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How many people visit Lake Lanier each year? More than you might have thought
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Ben Benton loads his boat Tuesday, May 22, 2019, at Bolding Mill Park on Lake Lanier while camping at the nearby campground. - photo by Scott Rogers
Most area residents don’t need to be told how busy Lake Lanier is, especially during the Memorial Day weekend, often regarded as the unofficial kickoff of the summer season. But the reported number of annual visits is up significantly over just a few years ago thanks to some changes in how visitors are counted.