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North Georgia - Blairsville - Union County GA
Totally within Union County Georgia is Lake Nottely, a 4,180-acre TVA
lake with 106 miles of shoreline nestled in the mountains just northwest
of Blairsville. Nottely lake is 20 miles long. The Chattahoochee
National Forest, which borders a substantial portion of the Nottely
lake, adds to the scenic quality of the area. Nottely Lake is noted for
its black and striped bass, walleye, rainbow trout, and bass which the
state of Georgia has stocked to enhance fishing opportunities.
Union County Points of
Union County Historical Courthouse Museum, Blairsville, GA
Romanesque style brick and granite structure built in 1899 unique in its
Appalachian Georgia setting. The Union County Historical Society was
organized in 1976 to restore the Courthouse and the old Courthouse clock
which had been removed in the 1950's. The clock is proudly displayed in
the Courthouse lobby. Special collections feature the life and works of
beloved Georgia poet, Byron Herbert Reece, a native of Union County, and
Margarita Morgan's internationally known miniature doll house
collection. Visit the Historical Society's museum in the Courthouse,
located in the center of Blairsville.
The Appalachian Trail
- A wilderness footpath that winds over 2,100 miles along the crest of
the Appalachian mountains. It runs through 14 states.
The Appalachian Trail in Georgia extends some 80 miles through the
primitive area of Chattahoochee National Forest. Although rising at
times to elevations of over 4,400 feet, the Trail is mostly along ridges
at elevations around 3,000 feet. It offers unlimited hiking adventure of
exceptional challenge and variety. Ascents and descents are sometimes
steep, but are often rewarded by scenic vistas from rocky outcrops and
The Appalachian Trail may be reached by way of: Woody Gap on Georgia
Highway 60, 4 miles south of Suches; Neel Gap on U.S. Highway 19/129, 14
miles south of Blairsville; and Testate Gap and Hog Pen Gap on Georgia
Highway 348 (Richard Russell Scenic Highway,) 15 miles southeast of
Blood Mountain Archaeological Area
- Site of Cherokee and Creek Indian Battle before arrival of the white
man. For your convenience, there is a Visitor Information Center located
at Walasi-Yi Center where the Appalachian Trail crosses U.S. Highway
19/129. The area is located 15 miles south of Blairsville at Neel Gap on
US Highway 19/129, via Appalachian Trail.
Blue Star Memorial By-Way
- First conceived in 1946 to honor veterans of World War II, Blue Star
Memorials became a project of the National Council of State Garden
Clubs, Inc. Since that time, hundreds of Memorials have been dedicated
by Garden Clubs throughout the nation honoring our armed forces, who
have served, are serving, and will serve in the Armed Forces of the
United States. The name was taken from the Blue Star in the Service
Flag. The bronze marker, dedicated June 6, 1999, is located at Heritage
Walk on the grounds of the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce,
Highway 515 at Old Blue Ridge Highway, Blairsville.
Brasstown Bald Mountain & Visitor Information Center
- 360 degree vista of four states from the observation deck, atop
Georgia's highest elevation of 4,784 feet. The Visitor Information
Center offers interpretive programs, slide presentations and exhibits
that explain the natural history of the mountain area and the changes
that occur in flora and fauna throughout the seasons. Hiking trails and
picnicking areas are available. Open Memorial Day through October and on
weekends in early spring (as weather permits.) Facilities 1/4 mile
below. Summit reached by trail or by shuttle bus for a small fee. An
elevator was installed prior to the 1999 season to carry the handicapped
visitors to the observation deck. Travel US Highway 19/129 south from
Blairsville seven miles. Turn left onto Georgia Highway 180 for nine
miles, then north on Georgia 66 for three miles.
Byron Herbert Reece Home place
- This farm home place is where Reece completed his writings. Still
standing are the house Reece built for his parents, his study, the large
barn and home of his sister. About three miles south beyond the home
place is the Byron Herbert Reece Memorial Park with hiking trails and
picnic area. Located nine miles south of Blairsville on US Highway 19 &
Cooper's Creek Scenic & Recreation Area
1,240 acres featuring camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing and hunting.
Cooper's Creek and tributaries are teeming with trout. From Blairsville,
go west on Blue Ridge Highway (Old Highway 76) for three miles. Turn
left onto Mulky Gap Road. Follow paved road until pavement ends and turn
to gravel. Go three miles and Cooper's Creek is on the left.
DeSoto Falls Scenic Area
- Rugged mountainous country with exceptional views and five beautiful
waterfalls - 650 acres with 2,000-4,000 feet elevations. Clear streams,
camping, fishing, picnicking, and hiking. Take US Highway 19/129 south
of Blairsville for 15 miles or north from Cleveland for 15 miles.
Dukes Creek Falls
- Drops about 150 feet down a sheer granite canyon and into Dukes Creek.
The area offers scenic beauty and excellent gold panning opportunities.
There is a slippery-rock water slide. An observation deck affords an
excellent view of the falls from the parking are. Travel on US Highway
19/129 south from Blairsville five miles. Turn left onto Georgia Highway
180 for 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Georgia Highway 348 (Richard Russell
Scenic Highway) for 12 miles.
Frank Gross Recreation Area
Along beautiful Rock Creek, near Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery.
Camping and fishing. Take Georgia Highway 60 north from Suches
approximately 10 miles turn left onto Forest Service Road 69 for five
Georgia Mountain Experiment Station
- A branch of the University of Georgia established in 1930 to provide a
diversified program in agricultural research and demonstrations of
fruits, vegetables, field and forage crops as well as ornamentals and
beef-cattle winter feeding trials. Gardens of the Arboretum project is
in progress and will center around the Jarrett "Apple" House, an
historic building on the grounds of the Experiment Station. Tours may be
arranged by calling (706) 745-2655. Self-guided tours Monday through
Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Located approximately three miles south
of Blairsville on US Highway 19/129.
Helton Creek Falls
- Beautiful double falls set in deep hardwood forest. The total vertical
drop is more than 100 feet. A 300 yard trail leads to the falls. (The
rocks are deceptively slippery; please exercise caution.) Travel 13
miles south of Blairsville on 19/129. Turn left onto Helton Creek Road,
2.3 miles to a parking area on the right.
Horse Trough Falls
- Another lesser known but no less spectacular waterfall awaits you in
Union County within easy distance of Helen. It's Horse Trough Falls, a
shimmering 70 foot falls on Little Horse Trough Creek. To reach Horse
Trough Falls, take Georgia 17/75 north from Helen (in White County) to
FS44. Then turn left onto FS44. At 9.3 mile you'll pass a waterfall on
Spoilcane Creek. Then, at about 3.4 miles you'll come to FS44F which
turns off to the right. FS44F soon fords Henson Creek. Once you're
across Henson Creek stay to the left for 0.2 miles to a road-blocking
pile of debris and park your vehicle there. Now look for blue blazes
marking a trail leading upstream along the Chattahoochee River. Hike
upstream. You'll soon ford the river. Several hundred feet upriver
Little Horse Trough Creek joins the river from the left; follow the
creek upstream for a tenth of a mile to the base of the falls. From
there hiking distance to Horse Trough Falls is about 0.3 miles.
- A 4,180 acre body of water with a 106 mile shoreline. Recreation areas
provide opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking and
camping. For your convenience there are two marinas and public boat
ramps along the lake. Travel nine miles north on US Highway 19/129, turn
left onto Georgia Highway 325, two miles to view 184 foot dam.
Lake Winfield Scott
- Clear 18 acre lake high in the mountains with picnicking, camping,
swimming, fishing, boating and hiking. Covered pavilion and bathhouse
near swimming area. Take US Highway 19/129 south from Blairsville for 10
miles. Turn west onto Georgia Highway 180 for seven miles.
- Named for Arthur Woody, widely known for establishing rainbow trout in
the cool mountain streams, and bringing deer back to the mountains of
north Georgia. Take US Highway 19/129 south of Blairsville for 10 miles.
Turn west onto Georgia Highway 180 for 12 miles to Suches near the
Georgia Highway 60 intersection.
Richard Russell Scenic Highway
- 14.1 miles of scenic mountain drive, overlooks. The Highway crosses
the Appalachian Trail. Elevations range from 2,040 feet to 3,644 feet.
Direct route from Blairsville to Helen. Travel south of Blairsville on
US Highway 19/129 for five miles. Turn left onto Georgia Highway 180,
1/2 mile to designated Georgia Highway 348.
Sosebee Cove Scenic Area
- 175 acre tract of prize hardwoods set aside as a memorial to Arthur
Woody, the "Barefoot Ranger," who served as US Forest Ranger form 1911
to 1945. No facilities, 1/2 mile trail. Abundant spring flowers. Take US
Highway 19/129 south of Blairsville for 10 miles. Turn west onto Georgia
Highway 180 for two miles.
Trackrock Archaeological Area
- 52 acre area with preserved petroglyph of ancient Indian origin.
Carvings resemble animal and bird tracks, crosses, circles and human
footprints. Historical marker locates the area. Travel US Highway 19/129
south of Blairsville. Turn left onto Town Creek School Road. Turn left
at Harmony Grove Church onto Trackrock Gap Road, approximately three
Vogel State Park
- One of Georgia's oldest and most popular state parks. Major facilities
include 280 acres in the mountains, 110 tent and trailer sites, 36
rental cottages, 20 acre lake, miniature golf, swimming beach, four
picnic shelters, pioneer camping, pedal boats, family group shelter.
There are 17 miles of hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiasts. Annual
special events include the Wildflower Program in April and the Mountain
Music Festival in September.
Woody Gap Recreational Area
- Scenic view of Yahoola Valley. The Appalachian Trail crosses Georgia
Highway 60 at this point. Located four miles south of Suches.
Lake Chatuge is a beautiful clear water lake surrounded by mountains of
both Georgia and North Carolina. The sprawling fingers with many islands
and coves cover 9000 acres and have 200 miles of shoreline. A great
majority of the Lake Chatuge borders USFS national forest or is owned by
Tennessee Valley Authority and is undeveloped. Lake Chatuge is known to
have good bass fishing and is regularly stocked. Large Canadian geese
can often be seen in the spectacular rural and mountain scenery of Lake Chatuge. Lake Chatuge is located on the Hiwassee River in western North
Carolina. Lake Chatuge is named after a nearby Cherokee settlement.
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