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Lake Burton

Community Guide




In A Nutshell

Is there anyone who wouldn't be happy living in luxury surroundings in a quiet corner of North Georgia with glorious lake and mountain views? The living is easy in this beautiful part of Rabun County. Lake Burton is the largest and most northernmost in a chain of lakes that includes Lake Seed and Lake Rabun—all formed when Georgia Power Company built hydroelectric dams along the course of the Tallulah River.

Walking, Biking, or Driving

This lake-studded mountain region is the perfect place to unleash your inner fisher, explore the Chattahoochie National Forest trails on foot, gather with friends to spend lazy days on the water or paddle a canoe in solitude along the shore. You could also choose to simply relax in your own backyard with a good book and a cool drink. Of course you'll want the car for exploring nearby communities and for shopping and getting to Atlanta (about 2.5 hours away), but life here is meant to be natural and peaceful.

The Scene

Lake region homes make the most of the spectacular natural setting, whatever the architectural style from rustic mountain cabin to luxurious lakeside villa with enough bedrooms for extended family and good friends to visit. Whether you hike, fish, enjoy boating and watersports, swim or just enjoy the views, this is a land where you won't escape the water. You'll revel in the vistas of forests, lakes and mountains, so whether you choose to live here full time or just come to play, you'll live close to nature.

The Backstory

Crystal-clear lakes, pristine waterfalls and mountain meadows are enough to attract people to this beautiful part of Georgia, but there is also a lot of history, and local folks are proud of their heritage and crafts. There's also a sense of community that brings residents together for holiday celebrations—like the Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Burton. They've been a tradition for over 25 years, and a favorite way to see them is on a boat under the sky and surrounded by the mountains.


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