Lakes in Georgia

Looking for a vacation that will challenge your physical limits? Seeking an outdoor adventure that will amaze your mind? Then visit Georgia. There, you'll find all of the open-air action you could ask for. From standing in wonder before beautiful Amicalola Falls, touring the scenic wonder of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, panning for gold in Villa Rica or traversing the Appalachian Trail, Georgia has lots to offer visitors.

Thanks to more than 500,00 acres of reservoirs, Georgia is of particular interest to lake enthusiasts! Lake Walter F. George is one standout you won't want to miss, a 45,000-acre beauty known for water sports and deep-water fishing. For family- oriented fun, there's Hard Labor Creek in Hard Labor Creek State Park. It features a lovely lakeside beach, horseback riding, golf, hiking and other activities perfect for children and adults. Of course, much more water fun is available in Georgia! Be sure to check out other notable Georgia lakes and ponds.

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Featured lakes in Georgia

Blue Ridge Lake

Thanks to its clear-blue waters, Blue Ridge Lake is one of Georgia's most scenic mountain lakes. It was created in 1930 by the Blue Ridge Dam and later bought by the Tennessee Valley Authority for power generation. The Lake has a full-service marina and boat ramps. Swimming and picnicking are allowed, and more than 90 national forest campsites are located nearby.

Lake Sidney Lanier

Lake Sidney Lanier offers a wide variety of activites, including fishing, sailing, water sports, boating, horseback riding, hiking, camping and golf.

Lake Spivey

Lake Spivey, a 500-acre lake near Jonesboro, Georgia, in the Atlanta metro area is surrounded by premium residential real estate. Fishing, waterskiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, power boating, and tubing are all allowed at the lake, which has several marinas. The Reid Stevens Heritage Park and Wildlife Sanctuary lies north of the lake near Clayton County's International Park.


Popular Georgia lakes

Allatoona Lake
Aubrey Lake
Bennett Pond
Blue Ridge Lake
Carters Lake
Giddens Pond
Heart Pine Pond
High Falls Lake
J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir
Jackson Lake
Kirkland Millpond
Lake Burton
Lake Oconee
Lake Sidney Lanier
Lake Spivey
Little Ocmulgee Lake
Nottely Lake
Walter F George Reservoir
West Point Lake
Woodmen Youth Camp Lake


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