Take advantage of the natural landscape by visiting lakes, rivers, and parks to enjoy the mountains all year round!

North Georgia National Parks, Forests, & Historic Sites

These amazing places are a big part of what makes the North Georgia mountains so special. Visit these icons that are well known around the world.

North Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

North Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Map
North Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Map

Requires a Georgia State Park ParkPass (Single Visit $5 / Annual $50). Georgia residents can check with their local library for loaner ParkPasses (these passes can be checked out like books).

Other Great Parks & Gardens in the Georgia Mountains

  • Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens at Lake Chatuge
    • Bloom season begins in early April and continues well into May
    • Open year round and offers seasonal views of native plants and trees
    • Picnic tables are first-come, first-serve (available under the Paris Pavilion)
    • Open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily
    • $2 person / $5 family
    • 96 Pavilion Road, Hiawassee, GA
    • 706-970-0011

North Georgia Lakes

Boating, Fishing, Swimming

These North Georgia mountain lakes are summertime favorites and offer a beautiful space to enjoy both the water and the mountain views. Stick to the simple joys of fishing, swimming, or boating, or try one of the more unique activities like flyboarding or riding a seaplane.

  • Blue Ridge
  • Chatuge Lake
  • Nottely Lake

North Georgia Rivers

Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Tubing

  • Chattahoochee
  • Chattooga
  • Nantahala
  • Nottely
  • Toccoa
  • Tallulah