The largest lake in Georgia, Lake Lanier is one of the best lakes for summer vacation. From a half hour to one hour from Atlanta, Lake Lanier is filled with beautiful islands formed when the Buford Dam was built. It’s home to a top flight hotel, houseboats and campgrounds, as well as about 700 miles of spectacular shoreline. You can rent anything from a small boat to a yacht or pontoon here. Enjoy the equestrian center, waterpark, golf courses, swimming, hiking and fishing. Lake Lanier has something to offer for everyone!