A Suburban Oasis

Located east of Old Town Duluth awaits the beautiful twin lakes community of Cardinal Lake Estates. Known for its spectacular sunsets and family friendly environment, this quiet residential paradise is teaming with natural beauty and wildlife. 

Latest News and Events

Dear Members, To all members of Cardinal Lake, we are still in a PANDEMIC. Thanks for using the disinfectants down […]
We start the 2020 pool season with a sincere and heart felt thank you to Ed Siragusa for a great […]
The 2020 Lakes Assessment for Cardinal and Canary lakes is here. Both lakes are teaming with life and the fishing […]

Community Chest

The Cardinal Lake Community has so much to offer its residential members. Whether your an avid fisherman, power walker, backyard BBQ Master, or community activist, we welcome your community participation. 

We invite you to check back often and to participate within the sections of the community chest by uploading content and sharing your comments. If you have an idea for a new square,
let us know.

Interested in volunteering to manage a Community Chest square, please contact us!


Whether its failure to stop at the Clubhouse intersection, trespassing on the lakes, or something more serious, our community is your community. Its only as safe as you make! 

Gwinnett County Code Enforcement


Fishing is open to active CLCA Member on both Cardinal and Canary Lakes. Whether you are an avid angler or the occasional “snag” fisherman, the lakes are teaming with Bass and other assorted fish species.

Use the Catch Report to view/update daily fish counts, lakes report, and share your latest catch!


Have you ever wondered what delectable cuisine your neighbor is smoking on their BBQ? Then the Backyard BBQ portal is just for you.

Use this portal to view/share BBQ recipes, prepare for the annual CLCA Chile cook-off and more.



We have some incredible chefs residing within our neighborhood. 

We would love to share their recipes with you and yours with them.





The current COVID-19 pandemic has place a hold on “Cardinal Lake its Friday” events. Rest assured our infamous C.L.I.F events will return.



We have many families moving into our neighborhood with young children in need of interaction. This square is devoted to the youth of Cardinal Lake. Check here for Book Mobile, support groups, and other special events designed for our younger community members,


Local Business Referrals

Looking for a great auto mechanic, lawn care service, or restaurant. These business want your business. Check here for recommendations, promotions
and special offers.


Nature and Wildlife

Have you ever wondered why the deer are eating your favorite plants? Was that a Blue Heron spotted on the Lake? We are working to update this section to provide you greater knowledge of the Cardinal Lake habitat and ecosystem.


New Neighbor Welcome

If you, or someone you know, are new to the neighborhood, we would like to welcome you officially with a Cardinal Lake Civic Association Welcome basket.

Use our Contact form to notify us. Interested in CLCA Membership, visit our Membership page.
Welcome New Neighbor!

Senior Living


Water Aerobics

Feeling a little stiff? Need to lose some Pandemic weight? Visit the Water Aerocics group weekday mornings at the Clubhouse pool.

Membership has its Advantages. Join us!

Pool open under strict CDC guidelines

As with everything this year, the Cardinal Lake Pool is open but under very strict CDC guidelines. Please follow the rules so we can stay open and have a safe summer. Once you walk thru the gates at the lake, please social distance (at least 6 feet apart) if it’s not your own household. As for the pool area, the same social distancing protocol applies. We’re limiting the time inside to a 2 hour limit for families so everyone has a chance to enjoy the pool this summer. If you see the area filling up and you’ve been there for a while, please move to the lake, the deck, picnic area, or lower deck areas so others may enjoy the pool. We’d ask that families set up outside the pool area. Be courteous and come in to swim and when finished go back to your area outside the pool. There are limited number of chairs so we’re encouraging people to bring your own chairs. If you do use a chair at the pool, please follow the rules and spray down to disinfect, and then re-stack when finished. If you see anyone not abiding by the rules, please feel free to contact either:

Ed Siragusa, VP Pools pool@cardinallake.com

Darrell Bernardo, President president@cardinallake.com

Know the Rules