Lake Life In Blue Ridge
Where the Water Meets the Mountains
If you are looking for heaven on earth, you will have arrived once you gaze upon the shores of Lake Blue Ridge. Seriously, if you want a picture-perfect location, it really doesn’t get much prettier than the aquamarine waters of the lake surrounded by the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. This lake is uncrowded, unconditionally serene, and seventy five percent of the shoreline is undeveloped courtesy of the US Forest Service. With almost 3,200 acres of water to play on and enjoy, you will fall in love not only with the lake, but the whole town of Blue Ridge.
Take Me To The Lake!
Lake Blue Ridge was designed for year-round enjoyment and easy access. There are five different boat ramps to choose from including the Lakewood Landing Boat Ramp, the Lake Blue Ridge Day Use Area and Boat Ramp, the Lake Blue Ridge Dam, Morganton Point Recreation Area, and the Blue Ridge Marina. So, whether you have a boat ride, explore the coves or just want to enjoy the beauty of the area, you have plenty of options. There’s always something fun to do on and around Lake Blue Ridge, even if you don’t have a boat.
At the Blue Ridge Marina, you can rent boats, kayaks and paddle boards, launch your boat, stock up on supplies, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy live music and special events. Over at Morganton Point you will find a great beach area for swimming and the only campground along the lakeshore with forty sites to choose from. On the West side of Lake Blue Ridge, at the Day Use Area, you will find incredible views, a free boat launch, and a great place to just take a stroll or let the kids ride their bikes.
Lake Blue Ridge Dam
Back in 1925 the Toccoa Electric Power Company began creating a lake dam utilizing the waters of the Toccoa River and aptly named it the Toccoa Lake. Just before the Tennessee River Valley Authority (TVA) purchased the dam for hydroelectric power production in 1939, the Toccoa Lake was renamed to Lake Blue Ridge. Today, the Dam is a great place to take in the beauty of the glistening lake with the Blue Ridge Mountains framing your view perfectly. Visitors can take advantage of a shaded picnic area near the powerhouse, a boat ramp into the Blue Ridge Reservoir, and a canoe/kayak launch site into the Toccoa River.
The best part about Lake Blue Ridge is how close it is to great hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, and the trendy mountain town of Blue Ridge. Here you can appreciate a small town feel with the added bonus of elegant dining options and unique boutiques to peruse in the downtown area. Craft breweries, live music, and an abundance of community festivals offer even more reasons to explore all this town has to offer. Complete with a top-rated school system, premium health care facilities, and the friendliest people in Georgia make Blue Ridge a great place to live, work and play.
Where Do I Sign?
It really doesn’t get any better than this – an adorable mountain town, a welcoming community, trendy shops, scrumptious eats, a picture-perfect lake, and mountains to explore. Lucky for you, we have some fantastic properties to show you! Choose to live right on the water or up on a mountain. Either way, you will have made the best decision of your life to make Blue Ridge, Ga your home!