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Lake-George is officially named the Walter F. George Lake, for U.S. Senator Walter F. George (1878-1957). It's located on the Chattahoochee River on the border of Georgia and Alabama. The lake is also known by the unofficial name of Lake Eufaula, particularly on the Alabama side. Lake George offers approximately 650 miles of shoreline and a variety of activities from fishing and boating to camping and hiking. The lake is protected by the US Army Corp of Engineers, along with other lands around the lake, including the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, Lakepoint State Park (Alabama,) and George T Bagby State Park in Georgia. There are four campgrounds located at Lake George: Bluff Creek, Cotton Hill, Hardridge Creek and White Oak Creek. Campgrounds include water and electric. Camping, fishing, boating, and other water sports, are the most popular activities at the lake, but there are also picnicking facilities, hiking trails, horseback riding and other recreational opportunities in the area. There are lots of places of historical interest near Lake George, including historic plantations and homes of the nearby towns. Kolomoki State Park is a short drive from Lake George, and is home to the largest Indian mound east of the Mississippi River.

Surrounding areas: Elberton, Georgia (24.0 mi), Lake Oconee, Georgia (29.8 mi), Hartwell, Georgia (35.6 mi), Lavonia, Georgia (38.6 mi)

Lake George Vacation Rentals

Lake George Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Of Athens2044 S Milledge DrAthens, GA11.8 mi.(706) 208-8812
Comfort Suites255 North AveAthens, GA12.4 mi.(706) 995-4000
Foundry Park Inn & Spa295 E Dougherty StAthens, GA12.4 mi.(706) 549-7020
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Athens390 E Washington StAthens, GA12.4 mi.(706) 353-6800
Holiday Inn197 E Broad StAthens, GA12.4 mi.(706) 549-4433
Holiday Inn Express513 W Broad StAthens, GA12.7 mi.(706) 546-8122
Courtyard By Marriott Athens166 N Finley StAthens, GA12.8 mi.(706) 369-7000
Best Western Colonial Inn170 N Milledge AveAthens, GA13.0 mi.(706) 546-7311
Hampton Inn2220 W Broad StAthens, GA14.0 mi.(706) 548-9600
Howard Johnson Athens2465 W Broad StAthens, GA14.4 mi.(706) 548-1111
Best Inn2715 Atlanta HwyAthens, GA14.9 mi.(706) 549-1530
Microtel Inn1050 Ultimate DrAthens, GA15.9 mi.(706) 548-5676
Super 8 Motel Athens3425 Atlanta HwyAthens, GA16.1 mi.(706) 549-0251
Comfort Inn-athens3980 Atlanta HwyAthens, GA17.4 mi.(706) 227-7700
Ritz Carlton Reynold PlantationLake Oconee TrailGreensboro, GA21.1 mi.(800) 241-3333
Jameson Inn Greensboro2252 S Main StGreensboro, GA22.0 mi.(706) 453-9135
Microtel Inn2470 Old Eatonton RdGreensboro, GA22.9 mi.(706) 453-7300
Econolodge Of Elberton970 Elbert StElberton, GA24.1 mi.(706) 283-8811
Holiday Inn Express2080 Eatonton RdMadison, GA26.9 mi.(706) 342-3433
Howard Johnson Hotel Madison2020 Eatonton RdMadison, GA26.9 mi.(706) 342-2121
Travelodge Madison2091 Eatonton RdMadison, GA26.9 mi.(706) 342-7800
The Fitzpatrick Hotel16 W SqWashington, GA27.2 mi.(706) 678-5900
Comfort Inn CommerceI-85 & US 441Commerce, GA27.4 mi.(706) 335-9001
Holiday Inn Express30747 Hwy 441 SCommerce, GA27.4 mi.(706) 335-5183
Howard Johnson Commerce148 Eishhower DrCommerce, GA27.4 mi.(706) 335-5581
Jameson Inn Commerce267 Steven B Tanger BlvdCommerce, GA27.4 mi.(706) 335-3738
Comfort Inn4880 US 129 NJefferson, GA27.8 mi.(706) 693-4582
Comfort Inn Madison1972 Eatonton HwyMadison, GA27.9 mi.(706) 342-0054
Days Inn Madison2001 Eatonton HwyMadison, GA27.9 mi.(706) 342-1839
Hampton Inn2012 Eatonton HwyMadison, GA28.1 mi.(706) 342-9003
Ramada Limited841 Hartwell StRoyston, GA28.6 mi.(706) 246-0256
Jameson Inn Washington115 Ann Denard DrWashington, GA28.6 mi.(706) 678-7925
Bed & Breakfast
Grand Oaks Manor6295 Jefferson RdAthens, GA19.0 mi.(706) 353-2200

Lake George Weather & Climate

Northeast Georgia, along the coast,  has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The Atlantic Ocean greatly affects this region of the state's weather. Winter is characterized by mild temperatures and very little snowfall and usually last only through December and January. Many summer days the temperature exceeds 90 degrees F. Tornadoes and tropical cyclones are common in Georgia, although plenty of warning is generally given for these types of storms. Autumns are sunny and cool, and September and October are the driest months. Precipitation, in the way of rain, is otherwise spread throughout the year and is moderate to heavy.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 32°F 5.07 in. -
February 56°F 35°F 4.76 in. -
March 64°F 42°F 5.16 in. -
April 73°F 48°F 3.71 in. -
May 80°F 57°F 3.86 in. -
June 87°F 65°F 3.88 in. -
July 90°F 69°F 3.81 in. -
August 88°F 68°F 4.61 in. -
September 82°F 62°F 3.71 in. -
October 72°F 50°F 3.27 in. -
November 63°F 42°F 3.70 in. -
December 54°F 35°F 3.78 in. -

Lake George Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Athens Ben Epps airport (AHN) located about 9 miles northwest of Lake George in Athens, Georgia, the Winder Barrow airport (WDR) located approximately 28 miles west of Lake George in Winder, Georgia, Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located roughly 45 miles west of Lake George in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Baldwin County airport (MLJ) located around 50 miles south of Lake George in Milledgeville, Georgia, the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located about 64 miles west of Lake George in Atlanta, Georgia, and finally the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located approximately 73 miles west of Lake George in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lake George Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA57.0 mi.
FunsvilleMartinezGA68.3 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA69.9 mi.
FunsvilleAugustaGA74.9 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA78.7 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA83.6 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA52.9 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA78.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Green Hills Country ClubAthensGA7.6 mi.
Whispering Pines Public Golf CourseColbertGA10.5 mi.
University of Georgia Golf CourseAthensGA12.2 mi.
Lane Creek Golf ClubBishopGA15.1 mi.
Harbor Club Golf & Country ClubGreensboroGA21.4 mi.
Wendell Coffee Golf CenterTyroneGA23.4 mi.
Fox Creek Golf ClubSmyrnaGA23.7 mi.
Legacy Golf LinksSmyrnaGA23.7 mi.
Chancellors Course At The Georgia ClubStathamGA24.1 mi.
Deer Trail Country ClubCommerceGA26.9 mi.
Sandy Creek Golf CourseCommerceGA26.9 mi.
Highland Walk at Victoria Bryant State ParkRoystonGA27.9 mi.
Hard Labor Creek State ParkRutledgeGA28.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC78.6 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC113.3 mi.
State Parks
Watson Mill State ParkGA11.6 mi. 
Nancy Hart State ParkGA26.4 mi. 
Alexander H Stephens Memorial State ParkGA27.7 mi. 
Victoria Bryant State ParkGA28.4 mi. 
Hard Labor Creek State ParkGA28.9 mi. 
Fort Yargo State ParkGA31.5 mi. 
Richard B Russell State ParkGA31.8 mi. 
Bobby Brown State ParkGA35.0 mi. 
Hart State ParkGA37.2 mi. 
Compulsory ArtsAthensGA12.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Georgia Museum of Natural HistoryAthensGA12.6 mi.(Science)
Georgia Museum of ArtAthensGA12.6 mi.(Art)
Madison Museum of Fine ArtMadisonGA25.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA69.9 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC80.8 mi.

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