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Towns County Parks & Recreation

Towns County is the home of Hiawassee and Young Harris in the northeast corner of Georgia. Summers are cool and winters are serenely beautiful. It is as rich in natural beauty as when the Cherokees roamed the land. Shopping is unique. Most businesses are locally owned and operated with an abundance of fine quality arts, craft persons and antique shops. If you want to experience the mountains like never before, Towns County is the place to be.

Opportunities for recreation and sports include hiking on the Appalachian Trail, easily accessible at several points, along with other hiking trails to waterfalls or in the woods. Other activities include golf, water sports, and horseback riding. Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest point at 4,784 feet, provides breathtaking views of four states from its observation deck along with a Mountain Top Theater and interactive displays. The Chattahoochee National Forest and parts of four wilderness areas are host to a multitude of flowers and wildlife. Lake Chatuge, a 7500 acre TVA reservoir, is a haven for fishermen, skiers and boaters. Marinas and public boat docks provide easy access to the lake. Rent a boat, a pontoon, a small boat, or even a canoe to help you enjoy the scenic beauty.

Hiawassee River Trout Farm

1411 Fuller Circle
Hiawassee, GA 30540

Fisherman's dream. Enjoy peace and quiet while fishing the banks of the beautiful Hiawassee River for 24"- 26" Rainbow, brook and brown trout. Cabins, Cable TV, Credit Cards Accepted, Fishing, GHTA Member, Kitchenettes

Lake Chatuge Recreation Area - CNF

GA Hwy. 288
Hiawassee, GA 30546
FAX: 706-745-7494
Hours: Daily ;May - October
Rates: $6 -$8

On pine covered peninsula that juts into TVA's 7000-acre reservoir. 1 mile hiking trail around peninsula. Call for Recreation Guide. Boating Facilities, Campground, Fishing, Lake, Parking Fee, Pets Allowed, Picnic Shelters/Tables, Trails/Hiking, U S Forest

Mountain South Outfitters

US Hwy. 76 E
Young Harris, GA 37326
Rates: $29 and up

Wild and Scenic Chattooga. Half days to 2 full days, world-class Ocoee River. 2 hrs. NE of Atlanta. 26 years experience and over 400,000 guests served on the Southeast's most beautiful or challenging rivers. The Southeast's original professional outfitters setting the standard since 1971. Admission, Canoe, Credit Cards Accepted, Fishing, Food Service, GHTA Member, Gift Shop, Group Rates, Handicapped Access, Open Sunday, Rafting, Shuttle/Ground Transportation, Tours Available, Trails/Hiking

Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area-Ga. DNR

Ga Hwy. 75
Hiawassee, GA 30546
FAX: 770-535-5953

Public hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. No developed sites. Appalachian Trail forms east boundary. High Shoals Scenic Area on the WMA. Rugged terrain. Campground, Fishing, Trails/Hiking, U S Forest

Towns County Recreation Park

U.S. Hwy. 76
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Contact: Ray Raymond

Source: Towns County Chamber of Commerce

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