Lake Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge, Georgia has an abundance of places to cool down and get wet. Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River provide endless opportunities to have a great time in the beautiful natural beauty of the North Georgia Mountains.
Lake Blue Ridge is a 3,290-acre lake, providing over 100 miles of mostly public shoreline. The surrounding area has National Forest campsites, several boat ramps, a full service marina and public swimming and picnic areas, including Morganton Point and Lake Blue Ridge Recreation areas. Lake Blue Ridge is the only small-mouth bass lake in Georgia and the only lake in the state where you can catch a Muskie, a game fish of the Pike family. All kind of water adventures are available on Lake Blue Ridge from fishing to pontoon boating, waterskiing, kayaking or just picnicing and relaxing on the shores of this gorgeous mountain lake.
Lake Blue Ridge Recreation Area Free Boat Ramp Located two miles from the intersection of Hwy. 76 and Aska Road, the Lake Blue Ridge Recreation Area is a U.S. Forest Service passive recreation area with a nice view of Lake Blue Ridge and a free boat ramp. The area is also a good place for quiet walks and easy bike rides. Turn left on Dry Branch Road and follow less than one mile.
Morganton Point is the place to take the kids to the “beach” on Lake Blue Ridge. The recreation area offers a boat ramp, 43 unit campground and a picnic area with a covered pavilion for family gatherings. The beach area has a conces- sion, kayak rentals, public bathrooms and showers. Open April through the end of October. From the intersection of Hwy 515 and Hwy 5 (McDonalds) in Blue Ridge, follow Hwy 515 East approximately 4 miles to the traffic light at Hwy 60. Turn right and go to the stop sign; then turn left on Hwy 60. Go 1.5 miles into Morganton and turn right on Lake Drive which will take you to the park entrance in approximately .5 miles.
Lake Blue Ridge Dam, one of the largest earth dams in North America, was built in 1930. Lake Blue Ridge has 100 miles of shoreline, 80% of which is National Forest land. The lake and dam are operated by the Tennesee Valley Authority. Below the dam is a good access point for trout fishing.
Located on Old Highway 76, the Lake Blue Ridge Marina offers boat sales and storage, pontoon, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, boat ramp, marina store and snack bar.