The Secret's Out: 3 Lesser-Known Georgia Lakes You Should Visit

  • Lake Chatuge

    Photo Credit: Parker Whidby

There is nothing quite like sitting on the banks of a gorgeous Georgia lake, taking in the subtle breeze of fall and watching the sun set. Sure, you can visit Lanier, Hartwell or Allatoona – and you won’t be disappointed – but why not explore one of these lesser-known Georgia beauties?

West Point Lake – (West Point)

Explore West Point Lake along the Georgia-Alabama border, with 525 miles of shoreline. Bring your boat to the marinas, or explore the day use and beach areas. And don’t miss the camping! It’s not too far from LaGrange, with plenty of fun encounters for the family.

Lake Yonah – (Tallulah Falls)

Lake Yonah is a snake-like lake run by Georgia Power, but it is still open to the public for boating, fishing and more. Camp at nearby Tugaloo State Park in order to start your fishing trip early, and don’t miss the short drive to Tallulah Falls.

Lake Chatuge – (Hiawassee)

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Lake Chatuge is run by the TVA, but it extends down from North Carolina into Hiawassee, a gorgeous North Georgia town filled with outdoor fun. The lake is great for boating, skiing, swimming and more, and offers several coves and camping areas for exploring. 


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Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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