All the recent rain means there's plenty of water for everyone. Lake Lanier is a little more than five feet below full pool — nearly eight feet higher than this time last year.
The Backus family of Marietta had so much fun last Memorial Day weekend, they decided to return to Lake Lanier this year. The family said the crowds were much smaller this year, but they weren't complaining.
"We're loving it," said Sean Backus, as his wife Beth got a temporary tattoo painted on her ankle. Daughters Kathryn, 9, and 6-year-old Emily showed off their new tattoos, then headed back into the chilly water at the wave pool.
"It doesn't bother them," Beth Backus said of the water. The family planned to stay overnight and return to the water park Sunday. For the kids, it's as good as a trip somewhere tropical.
"There's a beach, it's close enough," Beth Backus said.
In Acworth, Rich Boden and his 9-year-old son Brayton were eager to try out their new red canoe and do some fishing in Lake Allatoona, which is at full pool.
"The weather's got some people frightened off," Rich Boden said as he got the fishing lines ready. Brayton, with his life preserver on, sat down in the boat as his dad climbed into the rear seat.
"Bon voyage," Rich Boden said. "He's got a paddle, but I have a feeling I'll be doing most of the work."