Lake Blue Ridge

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Delivery Drop-Off Location(s): Lakewood Landing Public Launch

Minimum Rental: 8 hours

Delivery Fee: $95

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General Information

Blue Ridge Reservoir is in the Chattahoochee National Forest of North Georgia. Located just two hours from both Atlanta and Chattanooga, Lake Blue Ridge is an excellent family vacation destination offering boating, jet skiing and many other outdoor activities.

The river is noted among fishermen for its sunfish, trout, and bass. When water is released from the Blue Ridge Dam to generate electricity, the river becomes a class I-II float through the Georgia hills. Besides providing power and recreational opportunities, Lake Blue Ridge also helps control flooding.

The construction of Blue Ridge Dam was begun in 1925 and completed in 1930. Blue Ridge Dam is 167 feet high and stretches 1,000 feet across the Toccoa River. The water level in Blue Ridge Reservoir varies from 30 to 35 feet in a normal year. Lake Blue Ridge has a flood-storage capacity of 68,500 acre-feet. The generating capacity of Blue Ridge Dam is 22,000 kilowatts of electricity. Blue Ridge is 11 miles long, 3,290 acres in size at normal summer pool and has approximately 65 miles of shoreline. Principal game fish include smallmouth and largemouth bass, bluegill, and walleye.

The lake is located Fannin County, Georgia and the closest towns are Blue Ridge and Morganton.

 

Delivery Drop-Off Location(s): Lakewood Landing Public Launch.(Directions: From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA 60; turn right and go 0.5 miles to Old Highway 76. Turn right, go 0.3 miles to entrance on left)

 

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