Just outside Atlanta lies Lake Lanier, Georgia's largest and most popular lake. Created by the Buford Dam, this damming filled the lake and turned the area's hills into the Lake Lanier Islands which number over 100. These many islands in addition to the lake's natural beauty, provide the perfect houseboating experience.
Lake Lanier itself is immense, so immense that its popularity does little to make it feel crowded. It's been an Olympic venue and today remains a summer destination for people who love as much sun and water as they can get.
The 692 miles of shoreline is predominately covered in trees, making it a picturesque lake. The lake is warm both above and below the surface and fish are plentiful, with a very healthy fish population of species that range from Largemouth Bass to Black Crappie to Gar. If you like closer contact with the lake than a boat can provide, the water is wonderful for a swim, skiing, or getting wet on a personal watercraft.