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Johns Creek is full of fun possibilities to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're looking for a morning of fly fishing, a day on the links, a round of tennis, or a leisurely afternoon of rafting, Johns Creek offers lots of choices for you and your family. This is also a great way of exploring Johns Creek yourself, or introducing it to your friends.

kayaking on the Chattahoochee

Johns Creek is an angler's dream, with 13 miles of the Chattahoochee River, and one of the best fishing lakes in the U.S. – Lake Lanier – just 20 miles away. The "Hooch" is famous for its trout, while Lake Lanier is a bass lover's paradise.

With a mild climate, golf and tennis are pretty much year-round sports in Johns Creek, and two of the most popular reasons why people relocate here.

There are seven 18-hole championship courses and two 9-hole courses on private and public courses, all within a five mile radius of each other. Johns Creek is the Host City of the 2011 PGA Championship, and the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2014.

More members of the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) live in Johns Creek than any other metro Atlanta community. Recognized by tennis players around the world, ALTA's 80,000 members promote amateur tennis tournaments and junior tennis development. The Atlanta Tennis Championship, part of the Olympus U.S. Open Series attracts tennis fans to Johns Creek each summer.

With five units of the National Park Service's Chattahoochee National Recreation Area either in or immediately adjacent to Johns Creek, rafting and kayaking are popular pastimes. As are the national park's many beautiful, wooded walking trails and picnic areas. The Johns Creek Greenway, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center, Newtown Park and Ocee Park also provide many walking and hiking options.

For more information about each of these topics, see:

  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Rafting & Kayaking (coming soon)
  • Tennis (coming soon)
  • Walking / Hiking (coming soon)