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Lakes to Visit in North Georgia

Lakes to Visit in North Georgia: Rabun County in the North Georgia Mountains is blessed with many lakes, many owned and controlled by Georgia Power Company. Lake homes offer an ideal lifestyle and boating is a great hobby. Here are some of our lakes:

Lakes to Visit in North Georgia

Black Rock Lake –In September, 2010, Black Rock Lake was officially opened for boating for the first time since its construction in 1974. Canoes, kayaks, and other small boats are authorized. No boat ramps exist, so all craft have to carried a short distance. Electric trolling motors may be used, but gasoline motors are prohibited. U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices are required for each occupant. The Turtle Rock Fishing Pier, located near Taylors Chapel Road, is completely barrier-fee and offers easy lake access for fishermen with mobility challenges.

During the spring and early summer, Black Rock Lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. In addition, anglers fish for catfish, bream, yellow perch, and large-mouth bass (some weighing more than 10 pounds). Fishermen must have a Georgia fishing license, but are not required to have an additional trout stamp provided they remain on lake waters and do not venture up streams.

Lake Burton, the northernmost in the five lake series of the Tallulah River Watershed, is a 2,775 acre lake with sixty-two miles of shoreline.  One of the first lakes in the United States to be created for power generation, the lake gets its name from the town of Burton, which is now below the lake’s surface.  The Lake Burton Fish Hatcheryand Moccasin Creek State Park are located on the western side of the lake.  The Lake Burton Civic Association sponsors an annual July 4th fireworks display from Billy Goat Island.

Anchorage Marine Rentals at Anchorage Boat Dock

Pontoon, ski boars, jet-skis, wake and knee boards, tubs

and ski rentals

75 Anchor Lane

Clayton, GA 30525



Mark’s Marine, Inc.

Pontoon boats only; rent at Second Hand Rose
31 Charlie Mountain Road
Clayton, GA 30525


LaPrade’s Marina on Lake Burton

Pontoon, ski boats and tube rentals

25 Shoreline Trail (Hwy 197, Lake Burton)

Clarkesville, GA 30523



Seed Lake is a 240 acre lake with thirteen miles of shoreline sandwiched between Lake Burton and Lake Rabun.  Seed Lake Campground offers primitive camping.

Lake Rabun is a twisty 835-acre quaint mountain lake with twenty-five miles of shoreline. The Lake Rabun Association sponsors an annual Fourth of July Celebration with an antique wood boat parade and spectacular fireworks display. Every other year the LRA sponsors a tour of homes around the lake.  Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area offers public access and campsites

 Lakes to Visit in North Georgia

Gil’s Marine

Boat Rentals (pontoons), Not Located on the W\water but will take the boats to Lake Burton, Lake Seed, or Lake Rabun for your convenience. Boat service and dry storage also available.
Highway 197 N
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Halls Boathouse and Marina

1897 Lake Rabun Road
Lakemont, GA 30552


Lakemont Marine

1897 Lake Rabun Road
Lakemont, GA 30552


Lake Rabun Boat Rentals

Pontoons and Canoes

Bear Gap Road

Lakemont, A


[email protected]

Rabun Boat Works

Ski boats, canoes and Jet-skis

244 Farside Drive

P.O. Box 322

Lakemont, Georgia 30552



Interstate Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals – 2 Competition In-board Ski Boats and 2 Pontoons, Not located on the lake but will deliver boat to Lake Burton, Lake Seed, or Lake Rabun, Reservations required

422 Gibson Lane

Lakemont, GA 30552

Tallulah Falls Lake is the smallest of Georgia Power’s reservoirs, covering sixty-three acres with 3.6 miles of shoreline.  Impounded in 1912, it is also one of the oldest and is part of Tallulah Gorge State Park.

Lake Tugalo, the fifth lake in the series, is a remote 597-acre lake with eighteen miles of shoreline in Rabun and Habersham Counties, GA, and also in Oconee County, SC.  Arguably the most serene and scenic lake in Georgia, the western arm of  Lake Tugalo is filled by the Tallulah River and the eastern arm is filled by the Chattooga River.  The lake’s canyon-like walls are an extension of Tallulah Gorge and, in some places, rise nearly 1,000 feet above the surface of the water.  The shoreline is rugged and undeveloped, with the exception of two small boat ramps.  Limited access points require a steep and winding drive on unpaved roads.  Kayakers and whitewater rafters use the access point on the South Carolina side as a take-out after braving the Class V rapids of the Chattooga River upstream of the lake.  A few primitive camping sites are scattered around the lake.

Lakes to Visit in North Georgia: Rabun County in the North Georgia Mountains is blessed with many lakes, many owned and controlled by Georgia Power Company