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Blue-Ridge-Lake also known as Lake Blue Ridge, is a reservoir in Fannin County in northern Georgia. The lake encompasses 3,300 acres of water and is primarily fed by the Toccoa River. It is managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Blue Ridge Lake is located within the Chattahoochee National Forest and offers swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing and picnicking. The lake is especially known for its sunfish, trout and bass. When the water is released from the dam, the river becomes a Class I-II float. Blue Ridge Lake also provides power to nearby cities. The small town of Blue Ridge is located along the lake and offers shopping, restaurants and antiquing. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway connects the town of Blue Ridge and McCaysville along the beautiful Toccoa River. Autumn is an especially scenic time to ride the train. The historic railroad depot remains a focal point in town and Blue Ridge City Park is a gathering place for picnics, festivals and a playground for children. Other attractions include the historic Fannin County Courthouse, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, and Baugh House, built in 1890 from bricks made of clay taken from the back yard of the home.

Surrounding areas: Blue Ridge, Georgia (3.5 mi), Cherry Log, Georgia (9.5 mi), Blairsville, Georgia (17.2 mi), Ellijay, Georgia (17.3 mi), Suches, Georgia (18.4 mi), Amicalola Falls, Georgia (21.1 mi), Young Harris, Georgia (23.9 mi)

Blue Ridge Lake Vacation Rentals

Blue Ridge Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn1100 BurkemontMorganton, GA (828) 430-8778
Comfort Inn & Suites83 Blue Rdg OverlookBlue Ridge, GA3.5 mi.(706) 946-3333
Douglas Inn & Suites1192 Windy RDG RdBlue Ridge, GA3.5 mi.(706) 258-3600
Ramada Ltd-blue Ridge30 Overview DrBlue Ridge, GA3.5 mi.(706) 632-4444
Best Western Copper InnUS Hwy 64Ducktown, TN13.5 mi.(423) 496-5541
Holiday Inn Express333 Fisher StBlairsville, GA16.9 mi.(706) 745-6844
Seasons InnBox 10 On The SQBlairsville, GA17.2 mi.(706) 745-1631
Stratford Motor Inn79 Maddox CirEllijay, GA18.0 mi.(706) 276-1080
Trails End CabinsRt 1 Box 253Turtletown, TN18.6 mi.(704) 494-4610
Days Inn754 Hwy 64 WMurphy, NC19.9 mi.(828) 837-8030
Econo Lodge100 Ter StMurphy, NC19.9 mi.(828) 837-8880
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites130 Holiday DrMurphy, NC19.9 mi.(828) 837-1111
Best Western Murphy1522 Andrews RdMurphy, NC21.9 mi.(828) 837-3060
Howard Johnson Dahlonega1010 MTN DrDahlonega, GA28.0 mi.(706) 864-4343
Days Inn Dahlonega1065 Chestatee StDahlonega, GA28.5 mi.(706) 864-2338
Holiday Inn Express835 S Chestatee StDahlonega, GA28.5 mi.(706) 867-7777
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites300 Big Sky DrHiawassee, GA29.1 mi.(706) 896-8884
Ramada Inn Lake Chatuge Lodge653 Hwy 76Hiawassee, GA29.1 mi.(706) 896-5253
Microtel Inn And Suites171 H Mullins CtJasper, GA29.2 mi.(706) 299-5500
Super 8100 WhitefieldJasper, GA29.2 mi.(706) 253-3297
Chief Vann Motel ChatsworthHwy 411 SouthChatsworth, GA29.7 mi.(706) 695-2911
Key West Inn Chatsworth501 Maddox PkwyChatsworth, GA29.7 mi.(706) 517-1155
Scottish Inn1279 Hwy 411 SChatsworth, GA29.7 mi.(706) 695-6894
Bed & Breakfast
Angels Landing Inn94 Campbell StMurphy, NC20.0 mi.(828) 835-8877

Blue Ridge Lake Weather & Climate

The Mountains, due to their mild summer temperatures, have always been a welcome escape from the heat at the lower elevations. Midsummer afternoon temperatures average only around 80 degrees at elevations of 3,000 feet or higher. Nights are crisp and cool, but seldom too cold for outdoor activities or camping. In winter, snowfall is likely most years, but ski resorts use snowmaking equipment to ensure a reliable supply. Large amounts of snow and extreme low temperatures are rare except at the highest peaks. Rainfall is common in spring and summer. In spring, storm systems that bring cold weather southward reach North Carolina less often and less forcefully than in other parts of the country. Occasional invasions of cool dry air from the north continue during the summer, but are of short duration. Fall has warm days and cool nights and is the driest period.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January - - 5.54 in. -
February - - 5.07 in. -
March - - 6.47 in. -
April - - 4.33 in. -
May - - 4.59 in. -
June - - 4.67 in. -
July - - 4.90 in. -
August - - 4.05 in. -
September - - 4.32 in. -
October - - 3.46 in. -
November - - 4.82 in. -
December - - 5.13 in. -

Blue Ridge Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Lovell Field (CHA) located about 54 miles west of Blue Ridge Lake in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located approximately 62 miles southwest of Blue Ridge Lake in Rome, Georgia, Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located roughly 63 miles south of Blue Ridge Lake in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located around 66 miles north of Blue Ridge Lake in Knoxville, Tennessee, and finally the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located about 68 miles south of Blue Ridge Lake in Atlanta, Georgia.

Blue Ridge Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA58.6 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA65.3 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC68.0 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC68.0 mi.
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA73.4 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN75.1 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN75.1 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA76.0 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA77.7 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC79.6 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN79.6 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA49.4 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA65.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Copper Basin Golf ClubCopperhillTN9.9 mi.
Butternut Creek Golf CourseBlairsvilleGA17.2 mi.
Whitepath Golf ClubEllijayGA17.4 mi.
Cherokee Hills Golf & Country ClubMurphyNC20.2 mi.
Chatuge Shores Golf CourseHayesvilleNC28.0 mi.
Mountain Harbour Golf & Yacht ClubHayesvilleNC28.0 mi.
Nicklaus Golf Club At Birch RiverDahlonegaGA28.3 mi.
Indian Trace Golf CourseChatsworthGA29.8 mi.
Spring Lakes Golf ClubChatsworthGA29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC54.5 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC79.6 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC117.1 mi.
State Parks
Amicalola Falls State ParkGA21.3 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA22.1 mi. 
Fort Mountain State ParkGA25.4 mi. 
Chatuge State ParkGA26.4 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA32.4 mi. 
Moccasin Creek State ParkGA38.7 mi. 
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN49.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN60.6 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN60.6 mi.
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA77.7 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN77.9 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC105.9 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC108.9 mi.

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