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Lake Activities

Experience Carters Lake in Ellijay or Lake Blue Ridge and all the beauty and activities they have to offer.

Carters Lake Beach

3,200 acre lake is 11 miles long with 62 miles of shoreline. One of the nice features of this lake for boaters is that you cannot build houses down near the water, so you hardly see any houses while you are on the lake. There is a Public beach at Harris branch off Hwy. 382 off S. Main street out of Ellijay - follow signs for Harris Branch Recreation Area- with camping, picnic areas, fishing, boating and waterskiing. Trophy spotted bass. Best fishing times Feb. - Nov. for bass, stripers, and hybrid striped bass and Feb. - Mar. for walleye. Blueback herring are not allowed as bait.
Location: Ellijay, GA
Phone: 706-276-4545

Lake Blue Ridge Marina

Grill, Fishing supplies, jet ski and pontoon boat rentals. Lake Blue Ridge Marina Hours of Operation: Sunday thru Thursday 9 am ~ 5 pm, Friday & Saturday 9 am ~ 6 pm, Gas Dock Will Remain Open till 8 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. At the marina, you can rent a pontoon boat, launch your own craft, gas up at the gas dock for a day of fun, rent a jet ski (
Location: 335 Marina Drive, Blue Ridge, GA
Phone: 706 632-2618

Young Harris Watersports

Young Harris Water Sports is North Georgia`s premier source for world class boat and jet ski rentals, water sports equipment, wakeboarding lessons and camps
Location: 2683 U.S. 76 Hiawassee, GA 30546
Phone: 706-896-0834

Carters Lake Marina

On the Chatsworth side of the lake, Carters Lake Marina has pontoon and houseboat rentals. This is the only commercial facility on the lake. There is a small store, water ski, tubes and many fun tow-behind inflatables for rent, refreshments and fuel for sale at the marina. It is located at 575 Marina Rd. Chatsworth, GA 30705 706-276-4891 or
Phone: 706-276-4891

Mountain View Marina

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Lake Hiwassee is one of the most picturesque vacation retreats in the southeast. With most of its 163 miles of shoreline preserved by the Nantahala National Forest, Lake Hiwassee`s breathtaking beauty remains unspoiled. Quiet secluded coves and inlets provide excellent opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, or just relaxing and enjoying the view. From the spring`s mountain laurel to the glorious colors of fall, Lake Hiwassee`s engaging scenery can be enjoyed year round.
Location: Murphy, NC
Phone: 828-644-5451

Reel`em In Guide Service

One of the oldest and most professional guide services in Georgia, est. 2001. Offering guided fly-fishing for trout from mountain streams to valley rivers. We operate under a Guide/Outfitter Permit on the Chattahoochee National Forest. Our private waters include 7.5 miles of explosive reel stripping trophy trout! All gear is included and even lunch on a full day. Our guides are first-aid/CPR certified, and love to teach the "art of fly-fishing". No experience needed! Give us a call, we`ll hook you up! 706-273-0764
Phone: 706-273-0764

Lake Blue Ridge

3,290 acre lake has 100 miles of shoreline and a full service marina. This lake has many large beautiful houses lining the shoreline. There are Boating, Fishing, Public Beach, and picnic areas at Morganton Point. This has been called the best destination in Georgia for smallmouth bass. Other favorites found here are largemouth bass, spotted bass, white bass (April - Oct.), bream (May - June) and walleye (Feb. - Mar.) To help the native smallmouth bass, anglers are encouraged to keep their daily bag limit of the introduced spotted bass. Access just east of Blue Ridge off Hwy. 76. Boat ramps in Morganton off Hwy 76 and on Dry Branch Road. The marina address is 335 Marina Drive Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia