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6 Epic Lakes for Boating In Georgia

boating in Georgia
Lake Hartwell, taken by Curtis Palmer. No changes.

One of the best things about the summer is getting to enjoy the water. Sure you can go boating other times of the year, but swimming is out of the question and the temperatures won’t be so great. Here are six of the best lakes to go boating in Georgia this summer.

Clark Hill Lake.

Located at the border between Georgia and South Carolina, this reservoir is perfect for a day of relaxation and sunshine.

Lake Chatuge

Enjoy picture perfect sunsets on this beautiful lake located near Hiawassee, Georgia.

Lake Hartwell

This is one of the southeast’s most popular and largest recreational lakes. There are plenty of local campgrounds and cabins to easily turn this lake destination into a dream vacation.

Lake Yonah

If you love not only boating, but fishing too, this lake located on the Tugaloo River will deliver largemouth bass along with crappie and catfish.

Carters Lake

For a little bit of everything—boating, camping, hiking, fishing—head to Carters Lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is one of the deepest reservoirs in the state.

Lake Blackshear

This man-made lake on the Flint River offers breathtaking sunsets and abundant natural beauty. This is the perfect spot for a family picnic or romantic lakeside stroll.

5 Best Boating Lakes near Atlanta

West Point Lake, James Emery
West Point Lake, taken by James Emery. No changes.

Nothing can quite capture the joy, relaxation, and fun of spending a day out on the water. If you’re looking for some boating fun here in Georgia, here are the five best boating lakes near Atlanta and Morrow, Georgia.

  1. Lake Allatoona. Just 40 minutes north of Atlanta, you’ll find this beautiful gem of a lake. It offers numerous boating amenities including docks and marinas. You can enjoy sailing, wind surging, or power boating.
  2. Lake Lanier. Another beautiful lake is Lake Lanier just 45 minutes north of Atlanta. This lake was even used for rowing and kayaking events during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
  3. Lake Jackson. This lake is operated by the Georgia Power Company and is popular during the summer with boaters and skiers. You’ll be able catch a big haul of crapper, spotted bass, and more.
  4. West Point Lake. Straddling the Georgia-Alabama border is the beautiful West Point Lake. It offers 500 miles of shoreline and is a great place of boating and other water sports.
  5. Lake Oconee. This relatively shallow lake is a great place for a wide range of water activities, including fishing, boating, water skiing, and more. It is located just over an hour east of Morrow.

What is your favorite lake in the Atlanta area?