Attractions Near Blairsville, Georgia

Lake Winfield Scott - Blairsville Ga

Suches and Lake Winfield Scott, west off US 129, where GA 180 meets GA 60, the town “Above the Clouds” is home to Woody Gap School, Georgia’s smallest school with a total enrollment of 115 students in 2006 for its grades K-12.  Suches also hosts the Indian Summer Festival the first weekend in October.  Nearby Lake Winfield Scott is part of the Chattahoochee National Forest.  Here you will find the quiet 18 acre lake nestled in the mountains between Suches and Blairsville.  The lake features a roped-off swimming area fronted by about a hundred yards of sandy beach.  The swimming area has a free-standing pier about a hundred feet out. Kids love to swim out and look at the large fish that congregate under the pier to escape the heat of the sun and the fishermen's wiles. Fishing is popular, with an annual Youth Fishing Rodeo. If all the fish are hiding under the pier, stretch your legs by taking the Elizabeth Dee Lawson Morris trail: an easy 1.8 mile walk along the shore. About 30 camping spots stretch back through the woods and a pavilion is available near the lake for families and friends to meet and eat. This is a popular destination of those renting cabins in the North Ga Mountains.

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