Northeast Georgia Mountains / Hiawassee

Lake Chatuge

Hwy. 76
Hiawassee, GA 30546

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Lake Chatuge is a TVA lake with 132 miles of shorline, perfect for boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, picnicking in secluded coves and camping. There are many public boat ramps that offer easy access to all water sports. A swimming beach, playgrounds and numerous picnic tables are also provided at the Towns County Recreational Beach. Many of the campgrounds are located on the scenic lake shore, and other campgrounds offer more private settings.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Free Parking

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round



    Boat Rental

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • 4th of July Boat Parade on Lake Chatuge

    4th of July Boat Parade on Lake Chatuge

    07/04/2018 - 07/04/2018

    Spend America's birthday in Hiawassee and watch the annual 4th of July Boat Parade on Lake Chatuge. Enjoy the rest of the day on this beautiful TVA lake.

    Boaters line up behind the Grand Marshal for the parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. at The Ridges Resort. No wake, and boats must fly a U.S. flag. Additional patriotic decorations are encouraged. Boats must have a number issued by the Grand Marshal to be considered for judging. Prizes are awarded for most creative, and most red, white and... read more