Blue Ridge Lake

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Blue Ridge Lake

Georgia

(828) 837-7395

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Things To Do

Overview

Blue Ridge Dam was constructed on the Toccoa River in 1930 by the Toccoa Electric Power Company, a subsidiary of the Tennessee Electric Power Company. TVA purchased the facility in 1939 for hydroelectric power production. The lake is entirely within Fannin County, Georgia, and the closest towns are Blue Ridge and Morganton. Blue Ridge is 11 miles long, 3,290 acres in size at normal summer pool and has approximately 65 miles of shoreline. The Chattahoochee National Forest borders part of the lake. Principal game fish include smallmouth and largemouth bass, bluegill, and walleye.

Map of Blue Ridge Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 34.871390, -84.280845

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Activities

  • Boating

    Below the dam, a launch site for canoes and kayaks allow visitors to take advantage of the Class I-II float created on the Toccoa River when water is released from the Blue Ridge Dam.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Contact park for Auto/motorcycle touring oppurtunities.

  • Camping

    In the BlueRidge Recreation are there are campsite without elctricity/water. Backcountry camping is prohibited on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Fishing

    Anglers can enjoy casting a line for the lake's sunfish, trout, small and largemouth bass, and walleye.

  • Hiking

    Miscellaneous trails located around the Blue Ridge Recreation area.

  • Historic Sites

    Besides providing power and recreational opportunities, Blue Ridge also helps control flooding.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is permitted.

  • Hunting

    Contatc park regarding hunting rules and regulations.

  • Picnicking

    A shaded picnic area is available to visitors near the powerhouse.

  • Water Sports

    Canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are popular water sports.

Directions

Driving

From Chattanooga, go north on 1-75 and take take exit 20, Highway 64 East. Follow 64E to Ducktown, take Highway 68 South through McCaysville, GA to Blue Ridge Lake.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(828) 837-7395

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