Northeast Georgia Mountains / Clarkesville

Scenic Highway 197

Hwy. 197
Clarkesville, GA 30523


Leave your city blues behind and travel off the beaten path to the mountains and lakes of northeast Georgia. Meander down Scenic Hwy 197 where you can stop to have a morning biscuit, go fly fishing, shop for handmade arts and crafts, experience fine dining, stay at cozy bed and breakfasts, or camp at Moccasin Creek State Park or nearby Unicoi.

Start in the historic town of Clarkesville where Hwy 197 heads north, or head west from Clayton and enjoy the beauty of Lakes Burton, Lake Rabun and Lake Seed. Regional arts include pottery, painting, stained glass, woodcarving, rustic furniture, and other work by many local artisans. Eat lunch in historic Batesville and dine on the shores of Lake Burton. Trout abound on the beautiful Soque River, and deer roam the woods. Tuck your head on your pillow after a long leisurely day and listen to the sounds of nature. Northeast Georgia's Scenic Highway 197 invites you to enjoy it all.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Public Restrooms

    Restaurant on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round


    Group Amenities



    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages