Hike the Amadahy Trail, a 3.5 mile loop trail for beautiful views of the lake. Map
Carters Lake Guide Service - Louie Bartenfield, AKA "LB", has been guide on Carter's Lake since 2004, primarily targeting spots and stripers. LB has been bass fishing since he was 5 years old and fished his first tournament along with his dad when he was only 10. LB grew up on Carter's Lake and has won MANY tournaments there and the surrounding area.
Mark's Guide Service - Striper Fishing Guide Service on Carter's Lake provided by Capt. Mark Smithwick.
Carters Lake Fishing - Come fishing with Jeff Hughes on beautiful, pristine Carters Lake or Lake Lanier, located in the mountains of Northwest Georgia.
First Bite Guide Service - Guided trips are available for full or half-day outings to Lake Allatoona, Lake Lanier, and Carters Lake.
Carter's Lake is a watershed designed to hold the seasonal waters of the Coosawattee (Little Coosa) River, which is formed in downtown Ellijay by the confluence of the Ellijay and Cartecay Rivers. Carters Lake has a unique place in Georgia history. Named for Farish Carter, who was one of the richest men in the state before the Civil War, the lake was created in 1970 from one of the best white-water runs in the world. The novel Deliverance is a fictionalized account of an actual event that occurred on this stretch of the Coosawattee shortly before the dam was completed. You will be amazed by the beauty of this pristine lake. The incredible beauty can be attributed to the fact that there are no houses or boat docks on the water.
Lake Blue Ridge is the only place in Georgia where anglers can catch Muskellunge as well as Trout and Bass. This 3,290-acre lake is bordered by two Forest Service campgrounds. Boating, fishing and other watersports bring a steady flow of seasonal visitors to the 3,290 acre lake with over 100 miles of Lake Blue Ridge shoreline.
Lake Nottely is nestled in the mountains and valleys of the Chattahoochee National Forest, covering 4,180 acres at full pool with 106 miles of shoreline. A TVA reservoir, Lake Nottely is located in Union County northwest of the town of Blairsville, Georgia. on the southeastern edge of the Tennessee River watershed. The small mountain lake has clear deep water and an abundant striper population.. Hundreds of private residential home sites are located along the shoreline but the recreation area is open to the public and features a beach and camping area which is a great place for viewing wildlife.
Lake Chatuge was created in 1942 when the Tennessee Valley Authority finished construction on a 2950 foot earth-fill type dam across the Hiawassee River. Originally for the purpose of flood control and to bring affordable electrical power to the area, the unsurpassed beauty of the lake that was created has an allure all its own. Visitors and residents enjoy leisurely strolls along the dam witha spectacular view of the "Jewel of the Mountains," and an abundance of scenic coves along the 133 mile shoreline are great for fishing, swimming, boating, camping and water sports. Lake Chatuge (pronounced Sha Toog) encompasses about 7200 acres, 3700 of which lie in Clay County. The Weir, just north of the dam, offers picnic tables and a launch for canoes and tubes for a trip on the Hiawassee River to a take out area near Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area.