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Mountain View Park

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Windsurfing and Kiteboarding at Mountain View Park

General Information

Last park before Brown's Bridge on the south side of Lake Lanier. The lake below the bridge is considered the "sailable" portion as a) it's more open but, importantly, b) sailboats can't fit under the bridge. Off Brown's Bridge Road just east of the Bridge. Access to some neat island beaches when the lake is down and quiet. Shadowed for all but southerly breezes.

If you are doing a sail up from Buford Dam, this is about as far as you might want to go unless you are really looking for adventure.

If you launch from the boat ramp, you can catch a gentle NE-E-SE breeze in the small bay. If there isn't much boat traffic, this can be a good longboard or WindSUP spot. To get to the main channel, you'll have to squeeze between the islands off of Sunrise but beyond that, you can sail pretty much to the dam if you have the right equipment and experience.

Recommended Wind Directions

NW: no | N: yes | NE: yes

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SW: no | S: yes | SE: yes

Northwest North Northeast
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Southwest South Southeast

Legacy Directions

Local Tips

Not really a beginner spot given the amount of traffic and surrounding islands that create significant wind shadows if you end up in the wrong place. Fine for intermediates with confidence in their ability to deal with boat wakes and lulls.

Decent parking and picnic areas. Rugged launch.

Ability

Wind Shadows

Mind the islands.

Sailing Upwind

The area to the north of the Bridge actually opens up for a NW or N wind but you have to make your way through the narrow neck where the bridge spans the lake.

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