Lake Lanier (officially Lake Sidney Lanier) is a reservoir in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956, and is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River. The lake encompasses 38,000 acres (150 km2) or 59 square miles of water, and 692 miles (1,114 km) of shoreline at normal level, a “full summer pool” of 1,071 feet (326 m) above mean sea level. It was named for poet Sidney Lanier, and was built and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is patrolled by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR).

The lake is in Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Gwinnett, and Lumpkin counties, split about 60%, 30%, 5%, 4%, and 1% respectively, filling the valley into numerous small arms and fingers. The former thalweg of the Chestatee and the Chattahoochee south of it form the county line between Hall and a tiny corner of Gwinnett to the east, and Dawson and Forsyth to the west.

One of the main purposes of the lake is flood control downstream of the lake, mainly protecting metro Atlanta. There have only been three major flooding events on the downstream section since the construction of Buford Dam. The most recent flooding event was in 2013.

The lake is popular with boaters, houseboats, jetskiers and others, particularly around the summer holidays. Over 7.5 million people per year visit the lake, including its marinas and the Lake Lanier Islands waterpark. The rowing and sprint canoeing events during the 1996 Summer Olympics were held at the lake. It also hosted the canoe sprint World Championships in 2003 at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club.

Established in 1957, Holiday Marina has become synonymous with Lake Lanier. Holiday Marina in Buford, Georgia, and Aqualand Marina near the town of Flowery Branch, are two of the largest freshwater marinas in the world.

For more information: http://lakelanier.org/ or http://lakelanier.com/

 

 

 

Flowery Branch Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Flowery Branch

6424 Blue Herron Drive Flowery Branch, GA 60524
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4 beds 3 baths 2,654 sqft $319,900
7308 Lazy Hammock Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 5 baths 3,805 sqft $400,000
5707 Calm Valley Point Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 4 baths 3,789 sqft $339,000
7602 Sleepy Lagoon Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 4 baths 3,358 sqft $359,000
7434 Brookstone Circle Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 3 baths 2,793 sqft $409,900
6373 Aarons Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 4 baths 2,671 sqft $369,000
6703 Fox Hollow Court Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 4 baths 2,665 sqft $375,000
6128 Stillwater Trail Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 5 baths 3,478 sqft $449,900
7481 Regatta Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 4 baths 3,053 sqft $339,900
6235 Wynfield Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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3 beds 3 baths 2,090 sqft $325,000
5625 Good Hope Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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6 beds 5 baths 2,696 sqft $425,000
7154 Lake Edge Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 5 baths 3,130 sqft $529,878
MLS # 6731176 Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 4 baths 3,219 sqft $389,900
4859 Wildlife Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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6 beds 7 baths 7,502 sqft $749,900
7312 Lazy Hammock Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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7 beds 4 baths 4,364 sqft $450,000

Sold Listings in Flowery Branch

6459 Wildwood Trail Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 3 baths 2,350 sqft $336,000
7128 Lake Edge Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 3 baths 2,776 sqft $380,000
7124 Lake Edge Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 4 baths 2,529 sqft $356,700
5115 Park Haven Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 3 baths 2,769 sqft $300,000
6199 Saddlehorse Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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3 beds 2 baths 3,625 sqft $320,200
7531 Breezy Lake Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 4 baths 5,169 sqft $440,000
4653 Windswept Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 5 baths 6,703 sqft $784,900
7786 Copper Kettle Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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3 beds 3 baths 2,500 sqft $328,500
5935 Manor View Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 3 baths 3,719 sqft $525,000
6331 Brookridge Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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3 beds 3 baths 2,182 sqft $315,000
6176 Christy Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 4 baths 2,249 sqft $312,500
6452 Blue Herron Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 4 baths 2,865 sqft $385,000
6314 Bluegrass Lane Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 3 baths 3,108 sqft $315,750
6732 Scarlet Oak Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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5 beds 3 baths 2,511 sqft $321,485
5546 Mulberry Preserve Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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4 beds 4 baths 3,125 sqft $323,000

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Flowery Branch Schools

Flowery Branch Elementary School
PK-5, public
South Hall Middle School
6-8, public
Chestnut Mountain Elementary School
PK-5, charter
Spout Springs Elementary School
PK-5, charter
North Georgia Christian School
K-12, private
http://www.northgeorgiachristian.org/
C. W. Davis Middle School
6-8, public
Martin Elementary School
PK-5, charter
Flowery Branch High School
9-12, charter
Eagle Ranch School
6-9, private
Heritage Academy
1-12, private
Chestnut Mountain Christian Academy
1-5, private
World Language Academy
PK-8, charter
World Language Academy
PK-6, public

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