Lake Conasauga Recreation Area

The area offers camping, fishing, swimming, boating, picknicking and hiking.

Lake Conasauga Recreation Area

Lake Conasauga Recreation Area

Managed by the Forest Service, this beautiful recreation area is located within the Cohutta Wildlife Management Area and features the highest lake in Georgia. The area offers camping, fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking and hiking. This beautiful 19-acre spring-fed lake resting near Grassy Mountain is the highest lake in Georgia. Families will enjoy camping in this quiet, rustic setting which offers cool summertime temperatures. Whether hiking to the Songbird Management area or to Grassy Mountain tower, fishing, or swimming, you will revel in this area rich in plants, birds and wildlife. Note: cell service is limited due to remoteness. From Chatsworth, GA, take U.S. Highway 411 north 3 miles to Eton, GA. Turn right onto Old CCC Camp Road. After about 5 miles the pavement ends and travel continues on a dirt and gravel road (Forest Service Road 18). Continue for about 4 miles to a fork in the road; take the left fork, FSR 68. Continue on FSR 68 for about 6 miles to a T-intersection at Potato Patch Mountain. Turn left to continue on FSR 68 for another 4-5 miles to the entrance of the Lake Conasauga Recreation Area. From Ellijay: from the town circle, take GA Highway 52 west for 5 miles to a right turn on Gates Chapel Road. Travel on Gates Chapel, which becomes dirt and gravel after about 7 miles (FSR 90) to a stop sign. Turn right onto FSR 68 and continue to the T-intersection at Potato Patch Mountain. Turn left to remain on FSR 68 for 4-5 miles to the entrance of the Lake Conasauga Recreation Area.
Location: Lake Conasauga Recreation Area
Phone: 706-695-6736