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Lake Chatuge Welcomes You

Summer has finally arrived on the shores of Lake Chatuge. Our perfect little oasis, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, is ready to welcome the season, and all if its visitors. With our wide-open spaces, ample outdoor activities, wonderful dining and comfortable and clean lodging options, all of which comply with current CDC standards, Lake Chatuge is the best, safest place to spend your summer.

Being surrounded by beautiful mountains means Lake Chatuge is full of outdoor spaces to naturally social distance. Hiking trails crisscross the entire area, providing a variety of adventures for the most novice of hikers and the most experienced. Hike part of Appalachian Trail, one of the country’s most famous. Hike the Miller Trek at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa, which offers more than nine miles of interpretive hiking trails. Explore many of the stunning waterfalls that are just a short distance outside of town. There are at least eight designated trail units and several stunning waterfalls to explore around the borders of Lake Chatuge, each offering a unique way to spend time as a family, connect with nature and remain socially distant and safe.

Lake Chatuge is also the perfect place to practice your swing. Brasstown Valley Resort is home to the Brasstown Valley Golf Course, one of Georgia’s top courses according to Golf Digest. This beautiful course offers unparalleled views of the area’s stunning mountain peaks and valleys, the glittering lake that anchors the town and dense forests teeming with native wildlife. The courses at Lake Chatuge accommodate all skill levels, from the most novice of golfer to the pros.

The lake itself, our city’s crown jewel, is the safest and most refreshing place to cool off. The lake’s 130-mile shoreline is dotted with natural coves, inlets and hideouts. Grab a kayak or canoe for a gentle paddle through Lake Chatuge’s sparkling waters. Bring your own boat, or rent one from the many watercraft rental facilities in the area, for a high-speed adventure. Splash safely and stay cool in designated swimming areas. Grab a fishing pole and spend a calm morning on the water catching the bass that make our lake famous. There’s so much to do and explore in the waters of Lake Chatuge. Boat rentals are limited and reserved on a first come, first serve basis. It is recommended that any who want to rent a watercraft make reservations up to two weeks in advance.

We have good taste at Lake Chatuge. Whether enjoying a delicious glass of locally made wine, or dining at any of our wonderful restaurants, you’re sure to find flavors you love. Many of our restaurants and vineyards offer outdoor seating, allowing for more natural social distancing and stunning views of either the vast mountain landscape or the shores of our lake. Enjoy a cool mountain breeze when you dine outdoors at Brassie’s Bar & Grill. Sip on a delicious glass of wine and take in a local band at Crane Creek Vineyards. These are just a few of the many options that await you in Lake Chatuge.

There are plenty of places to rest your head after a long day exploring all that we have to offer. Reserve a spot at one of our many campsites. Rent a cabin big enough for the entire family. Take advantage of the multiple room options at Brasstown Valley Resort, which range from standard rooms to full sized cabin rentals. All lodging options strictly follow current CDC guidelines and standards for cleanliness and safety.

Whether you’re coming to our beautiful slice of mountain life for your first visit, or your fiftieth, Lake Chatuge welcomes you. Welcome home. Welcome back. And for you first timers, know that you’re already family to us. We’re excited to have you explore, relax and enjoy all that Lake Chatuge has to offer.

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