The North Georgia Mountains are full of activities and attractions perfect for those who want to get away from the bustle of everyday life and take it easy in a beautiful setting. Hiking and biking are always great pastimes to enjoy while soaking in the lovely surroundings. However, during the warmer months, hitting the water becomes more popular as many people visit one of wonderful North Georgia lakes in the area. All of these lakes a picturesque and give visitors the chance to unwind on the water with a multitude of activities. Whether you like boating, skiing, tubing, wake boarding, or just relaxing by the shore, give these North Georgia Lakes a shot during your next getaway to Glen-Ella Springs.
One of our favorite North Georgia lakes is Lake Rabun. Lake Rabun is 835 acres and has 25 miles of shoreline to enjoy. This twisty lake is actually a reservoir owned and operated by the Georgia Power Company. Lake Rabun is the perfect place to go boating or water skiing and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the gorgeous North Georgia weather. Each year Lake Rabun also hosts a Fourth of July celebration featuring a wooden boat parade as well as the Rabun Ramble Road Race.
Lake Burton is another one of the North Georgia lakes you should consider visiting. It is a reservoir that covers 2,775 acres and has 26 miles of shoreline located in Rabun County. The lake is great for boating and fishing with fish species such as spotted bass white bass, largemouth bass, white catfish, brown trout, rainbow trout, and yellow perch.
Lake Lanier, like many of these North Georgia lakes, is a reservoir. It was created when Buford Dam was completed on the Chattahoochee River, and it also receives water from the Chesatee River. Named after poet Sidney Lanier, the lake is popular among jetskiers and boaters during the summer. There are several marinas on the lake and the Lake Lanier Islands waterpark provides many recreation opportunities. If you watched the Summer Olympics in 1996, then you might recognize Lake Lanier from the rowing and sprint conoeing events.
Another one of the North Georgia lakes that is a reservoir, Lake Allatoona is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It serves many purposes including flood control, power generation, water supply, fish and wildlife management, and of course, recreation!
While you’re deciding what to do when you visit your favorite North Georgia lakes, be sure to book a stay at Glen-Ella Springs. Our location in the North Georgia Mountains means we’re the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation. Our Clarkesville, GA inn has guest rooms and suites with the ideal combination of rustic charm and modern amenities to keep you in the utmost comfort during your time with us. And our Restaurant is one of the top dining destinations in Georgia, so you won’t have to leave the property to experience freshly prepared and innovated fine cuisine! When you choose Glen-Ella Springs for your North Georgia Mountain getaway, you’re sure to have a memorable time!