Lakeside Serenity: A Guide To Hiawassee’s Lake Chatuge

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Lake Chatuge

Looking for a place of reflection and solitude where you can escape the average hustle and bustle of life? Lake Chatuge located in the center of Towns County offers a multitude of lakeside recreation possibilities. Take an adventure with your loved ones to this breathtaking location and find a scenic spot for a picnic, take a boat trip, or hike around the lake. The adventure doesn’t end there as you can spend time exploring the local amenities in the surrounding city of Hiawassee.

Exploring The Lake

Beyond merely being a picturesque getaway, Lake Chatuge offers more. It is a haven for those who enjoy the outdoors and the environment. The lake’s immaculate waters support a thriving environment and are a source of peace.

While taking in the magnificence of the lake ponder the delicate web of life nestled within and around its waters. Take some time to watch a multitude of birds who call the lake and its surroundings home. Some species that have been spotted include our state bird the Brown Thrasher, Blue Jays, Herons, Bald Eagles and many more. Inside its waters you can find the hybrid bass, walleye, and bluegill swimming.

Recreational Activities


Local marina’s offer easily accessible boat launches as well as pontoon boats, fishing boats and ski boat rentals. To fully experience the beauty of Towns County lake, consider delving into the lake’s water on a kayak or go paddle boarding. Regardless of the craft you choose, ensure a safe and fun experience for both yourself and the environment by  learning about proper boat maintenance and navigation techniques.


The Lake has more than thirty species of fish – bass, crappie, sunfish, and more. If you are going to fish, be careful and adhere to sustainable fishing methods such as Rod and reel which catches one fish at a time. Be sure to release the smaller fish back into the lake and be mindful of seasonal limitations to help maintain the fragile natural balance of the lake.

Lakeside Picnics

After a long day spent at the Towns County lake, find one of the many spots near the shore to sit back, relax and enjoy a picnic with friends and family. Enjoy the serene sounds of waves crashing on the shore, the trilling of birds as you relax and refuel for the rest of the day. This is an ideal way to wind down for those who love to take a mindful break.

Local Attractions & Facilities

Hiawassee offers something for everyone. Visit the historical sites and museums such as the Towns County Veterans Memorial Park, Old Rock Jail, Brasstown Bald, and Bell Mountain to learn more about our area and its rich culture.

Unveiling Local Flavors

Indulge your taste buds in the fresh flavors of the towns of Hiawassee’s culinary scene. You can explore local eateries and farm-to-table establishments. Taste freshly caught trout prepared with traditional Southern flair or savor farm-fresh produce. Enjoy the ambiance of cafes serving up hearty breakfasts to cozy diners offering comfort food classics. The culinary culture in the towns of Hiawassee offers something to satisfy every appetite.

Don’t skip the chance to enjoy artisanal wines or craft brews made locally. Take the sips infused with the essence of the surrounding landscape. Exploring the local flavors of Hiawassee promises a deliciously memorable experience.

The End Note

Visitors can find relaxation and an opportunity to learn and grow in the peaceful environment of Lake Chatuge. As you bid farewell to this serene Towns County lake, carry the memories of pristine waters until your return.