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LAKE BLUE RIDGE
Lake Blue Ridge was originally named Lake Toccoa until it became Lake Blue Ridge in 1934.
Approximately 90 minutes from Atlanta, Lake Blue Ridge is 11 miles long with over 65 miles of shoreline. Lake Blue Ridge is a Blue Ridge home for many species of fish. With over 75 percent of the Lake Blue Ridge shoreline being undeveloped, it is a recreation area for all nature and outdoor lovers.
Many hiking trails in the area follow the Lake Blue Ridge shoreline or wind along the ridges above this pristine lake. Public camping areas, beaches, and a marina are all featured on this gorgeous North Georgia lake, sparkling North Georgia Mountains lake.
Morganton Point on Lake Blue Ridge
Morganton Point Beach is a great place to enjoy the beauty of Lake Blue Ridge and the surrounding scenery of the North Georgia Mountains. Offers a nice beach with swimming facilities.
Directions: From McDonald's restaurant in Blue Ridge at the intersection of GA Hwy. 515 and GA Hwy. 5, take GA Hwy. 515 east heading towards Blairsville for approximately 4.5 miles to traffic light and junction with GA Hwy. 60. Turn right on GA Hwy. 60. Continue on Hwy. 60 for 1.5 miles into Morganton. Turn right and follow sign about ½ mile to campground entrance on left. Fee station is on right at entrance of campground next to campground host site.
Pontoon Rentals and fishing boat rentals.
Lake Blue Ridge Marina features pontoon and fishing boat rentals. You can enjoy your own fishing trips without the inconvenience of towing your own boat while on vacation. Lake fishing can also be enjoyed at many of the public lakefront public areas.
Green Mountain Trail located along the shores of Lake Blue Ridge is an easy 3.3 mile hike overlooking Lake Blue Ridge and even at times follows arts of the Lake Blue Ridge shoreline. This year round hiking trail showcases the pcituresque Blue Ridge Mountains in every season. A United States Forest Service maintained parking area off Aska Road is the trailhead.
Lake Blue Ridge Trail is a good trail to enjoy the view of Lake Blue Ridge. This easy 0.6 mile trail is perfect for families and young children. This trail is a fairly flat loop that begins by following the shoreline of Lake Blue Ridge. This trail begins in Fannin County just off Dry Branch road in the Blue Ridge Recreation Area.
Eyes on Wildlife Trail is 1.3 miles of easy trail and located near Coopers Creek. This trail features pristine mountain streams, heavy forests, mountain ridges, wildlife and North Georgia Mountains vegetation. The trail head is located .5 mile south of Coopers Creek Campground in Blue Ridge Georgia.
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