The Prettiest Lakes in North Georgia

North Georgia is known for its awe-inspiring mountains, sprawling vineyards, world-class whitewater rafting, and absorbing history. That being said, most travelers overlook the sheer beauty of the state’s many lakes, most of which lie north of bustling Atlanta inside the dense, foggy Chattahoochee National Forest. In fact, several of our finest vacation homes here at Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals overlook a body of water. Whether you’re an amateur photographer, a boater, or a paddler of some sort, you’ll be happy to hear that Ellijay is just a short drive from four of the prettiest lakes in North Georgia.

Ranking the 4 Prettiest Lakes in North Georgia
No, Georgia isn’t the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” But, most of the lakes in North Georgia are surrounded by lush, vibrant mountains. The majority of these bodies of water are ideal for all types of boating, fishing, and paddling. And, thanks to the warm weather, there’s never an offseason for aquatic adventure here in the Peach State. Keep reading to learn more about the four prettiest lakes in North Georgia.

Lake Nottely
While Lake Nottely isn’t a household name like Blue Ridge or Carters, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most breathtaking lakes in North Georgia (and beyond). Lake Nottely spans nearly 4,200 acres, effectively covering over 100 miles of shoreline. Poteete Creek Park has a sandy beach with faraway mountain views, but most folks explore Lake Nottely on a watercraft of some kind. It’s quite common to see droves of boats, jet skis, and canoes exploring the many nooks and crannies along the shoreline.

Lake Blue Ridge
Unlike most lakes in North Georgia, 80 percent of Lake Blue Ridge’s shoreline hugs the lush Chattahoochee National Forest. Pontoons frequent this 3,300-acre, azure blue marvel as it’s an idyllic place to relax and bask in the serene beauty. Morganton Point acts as a makeshift beach for those just looking for a dip following an afternoon picnic.

Lake Chatuge
Lake Chatuge is approximately an hour from our luxurious North Georgia cabin rentals, but it’s certainly worth the journey, especially if you plan to hike in the surrounding wilderness. The lake boasts several deserted islands, breathtaking mountain views, and over 130 miles of jagged shoreline. The swimming beach is a popular gathering place for families as it has a million-dollar vantage point of the Appalachian Mountains.

Carters Lake
Carters Lake is easily one of the most popular lakes in North Georgia, primarily because of its many covered boat slips, 60-plus miles of undeveloped shoreline, and spectacular walleye fishing (for those who know where to troll). Several of our Ellijay cabins overlook Carters Lake, which typically piques the interest of guests. Nearby Lake Tamarack, meanwhile, is a unique hidden gem that barely missed this list.

5 North Georgia Lake Cabin Rentals
After a full day of fishing, kayaking, and sunbathing, return to your luxurious yet rustic cabin rental for a warm meal, drinks at dusk, and hot tub soak under the stars. We guarantee that Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals has a vacation home that perfectly suits your group’s size, style, and budget. Listed below are five distinct lakefront or lake-view cabin rentals that vary in sophistication and square footage. Please give us a call today at 844-306-2747 to book the adventure-filled vacation of a lifetime.