Why Kayaking Georgia’s Lake Chatuge Is Amazing

Kayak or Paddleboard Hiawassee Georgia’s Lake Chatuge for an amazing North Georgia adventure to a swinging rope, public beach, islands, and coves.


There are a few smaller islands on lake Chatuge. As you will see in the video at the bottom, we stopped at some islands and cooked ourselves a little meal before continuing.

Lake Chatuge

Surrounded By Mountains

Lake Chatuge is surrounded by mountains and is likely one of the most mountainous lakes in the southeast. You wouldn’t believe you’re in Georgia once you visit.

Lake Chatuge

Coves & Peninsulas

Lake Chatuge also has many coves and Peninsulas and could stop for a quick swim, relax, explore, etc. This peninsula had a long sandbar that was fun to traverse. The water feels great in the Georgia summer and the lake is more clean and clear than average.

Lake Chatuge

Hiawassee Public Beach

Along the journey, we stopped by the public beach briefly.

Lake Chatuge

Swinging Rope

Across the beach is one of the highlights of the voyage where we swung the swinging rope for about an hour. Considering its high elevation, this swinging rope was exhilarating!

Lake Chatuge

Lake Chatuge is a picturesque reservoir located in the Appalachian Mountains, straddling the border between Georgia and North Carolina. Created by the Chatuge Dam on the Hiwassee River, the lake covers approximately 7,050 acres and boasts over 130 miles of scenic shoreline. Surrounded by rolling hills and mountains, Lake Chatuge offers a tranquil retreat for residents and visitors alike. Popular activities on the lake include boating, fishing, water sports, and lakeside relaxation. The towns of Hiawassee in Georgia and Hayesville in North Carolina are situated along the lake, providing charming communities for those seeking both recreational and residential opportunities. With its clear blue waters and stunning mountain vistas, Lake Chatuge stands as a beloved destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking the peaceful beauty of the North Georgia and Western North Carolina region.

Hiking trails near Lake Chatuge

In case you’re interested in an adventure near the area. Check out High Shoals Falls here.

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