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Here are the 19 lakes we have listed within USA > South > Georgia - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Hartwell Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
2,550,000 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 ...
Lake Lanier
(Georgia, USA)
1,957,000 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 ...
J. Strom Thurmond Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
1,730,000 J. Strom Thurmond Lake Pictures J. Strom Thurmond Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Strom Thurmond, J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir, Clarks Hill Lake, Thurmond Lake
J. Strom Thurmond Lake, aka Clarks Hill Lake, holds the title of second largest artificial lake east of the Mississippi River. Straddling the Georgia-South Carolina border, the lake encompasses a mind-boggling surface area of 71,000 acres, and welcomes millions of visitors per year. This enormous body ...
Richard B. Russell Lake
(Georgia, USA / South Carolina, USA)
1,066,000 Richard B. Russell Lake Pictures Richard B. Russell Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Russell
Richard B. Russell Lake, sometimes nicknamed Lake Russell, claims 26,650 sparkling acres and 540 miles of shoreline on the Georgia-South Carolina state line. This expansive lake straddles Georgia's Northeast Mountains region and South Carolina's Old 96 District. Like many lakes in the area, Lake Russell ...
Walter F. George Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
934,400 Walter F. George Lake Message Forums Also known as: Eufaula Lake, Walter F. George Reservoir, Lake Chattahoochee
Walter F. George Lake straddles 85 miles of the Georgia/Alabama border along the Chattahoochee River. Visitors will see varying names for the lake depending on which road they arrive on or which map they use. Some will see Lake Eufaula, others will see Walter F. George Reservoir. The U.S. Army Corp ...
West Point Lake
(Alabama, USA / Georgia, USA)
604,527 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, ...
Lake Oconee
(Georgia, USA)
470,000 Lake Oconee Pictures Lake Oconee Message Forums Lake Oconee takes its name from a group of Creek Indians that long ago lived close to Georgia's Oconee River basin. "Oconee" is purported to mean "great waters." It is an apt name to describe the vast water body with a surface area of about 18,971 acres. Lake Oconee is Georgia's second largest lake ...
Carters Lake
(Georgia, USA)
383,600 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 Allatoona
(Georgia, USA)
367,500 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 Sinclair
(Georgia, USA)
330,000 Lake Sinclair Pictures Lake Sinclair Message Forums Also known as: Sinclair Lake
With 15,330 acres of sparkling water against the backdrop of the Oconee National Forest, Lake Sinclair in Georgia is an outdoor enthusiast's premier destination. Located in both the Historic Heartland and Classic South tourist areas of Georgia, Putnam County, Baldwin County, and Hancock County all ...
Lake Burton
(Georgia, USA)
103,000 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 Blackshear
(Georgia, USA)
88,641 Lake Blackshear Pictures One of the best-kept secrets in southwest Georgia is Lake Blackshear. Conveniently located two hours south of Atlanta and 99 miles from Florida off I-75, Lake Blackshear is a sports paradise for residents and visitors alike. The lake was created in 1930 by damming of the Flint River to provide low-cost ...
Blue Ridge Lake
(Georgia, USA)
68,550 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 Chatuge
(Georgia, USA / North Carolina, USA)
62,619 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 Nottely
(Georgia, USA)
61,588 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 Tobesofkee
(Georgia, USA)
40,250 Lake Tobesofkee Message Forums Colorful sailboats dot a watery landscape as bright splashes of reds, yellows and blues weave gently through the waters at Lake Tobesofkee. Boaters enjoy the wind whipping at their sails, taking them in and out of bright orange buoys. The lake helps keep up the pace for boating, fishing or beach fun ...
Lake Rabun
(Georgia, USA)
21,900 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 ...
Dog River Reservoir
(Georgia, USA)
16,695 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 ...
Bear Creek Reservoir
(Georgia, USA)
15,344 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 ...

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