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Lake Nottely – Blairsville, Georgia

Lake Nottely Lake near Blairsville, Georgia

Nestled between mountains in the heart of Georgia, Lake Nottely is a stunning landscape offering plenty of outdoor recreational activities. Just North and East of popular Lake Blue Ridge, Nottely Lake offers a similar lake experience in a little more private setting. From fishing and boating to swimming and picnicking, there are countless fun experiences to be had. Those looking for something more adventurous can explore natural hiking trails or take part in watersports such as paddle boarding, kayaking and water skiing. A vacation to Blairsville, GA, along the shores of Lake Nottely provides breathtaking views, abundant wildlife, and diverse opportunities for recreation. It is an unforgettable destination that is definitely worth visiting!

Lake Nottely Marina

Sunset fishing on Nottely Lake
Kids Riding on Water Tub Behind Boat on Nottely Lake, Georgia
Boat Dock on Nottely Lake

Situated in the town of Blairsville, Georgia, Lake Nottely Marina is a premier destination for anyone looking to get out on the lake. Whether it’s tubbing, fishing, or simply cruising around, this marina has everything you need to enjoy all the water activities. The marina includes a fully stocked store with plenty of bait and tackle, as well as youth and adult fishing equipment. There is also pontoon boat and wave runner rentals available for those who don’t own a boat but still want to take advantage of the lake’s beautiful sights. Lastly, there’s a secluded untouched beach area perfect for a family picnic or afternoon lounging. No matter your skill level or age group, Lake Nottely Marina has toys and lake activities for guaranteed fun.


Facility Amenities At Lake Nottely

This mountain lake offers several public facilities to make your stay enjoyable. These amenities include picnic areas with barbeque grills, boat launches, camping sites and fishing docks with public restrooms. There are several public boat ramps that offer access at different points along Lake Nottely, plus there is a county maintained Poteete Creek Park that offers lake access, a white sandy beach swimming area, and picnic facilities.


Person holding compassConsidered a easy route this 2.5 mile loop trail that has a elevation gain of 262 ft and is a great trail for hiking, mountain biking, & running. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. There are stoping points and rest benches with beautiful views of the lake. There are also quite a few spots to jump in the water for a swim if you desire! Everyone should bring water on this hike and if you plan on jumping in the water at the lake bring a towel! In the spring keep an eye out for the elusive pink lady’s slipper. This is an orchid that is native to the area and it requires acidic soil. You can also see wild turkeys and white-tailed deer passing through the woods.

More from AllTrails

This 1.0 mile moderatedly rated trail is a nice easy grade up or down based on which end you start at. Located on the Nottely Dam Reservation about nine mile north of Blairsville, GA. The trail follows the creek for most of the way and either starts or ends in a picinic area beside Nottely River.

TVA – Nottley Trailwater Trail Map


Fishing Lake Nottely

Person Fishing at Nottely Lake Georgia
Various Fishing Gear and Fish on Wood Table at Lake Nottely
Family Fishing on Dock at Lake Nottely

Lake Nottely boasts some fantastic fish species to catch. According to most anglers, fishing at this location is a dream, offering great opportunities to catch record-breaking big trophy fish, especially between December and June. This is a perfect time, when food sparsity tends to be higher, making many large species, such as striped bass, more acceptable to go for fishing bait, resulting in some remarkable catches. Other than the Striped Bass the lake is home to the Black Crappie, Bluegill ,Redear Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, and Hybrid Striped Bass.

Find Your Perfect North Georgia Lake Cabin Rental

Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals has some of the most wonderful Blairsville cabin rentals, in North Georgia. We are positive that you will find the perfect cabin for your next vacation or visit to the North Georgia, Blue Ridge area. Don’t forget to check out our Local Area Guide to help you plan all of your fun & exciting things to do while visiting.

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