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Lake Lanier Islands GA: Try Out a Rental Boat for One of the Many Cabins or Houseboats at the lake...

Updated on April 19, 2011

Lake Lanier Islands Resort...

The Lake Lanier Islands Resort is an amazing place that deserves attention by itself as to some of the variety of fun activities that you can do there nestled right next to Lake Lanier just north of Atlanta Georgia. Lake Lanier is a large lake created for the purpose of being a reservoir for the city of Atlanta area, providing water to a number of cities and towns. Lake Lanier Islands Resort is the most visited lakeside resort in all of Georgia, and it’s a very popular place to hold conventions in addition to the occasional romantic weekend.

If it’s luxury you’re after, then look no further than this resort, with the Legacy Lodge & Conference Center available with suites and also standard room accommodations. The whole island is privately owned, and there is a parking fee per car to come out onto the island. After checking into your room at the Legacy Lodge, you can immediately start relaxing for a while, or entertain yourself with a variety of great activities at your fingertips. Boating rentals, horseback riding, golfing, jet skiing, and luxurious spa treatments are very popular.

Lake Lanier Islands Campground and Cabins...

If camping is more your style, you can pitch your tent or RV at one of the many Lake Lanier Islands Campsites readily available. There is a fishing pier for you, and people have been known to pull some of the biggest bass around out of this lake! If you have your own boat, there is a ramp right inside the campground, and it’s easy enough to put it into the water once for the duration of your stay and tie it up to the dock overnight so it’s ready for you in the morning… If you would like to rent a small fishing or powerboat, then you can do so. Remember, the best fishing is early in the morning!

If you would like a more rustic atmosphere but also a comfortable bed at night, then try one of the many cabins at Lake Lanier Islands Resort because they have just what you need. Situated on a hill right next to the water’s edge, the view is incredible and scenic, and you will also be able to see some of the local wildlife that may come out at night. Raccoons are always looking to make a new friend! Does horseback riding interest you? They have an equestrian center available for some trail riding or even lessons. If you have young children who would like to learn how to ride, lessons are also offered. It’s a great way to let your kids experience nature at its best and also to get out and become more comfortable with horses. Some of my favorite memories growing up have involved camping and horses!

Make sure to bring your own bicycles with you, because there is plenty of room and trails in the area for some great riding, but if you don’t have any then they are available for rental from Lake Lanier Islands Resort. The golfing here at this resort is very good, and you’ll love the views by the water’s edge. The resort is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta that it’s not crowded with locals trying to get a round in.

There are many fantastic restaurants and bars or lounges right on the property so that you don’t ever have to leave if you don’t want, and at different times of the year they have parties or celebrations and the Sunset Cove Beach Café and Club is very good! Just off property, there are also many fantastic choices for your selection close to the Lake Lanier Marina. The marina is where you can go to rent boats, whether they are small power or fishing boats, jet skis, or the larger luxury houseboats. These houseboats are a specialty of the resort and marina, and they are decked out with all the amenities of home plus more! Up to 6 cabins with all the fine kitchen appliances and entertainment center expectations… If you can do it, renting a houseboat is highly recommended at Harbor Landing!

Tranquility Spa at Lake Lanier Islands Resort...

One of the most popular attractions at the resort is the spa treatments. Women love to come here and experience the full body massages, facials, and other relaxing therapies at the Tranquility Spa. Weddings are also incredibly popular at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort, and slots can fill up quickly every year.

Of course, one of the most exciting and fun activities is the famous Lake Lanier islands Water Park, which also has a beach for those who just want to take it easy. It seems to be the perfect size park, and you don’t have that feeling that you need to move right along to the next ride or slide in order to get to everything before closing time. There is still plenty to see and do, including the lazy river where you can just drift along with the current and have a little relaxing time. This water park is my favorite in the Atlanta area and in my opinion is much better than the Six Flags White Water Park near Marietta GA. There is so much to do here at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort that you’ll want to come and spend a few days if you can and try to unwind while you’re there… Have fun!

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    • scubadoggy profile image

      scubadoggy 6 years ago

      Yes, there is so much to do and see in the southeast, it's a great place to live!

    • FGual profile image

      FGual 6 years ago from USA

      This looks like a beautiful place, and so close to all the southeast US.