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Lake Chatuge

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Lake Chatuge

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Lake Chatuge is a TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) electric generation reservior located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeastern Georgia, bordered on the north by North Carolina. This area became a resort destination soon after the lake was constructed and is now one of the fastest-growing areas of the region. Many retirees have moved here from Florida to escape the heat of the summer and hurricanes, but the area is being discovered by more and more people from other areas of the US all the time. The Appalacian Trail passes to the south very near to Lake Chatuge and the nearby town of Hiawassee, Georgia, is a favorite stop-over for many hikers on the trail. Home to the Georgia Mountain Fair, Hiawassee becomes a very busy place in July and August as vacationers from all over the Southeast converge for many things, including top-name Country Music concerts at the Georgia Mountain Fair, and fine dining at many of the areas high-end restaurants. Surrounding towns include Young Harris, Georgia, & Hayesville, North Carolina. There is a wide-variety of activities on and off of the lake, with lodging facilities of campsites to high-end resorts available year round.