NC, GA and TN Area Lakes
NC, GA and TN Area Lakes
Fontana 10,230 ac 236 miles of shoreline
Nantahala 1,605 ac 30 miles of shoreline
Hiwassee 6,280 ac 162.5 miles shoreline, 22 miles long
Chatuge 7,150 acres
Santeelah 2,850 acres
Apalachian 1,000 acres
Campbell 80 acres
Wells Lake 20 acres
Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina is Appalachia Lake. This beautiful lake has 31 miles of shoreline and over 1,000 acres of water. Most of the shoreline is preserved by Nantahala National Forest with no developed recreation areas making it an excellent place to seek solitude. It is ideal for canoes and kayaks, but can easily accommodate a sport boat. Game fish in Appalachia Lake include small mouth and large mouth bass, white bass, walleye and trout.
Lake Blue Ridge
Lake Blue Ridge is one of North Georgia’s most beautiful mountain lakes with 65 miles of shoreline. Most of the lake is located within the Chattahoochee National Forest and is managed by the USDA Forest Service. Bass, bream, catfish, perch, and crappie call this lake home. Additionally, Walleye can be caught here and it’s of the few lakes south of The Great Lakes where that can be accomplished. There are numerous facilities on the lake including campsites, public swimming and picnic areas, boat ramps, and a full-service marina.
Located on the Hiwassee River in western North Carolina the reservoir is 13 miles long and extends into North Georgia. Thousands of visitors come each year for the sport fishing this lake offers. Try your luck catching any of the 32 species of fish such as small mouth bass, large mouth bass, spotted bass, striped white bass, sunfish and crappie. Some facilities include a boat ramp, boat rentals, camping, picnicking, and you can even play a round of golf.
Lake Hiwassee is located on the Hiwassee River in Murphy NC of Western North Carolina and is primarily fed by the Hiwassee, Nottely, and Valley rivers. The lake is surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest which offers stunning scenery and has almost 180 miles of shoreline and more than 200 feet deep in places. Several recreation areas allow public access to the lake with boat ramps, camping, hiking trails and picnic areas.
Nantahala Lake is located in the Wayah Ranger District in Macon County, North Carolina. Some of the shoreline is publicly owned and is managed by the Nantahala National Forest and while the lake is regulated and maintained by Duke Power Company. There is one public boat ramp. Fish in the lake include walleye, crappie, sunfish, trout, bass, and is one of the few lakes in the Unites States clear and cold enough to support salmon.
Lake Nottely is located in Georgia within the Chattahoochee National Forest with 106 miles of shoreline. It is a popular place for fishing and boasts two marinas and several public boat ramps. There is a beach with a swimming area, campground, and picnic facilities.