3105 Clarks Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506 | (770) 287-7888

Come Paddle With Us
Come paddle with us on Lake Lanier and take advantage of all LCKC has to offer. We have a wide range of programs for ages 7 and up and a fleet of kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and dragon boats.
No Experience Required
No experience is required and LCKC provides the equipment. Better yet, paddling is a lifetime sport, can be picked up at any age, and provides a great all-over workout.
Located at the 1996 Olympic Venue
Located at the site of the 1996 Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, LCKC keeps the Olympic legacy alive. We offer beautiful scenery, a large “no-wake” zone around the boathouse, and a world-class flatwater racing course.

2015 Gainesville Hall Dragonboat Challenge

Registration is now open for the 2015 Gainesville Hall Dragonboat Challenge.
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2015 LCKC Summer Day Camp

Registration for LCKC's 2015 Summer Day Camp sessions is now open! Register today for the best, and most fun summer camp on Lake Lanier!
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Spring 2015 Jr. Olympic Program Registration

Registration for the 2015 Spring BBI Jr. Olympic Program racing season is now open. Register today!
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Lula Bridge Race Results

Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in the Lula Bridge Race!
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Mission

The mission of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club is to serve as a catalyst and as a legacy program of the ’96 Summer Centennial Olympic Games and to promote health, education and fitness for all ages and abilities through quality flatwater canoe and kayak programs while continuing the Olympic spirit by promoting excellence in our competitive teams. The Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will seek opportunities to host events that will have an economic and social impact on the community.

Our Vision

- To establish an environment where all participants and staff feel welcomed, respected and affirmed.
- To do our part to protect Lake Lanier by participating in environmental and recycling programs.
- To give back to our community by providing programs for all individuals regardless of gender, national origin, religion or ability levels.
- To provide the community with a lifelong, low impact sport.
- Develop and nurture our athletes through programs that reach them on an emotional, physical and mental level.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 1, 2015 - Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club announced plans today to relocate to Clemson, South Carolina on Lake Hartwell in late 2017. The club will remain on Lake Lanier in Gainesville until October 2017. "We feel that this move is the next step in the evolution of our club." said club president Terry Baker, "We will be partnering with Clemson University and USACK to bring sprint canoe and kayak to the NCAA, expanding our sport's reach and bringing it into the national spotlight." "We are thrilled to bring sprint canoe and kayak to NCAA sports. We have been working with USACK and LCKC for quite some time now and we are excited to announce this new partnership." said NCAA president Mark Emmert. Along with Clemson University, other schools in the ACC will take part in the first year of NCAA Canoe/Kayak (NCAACK) in 2018 with plans to expand into the SEC in 2019, followed by the remaining NCAA conferences in 2020. "We will be sorry to see them go, but we have great things planned at the Olympic Venue." said Morgan House, manager of the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge Park. "We will be partnering with Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World to provide a professional fishing training facility in the space vacated by LCKC. It will be the first of its kind anywhere." LCKC's president-elect, Mike Braff, stated "We will miss the city of Gainesville, but we could not pass up this opportunity to be ambassadors of our sport to the collegiate world."

LCKC is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to continuing the 1996 Olympic legacy of promoting the sport of flatwater canoe and kayak on Lake Lanier. The club offers everything between one day recreational opportunities to feeder programs for the U.S. National Teams for flatwater racing in dragon boat and canoe/kayak. It hosts a number of programs and events each year that support local, regional, national, and international flatwater programs.

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Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club - LCKC created an 2nd Annual Gainesville Hall Dragon Boat Challenge. ... See MoreSee Less

Don't miss being a part of the Second Annual Gainesville/Hall Dragonboat Challenge and help Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club to raise funds to support Special Olympics of Hall County! Teams will compete in distances of 200 meter, 100 meter, and an optional 1,000 meter race in a looped course. NEW this year, the Lanier 7k, a 7,000 meter open-water race not for the faint of heart! Award categories include: highest find-raising team, best costumed drummer, most enthusiastic team, best overall team theme, and race awards 1st through 3rd in categories such as; Educational, Municipal, Corporate, Community, Open, when 3 or more teams are under that category. Open Teams will have at least eight ladies plus a drummer. Team entry fees for the GHBDC are $500.00 For a team of 20 Paddlers plus drummer, that works out to the cost of most 5k runs; about $25 per person for a days’ worth of fun teamwork on Lake Lanier! Entry for the Lanier 7k only is $250.00. Teams who want to race the GHBDC and the Lanier 7k can do it all for only $600.00! Entry includes a one hour practice after working hours at the Olympic Venue in the week preceding the event. Teams will be coached by experienced dragon boat paddlers including some of the local athletes of the 2014 World Champions, the United States National Dragon Boat Team.

2nd Annual Gainesville Hall Dragon Boat Challenge

June 6, 2015, 12:00am

3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506

Don't miss being a part of the Second Annual Gainesville/Hall Dragonboat Challenge and help Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club to raise funds to support Special Olympics of Hall County! Teams will compete in distances of 200 meter, 100 meter, and an optional 1,000 meter race in a looped course. NEW this year, the Lanier 7k, a 7,000 meter open-water race not for the faint of heart! Award categories include: highest find-raising team, best costumed drummer, most enthusiastic team, best overall team theme, and race awards 1st through 3rd in categories such as; Educational, Municipal, Corporate, Community, Open, when 3 or more teams are under that category. Open Teams will have at least eight ladies plus a drummer. Team entry fees for the GHBDC are $500.00 For a team of 20 Paddlers plus drummer, that works out to the cost of most 5k runs; about $25 per person for a days’ worth of fun teamwork on Lake Lanier! Entry for the Lanier 7k only is $250.00. Teams who want to race the GHBDC and the Lanier 7k can do it all for only $600.00! Entry includes a one hour practice after working hours at the Olympic Venue in the week preceding the event. Teams will be coached by experienced dragon boat paddlers including some of the local athletes of the 2014 World Champions, the United States National Dragon Boat Team.

LCKC At the Chamber Chase 5K. ... See MoreSee Less

Full house at the Spring BBI Jr. Olympic Program open house. It's going to be another great season! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Don't forget our BBI Jr. Olympic Program Open House is tonight at 7:00 at the boathouse. Come on out and see what our youth recreational canoe and kayak racing league is all about! ... See MoreSee Less

The BBI Jr. Olympic Program introduces youth, age 10-15, to the exciting sport of flat water canoeing and kayaking. Whether your child is still looking for “the right” sport, a seasonal activity, or something in addition to other commitments, teams practice twice a week for 6 weeks and then race against each other at a Fungatta on the 1996 Olympic race course. Athletes learn basic paddling skills and race on calm, flat water in single, double, quad, and dragon boats. While the sport can be highly competitive, the focus at the Junior Olympic level is really competing with yourself. Athletes beam with pride as they progress to “tippier,” but faster, boats or shave a second off their personal best time. Held every Spring and Fall, the program is organized into several teams, and you can pick a team with a schedule that works for you. LCKC provides the boats, paddles, and life jackets, along with a team t-shirt for the Fungatta. Just bring a change of clothes, a towel, running shoes, and a water bottle to practice.

BBI Junior Olympic Program Spring 2015 Open House

March 23, 2015, 7:00pm

3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506

The BBI Jr. Olympic Program introduces youth, age 10-15, to the exciting sport of flat water canoeing and kayaking. Whether your child is still looking for “the right” sport, a seasonal activity, or something in addition to other commitments, teams practice twice a week for 6 weeks and then race against each other at a Fungatta on the 1996 Olympic race course. Athletes learn basic paddling skills and race on calm, flat water in single, double, quad, and dragon boats. While the sport can be highly competitive, the focus at the Junior Olympic level is really competing with yourself. Athletes beam with pride as they progress to “tippier,” but faster, boats or shave a second off their personal best time. Held every Spring and Fall, the program is organized into several teams, and you can pick a team with a schedule that works for you. LCKC provides the boats, paddles, and life jackets, along with a team t-shirt for the Fungatta. Just bring a change of clothes, a towel, running shoes, and a water bottle to practice.

2015 Lula Bridge Race (148 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

The 2015 Lula Bridge Race was a huge success with a record number of paddles for the event! Thank you all that participated in the event and LCKC looks forward to a great year in 2015!

The Lula Bridge Race is tomorrow. Online registration is closed, but you can register on site tomorrow from 8-9 am. We hope you will join us for the opening of our 2015 racing season! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us on March 21st on Lake Lanier for the annual Lula Bridge race. This race is the traditional kickoff of the paddling season for the year and is open to all Kayaks, Canoes and SUPs. We are bringing back the traditional 20K and 10K race course this year. It’s sure to be a fun and exciting day. 2015 Event: March 21st Entry Deadline: March 17th Onsite Registration day of: 8-9am Athlete Meeting: 9:30am Race Time: 10am Entry Fee: $25. USACK or event membership required Online registration is now open!

2015 Lula Bridge Canoe, Kayak & SUP Race

March 21, 2015, 10:00am

3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506

Join us on March 21st on Lake Lanier for the annual Lula Bridge race. This race is the traditional kickoff of the paddling season for the year and is open to all Kayaks, Canoes and SUPs. We are bringing back the traditional 20K and 10K race course this year. It’s sure to be a fun and exciting day. 2015 Event: March 21st Entry Deadline: March 17th Onsite Registration day of: 8-9am Athlete Meeting: 9:30am Race Time: 10am Entry Fee: $25. USACK or event membership required Online registration is now open!

It's #tbt so it's time for another episode of the 2009 LCKC show. ... See MoreSee Less

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