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Georgia's Great Lakes

Though Georgia has no large natural lakes, we have several major reservoirs which offer a variety of opportunities to get out and enjoy yourself on the water. This episode highlights some fun things to do on and around our great lakes.

Starting with a sailing regatta on Georgia's most visited lake, Lake Sidney Lanier, we'll feature some well-known and not-so-well-known lake activities – including windsurfing on Clark's Hill Lake, birdwatching at Lake Walter F. George, and bass fishing on Lake Seminole. We'll also explore the sunken history of some of our lakes and visit a lake clean-up at Allatoona Lake that draws 5,000 volunteers every year!


Filmed before the effects of the present drought were visible, this episode of Georgia Outdoors serves as a symbol for what's at stake. Visit the websites below to learn more about how you can help conserve water in Georgia.


Web Resources

Great Lakes of Georgia

The Great Lakes of Georgia website features our state’s nine US Army Corps of Engineers lakes.



Conserve Water Georgia

Georgia is facing one of the most severe droughts in history. Our rivers and reservoirs are at record lows, and many of our communities face water shortages that could challenge their ability to meet water supply needs. Visit this website to learn how you can do your part.


WaterSmart

WaterSmart is a program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division in partnership with the University Georgia Cooperative Extension. Visit this website to save water, save time and save money!


Georgia State Parks

Many of Georgia's state parks are located on a "great lake". Visit this website to learn about them all.
Boating Safety

Before going out on the water there are many things to consider in order to make the outing as safe and enjoyable as possible. Visit this website to learn more about boating safety and regulations in Georgia.


Rivers Alive

When you get involved in Rivers Alive, Georgia's Annual Volunteer Waterway Cleanup, you are taking the first step in following Rivers Alive's mission and directly protecting Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers.


Lake Lanier Sailing Clubs

There are several sailing clubs on Lake Lanier. Visit this website to learn about them all.


White Cap Windsurfing

Windsurfing instruction on the local lakes radiating out from Augusta, Georgia including Atlanta and Columbia, SC, Whitecap also regularly covers the nearby coast, particularly the Georgia Golden Isles, up to Savannah, and around Charleston, SC.

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