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Here are the 40 lakes we have listed within USA > South > Georgia - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Lake Chatuge
(Georgia, USA / North Carolina, USA)
1,926 Lake Chatuge Pictures Also known as: Chatuge Lake, Chatuge Reservoir
Beautiful Lake Chatuge (pronounced "sha-toog") spans 7200 acres and two states, stretching 13 miles from Hayesville, North Carolina, to Hiawassee, Georgia. From the Cherokee for "land where the waters meet," Lake Chatuge offers spectacular views of both the Tusquitee Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. ...
Lake Burton
(Georgia, USA)
1,865 Lake Burton Pictures Lake Burton Message Forums Lake Burton is the first and largest reservoir in a series of lakes managed by Georgia Power Company, called the North Georgia Hydro Group. Its 2,775 acres and 62 miles of shoreline are nestled in a deep valley of the Appalachian Mountains providing a multitude of coves and shoreline locations for scenic ...
Lake Nottely
(Georgia, USA)
1,776 Also known as: Nottely Reservoir
Lake Nottely is one of the best kept secrets in Georgia. The small mountain lake with deep clear water is just two hours from Atlanta, yet most water enthusiasts have not discovered it. About 70 percent of the shoreline is United States Forest Service lands, making boating the 4,180 acre lake a scenic ...
Lake Seed
(Georgia, USA)
1,752 Lake Seed Message Forums Also known as: Seed Lake, Lake Nacoochee
If you're looking for the perfect spot for a getaway vacation in the Northeast Georgia Mountain region, you need look no farther than Lake Seed. It's all here: beautiful mountain vistas, early frontier history, whitewater adventures and quiet Lake Seed for fishing, watersports and lakefront living. ...
Blue Ridge Lake
(Georgia, USA)
1,690 Blue Ridge Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Reservoir
Located some 90 miles north of Atlanta and near Blue Ridge, Georgia, Blue Ridge Lake has all the desirable qualities for lovers of outdoor excitement and adventure. Visitors sightseeing down the Georgia Mountain Parkway (southern portion named Zell Miller Mountain Parkway) will pass within a few miles ...
Lake Rabun
(Georgia, USA)
1,690 Lake Rabun Pictures Lake Rabun Message Forums Also known as: Rabun Reservoir
Lake Rabun is an 834-acre serpentine shaped lake created by the Georgia Railway and Power Company (now Georgia Power) in 1915 for water storage and eventual hydroelectric power generation. It is a short, pleasant drive from Clayton, Georgia, northeast of Macon. Recreation is a significant side benefit ...
Lake Petit
(Georgia, USA)
1,538 Lake Petit Pictures Lake Petit Message Forums Also known as: Big Canoe- Lake Petit, Lake Sconti, Lake Disharoon
Lake Petit, Lake Sconti, and Lake Disharoon are located in Georgia's premier mountain community known as Big Canoe. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Big Canoe was called the Enchanted Land by Native Americans. Seven of Georgia's largest mountain peaks cradle the resort community, while the sparkling ...
Lake Laceola
(Georgia, USA)
1,430 Lake Laceola Message Forums Surrounded by the attractiveness of wild azaleas, laurel and forest woods, Lake Laceola lies in the mountains of Northeast Georgia in the town of Cleveland. Adjacent to the Yonah Wilderness Area and the Chattahoochee National Forest, Lake Laceola is a private lake community, boasting breathtaking views ...
Carters Lake
(Georgia, USA)
1,074 Carters Lake Pictures Positioned at the south end of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia, Carters Lake is a small, deep lake with a little over 60 miles of shoreline and approximately 3,220 acres of clear water. It is one of Georgia's newest Great Lakes, offering plenty of traditional lake activities like ...
Lake Lanier
(Georgia, USA)
1,071 Lake Lanier Pictures Also known as: Lake Sidney Lanier
Lake Sidney Lanier, better known as Lake Lanier, stretches out over 38,000 acres and 692 miles of shoreline along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northeast Georgia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created Lake Lanier during the 1950's by constructing the Buford Dam and impounding the Chattahoochee ...
Lake Tara
(Georgia, USA)
1,043 Lake Tara Pictures Lake Tara Message Forums Also known as: Treasure Lake
Lake Tara near Villa Rica, Georgia in Carroll County is only 30 minutes west of Atlanta. Although many maps and some older residents refer to it as Treasure Lake, the lake and community are now called Lake Tara; to continue with the "Gone With the Wind" theme, two other nearby lakes are called Lake ...
Lake Arrowhead
(Georgia, USA)
1,020 Lake Arrowhead Pictures Lake Arrowhead Message Forums Imagine verdant forests and alluring mountain peaks reflected off crystal clear, Georgia spring-fed water - and you're picturing Lake Arrowhead. This private lake is tucked in the outskirts of Metro-Atlanta's Cherokee County. Its name can be attributed to both its physical shape resembling an arrowhead, ...
Lake Sovereign
(Georgia, USA)
884 Lake Sovereign Message Forums Lake Sovereign, in Georgia's Historic High Country Region , is more than a lake; it's a way of life. Thirty-eight-acre Lake Sovereign is the centerpiece of a lovely upscale community only 45 minutes north of Atlanta. The community is one of several off famed Sixes Road outside of Holly Springs, Georgia ...
Lake Acworth
(Georgia, USA)
840 Lake Acworth Message Forums Also known as: Acworth Lake
Lake Acworth is built for fun! There are three family-friendly parks surrounding Lake Acworth designed for lake enthusiasts to paddle, picnic and play the day away. Located in the community of Acworth, city residents are a short 35-mile commute northwest of Atlanta. Found in Georgia's Atlanta Metro ...
Lake Allatoona
(Georgia, USA)
840 Lake Allatoona Pictures Lake Allatoona Message Forums Also known as: Allatoona Lake
Lake Allatoona, located northwest of Atlanta, is one of the most visited Army Corps of Engineers lakes in the United States. With a shoreline of 270 miles, visitors may enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities, such as boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, camping, hiking, hunting, and water ...
Lake Spivey
(Georgia, USA)
773 Lake Spivey Pictures Lake Spivey Message Forums One of the most sought-after addresses in the Atlanta Metro Region is Lake Spivey. The approximately 500-acre lake east of Jonesboro originated in 1957 when Dr Walter Spivey and his wife built a dam across Rum Creek on property they purchased here. The property, previously a cattle farm and later a ...
Dog River Reservoir
(Georgia, USA)
760 Dog River Reservoir Pictures Dog River Reservoir Message Forums Dog River Reservoir, located in the Atlanta Metro Region of Georgia, was built in 1992 and became the largest water improvement project in Douglas County. Built to counteract the effects of the polluted Chattahoochee River, the reservoir is the major water source for the area. Managed by the Douglasville-Douglas ...
Lake Walton
(Georgia, USA)
702 Lake Walton Message Forums Tucked away in Georgia's Historic Heartland Region, Lake Walton typifies the kind of understated elegance that Georgia does so well. A relatively new lake, with lovely upscale homes in gated communities, Lake Walton is located in Walton County about 40 miles east of Atlanta and 30 miles southwest of ...
Bear Creek Reservoir
(Georgia, USA)
695 Bear Creek Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Bear Creek Lake
Bear Creek Reservoir is an infant as far as reservoirs go; it was completed and dedicated in 2002. In August 2009 anglers and boaters finally had a place to put in their crafts as construction of a public boat ramp was finally completed. Now the 505 acre lake is well on its way to becoming a fixture ...
Hartwell Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
660 Hartwell Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Hartwell
So large it covers parts of six counties in two states, Lake Hartwell draws millions of visitors a year to play on its 56,000 acres of water. With plenty of water for boating, water skiing and fishing, it has become one of the most popular recreation lakes in the southeast. Lake Hartwell in the Northeast ...
West Point Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
635 West Point Lake Pictures West Point Lake Message Forums West Point Lake, located on the Alabama-Georgia border just north of I-85, stretches 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River. The 25,900-acre reservoir with 525 miles of shoreline is a popular recreational hot spot. Recreational activities on West Point Lake include fishing, camping, boating, swimming, ...
High Falls Lake
(Georgia, USA)
587 High Falls Lake Pictures High Falls Lake Message Forums High Falls Lake is a beautiful 650-acre lake hidden in the dense pine woods of Monroe County, Georgia. Located between the cities of Macon and Atlanta, adjoining High Falls State Park and its unique rocky landscape provide a perfect setting for fishing, camping, boating and hiking. The main attraction ...
Weiss Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
564 Weiss Lake Pictures Weiss Lake Message Forums The self proclaimed "Crappie Capital of the World," Weiss Lake is a fantastic destination for anglers and the entire family. The lake is in Cherokee County in northeastern Alabama near the Georgia border. The headwaters of the Coosa River start in northwest Georgia, and Weiss Lake is accessible from ...
Lake Jackson
(Georgia, USA)
528 Lake Jackson Message Forums Also known as: Jackson Lake
Lake Jackson's 4,750 surface acres are ideally located some 44 miles southeast of Atlanta, Georgia for a pleasant weekend or longer of fishing and boating. It is one of the oldest reservoirs in Georgia and has served as a wonderful recreational outdoor destination for Atlanta residents and visitors ...
Lake Harding
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
521 Lake Harding Pictures Lake Harding Message Forums Also known as: Bartlett's Ferry Reservoir, Bartlett's Ferry Lake
Stretching 13 miles along the border between Georgia and Alabama, Lake Harding has almost 6,000 acres of water for boating, water skiing and fishing. Also known as Bartlett's Ferry Lake or Bartlett's Ferry Reservoir, the lake is in the River Heritage Region of Alabama and the Presidential Pathways ...
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