When you’re in Georgia, you’re not far from a major body of water, perfect for boating. From Lake Sidney Lanier, known as Georgia’s Great Lake, to Clarks Hill Lake, the third-largest artificial lake east of the Mississippi, and many other lakes in between, you can live the boating life practically year-round. And don’t forget Georgia’s Coast, where you can take a boat into the Atlantic Ocean and ride the waves.
Explore Gainesville’s Upper Lanier Water Trail by Kayak! Five lake parks within Gainesville serve as the perfect launch, landing or stopover site for avid or beginning paddlers. This 14 mile section of Lake Lanier is a continuation of the Upper Chattahoochee River Water Trail.
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Recreational area with 32 RV sites: 30-amp electric hook-ups, water, fire ring, picnic table, deck and dump station; 25 primitive camping sites with restrooms and showers; lake, swimming and beach area, playgrounds, picnic pavilion, boat launch, john boat rentals, and a 1.5 mile nature trail. Pet friendly.
Located on beautiful Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia. They offer accommodations for a family vacation or a romantic getaway. Also offering a full service marina (200 covered wet slips and certified marine mechanical services) and boat rentals (canoe, kayak and pontoon).
This 48-mile stretch of trout water begins at the base of Buford Dam, near Lake Lanier. The river is home to brown and rainbow trout; yellow perch; large-mouth, striped and shoal bass, chain pickerel, bream, catfish and crappie. From Buford Dam to Georgia 500, 19 public accesspoints offer bank access, wading and boating. Restriction: The upper port
The mountain is similar to both Stone Mountain and Heritage Area sister, Arabia Mountain but unlike either, it has never been quarried. Today, the park has expanded to more than 1,600 acres and includes lakes, a former golf course now returned to nature and early settler homesteads.
Experience Georgia's #1 campground - as rated by Woodall's,locatedintheheartofstate's most popular attraction. We have 431 campsites - 202 with full hook-ups (water/electric/sewer) for R Vs; 191 partial hook-ups (water/electric) for tents, pop-ups and R Vs; plus 56 primitive tent sites.
Bull River Cruises specializes in group tours exploring the natural beauty and history of Coastal Georgia. From the Barrier Islands to the black water inland rivers, the Island Explorer - a 42-passenger excursion vessel - and the Island Express - 2-20-passenger vessel - provides a unique experience, not soon forgotten.
Operated by Carroll County, John Tanner Park is best known for its large sand swimming beach. It is a recreational haven for water lovers looking for boating and fishing, and for land-lovers who want to camp, picnic, play mini-golf, volleyball or horseshoes, or hike the nature trail.
The Seventy-four Ranch is the most unique bed and breakfast in North Georgia featuring the Old West ranch experience in wide open spaces to enjoy, with genuine cowboys, trail rides, cookouts, campfires, boating, fishing, cattle, baby animals and much more in an authentic historic setting filled with beautiful antiques.
Swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing on Lake Hartwell are prime reasons to visit Hart Outdoor Recreation Area in northeast Georgia. The park's boat ramps and docks offer easy access to all water sports. Visitors can also enjoy hiking/biking trails and a children's playground.
Habersham, home to both the Chattahoochee and Soque Rivers, boasts the best fishing east of the Mississippi. The 30-mile Soque starts and ends in Habersham County, feeding into the Chattahoochee. The Soque is a favorite among fly fishermen. It is not uncommon for anglers to catch a 30+ inch trout.