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Blue Ridge Water Activities 

Visiting the natural swimming holes, springs, creeks, and rivers that surround the North Georgia Mountains are the perfect places to beat the summer heat. Below are a list of great lakes and swimming holes to visit while you're vacationing! The beauty of the North Georgia Mountains is evident! At Morning Breeze Cabin Rentals, we have many wonderful places for you and your family to come and create some wonderful memories together. 

Blue Ridge, Ga:

Lake Blue Ridge Marina: Pontoon & Jet Ski Rentals
(706) 632-2618
335 Marina Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
At the virtual center of Fannin County is Lake Blue Ridge, over 100 miles of mostly public shoreline. The 3,290-acre lake and surrounding area boasts over 90 National Forest campsites, public swimming beaches and marina with pontoon boat and Jet Ski rentals available.

Stand Up Paddle Surf Blue Ridge, LLC
(706) 889-8747
500 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Take to the lake and river via surfboard and a long paddle. No surfing experience is needed, it’s a great activity for all ages. Offer sales, lessons, rentals, & tours.

Blairsville, Ga:

Boat Tours of North Georgia
(706) 897-5152
Tickets sold at: Tucker’s Antiques and Gifts
3249 Murphy Hwy
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-9588

Cozy Cove Marina & General Store
(706) 745-2468
6036 State Hwy 325 Blairsville, GA 30512
1/2 or Full Day boat rentals, reservations are required for full day rentals. Firewood, gas on water, store on road, large deck overlooking lake, groceries and sandwiches.

Poteete Creek Recreation Area & Campground
(706) 439-6103
1040 Poteete Creek Road Blairsville, GA 30512
Day use area with picnic tables, beach area, pavilion (rental rate applies to pavilion use), fishing, restrooms, bathhouse & showers.

Nottely Marina
(706) 745-3638
86 Doucette Circle, Hwy 129 Blairsville, GA 30512
1/2 or Full Day boat rentals, covered and uncovered boat slip rentals. General Store, gas on Water, live bait, tackle & boating supplies, restroom facilities & boat launching ramp.

Chatsworth, Ga:

Carter’s Lake Mariner
(706) 276-4891
575 Marina Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705
The US Corps of Engineers operates four camp grounds, four boat ramps, a beach , several picnic areas and playgrounds around the lake. They have a Visitors Center with small museum and nature trail. There are several hiking trails and many scenic areas to enjoy.

Young Harris, Ga:

Young Harris Pontoon & Jet Ski Rentals
(706) 379-9619
Ski boat and jet ski rentals

*Please keep in mind the water level of the Toccoa and Ocoee Rivers are controlled by TVA using the dam at Lake Blue Ridge, and water release schedules are subject to change in response to weather conditions and power system requirements. Local rafting and tubing companies monitor this information and use it to plan their water activity trips. However if you plan to tube or use the local rivers and creeks for personal recreation please seek the latest information on reservoir elevations and stream flow using TVA’s Reservoir Information Line at (423) 751-2264.