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Activities - Boating in North Georgia Mountain Lakes


The mountain lakes around Blue Ridge, Georgia, give boaters and fishermen plenty of opportunities to get on the water! Boating in North Georgia is made easier, thanks to Escape to Blue Ridge. We have many lakeside vacation cabins for easy access to Lake Blue Ridge and Lake Nottely. Be sure to explore Lake Blue Ridge, a 3,290-acre, crystal clear lake and Lake Nottely, a great fishing lake between Blue Ridge and Blairsville.

Nearby Marinas

Lake Blue Ridge Marina

Lake Nottely Marina

Young Harris Water Sports takes pride in having the most simple, yet effective motto around: best prices, best watercraft, and best service, guaranteed! For over twelve years, they’ve been offering top quality jet skis, ski boats, wakeboard boats, and fun at prices that are unmatched. They also provide you with delivery and unparalleled service from their trained staff that are water sports enthusiasts as well, trained at making your experience on the water the most exciting and memorable around. Call 706-896-0834.

Cozy Cove Marina - 3786 Nottely Dam Road, Blairsville, GA open daily from 8am to 7pm, provides gas on the lake, store/restaurant, boat slip rentals, and pontoon boat rentals ($225 full day from 9am to 6pm and $150 4 hour 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm). Call 706-745-2468 for pontoon rental reservations.

Mountain View Marina - 200 Dean Aldrich Dr, Murphy, NC
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lake Hiwassee is one of the most picturesque vacation retreats in the southeast. With most of its 163 miles of shoreline preserved by the Nantahala National Forest. Lake Hiwassee breathtaking beauty remains unspoiled. To access the relaxing waters of Lake Hiwassee, visit Mountain View Marina, our full service marina offers Pontoon Boats, Paddle Boards and Kayaks, long and short term slip rental, bait, boating supplies, snacks and drinks.

Lake Blue Ridge Boat Ramps

Morganton Point Recreation Area boat ramp

Lakewood Landing boat ramp near Morganton

Lake Blue Ridge Marina offers boat ramp access on a fee basis and they have boat rentals as well.

Lake Nottely Boat Ramps

Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division operated boat ramps:

Canal Lake - no fee, 1 lane, no dock, no restrooms, paved parking for 4 vehicles (longitude -84.00032 and latitude 34.88813). Click here for more info including maps and direction.

Jacks Creek - no fee, 2 lanes, no dock, no restrooms, paved parking for 20 vehicles (longitude -84.0758 and latitude 34.90897). Click here for more info including maps and direction.

State Recreation boat ramp:

Poteete Creek Recreation Area includes a boat ramp - just 13 miles north of Blairsville, Georgia off GA Hwy 325 (Nottely Dam Road) on Nottely Lake. Recreation area is open 4/1 to 11/1 from 6am to 10pm. The Poteete Creek recreation area has many picnic tables, swimming beach, restrooms, bath house and showers to freshen up after a swim.

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near Lake Blue Ridge and the Aska Adventure Area. We provide a great luxury cabin experience.