsyth Counties. The dam was constructed and the lake filled between 1950 and 1957. Lake Lanier covers 39,000 acres and has 692 miles of shoreline.

Links:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Site
Corps Lakes Gateway Site (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Lake Lanier (Brown’s Guide to Georgia)
Lake Lanier Recreation Map (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Lake Lanier Water Level (lakesonline.com)
Lake Lanier and Buford Dam (Sherpa Guides)
Lake Lanier (Trails.com)
Buford Dam Groundbreaking Photo (Digital Library of Georgia)
Buford Dam Groundbreaking Photo (Digital Library of Georgia)
Buford Dam Groundbreaking Photo (Digital Library of Georgia)
Buford Dam Groundbreaking Photo (Digital Library of Georgia)
Photograph of Buford Dam Construction (Digital Library of Georgia)
Lake Lanier Islands Resort

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier - Drought Condition
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier - Full Pool
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier at Mountain View Park- Drought Condition
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier at Mountain View Park- Full Pool
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier - Drought Condition
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier - Full Pool
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier - Drought Condition
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier - Full Pool
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier Sunset
Source: Ed Jackson

Lake Lanier View large image

Lake Lanier Sunset, with Boat and Island
Source: Ed Jackson