Are you looking for something the whole family would enjoy. Look no further than Blue Ridge, Georgia. We have all the water activities one could possibly want to do on vacation.
Swimming and Picnics
Take the family to the Ocoee Whitewater Center, site of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak/Slalom events. There are great spots for wading and sliding on rocks at this natural water park. (Weekdays, and be sure to wear water shoes). The Whitewater Center has nationally recognized mountain bike trails on the Tanasi System, but there are plenty of flat paths for family rides. The Ocoee information center displays legacy items from the '96 Olympic Games. There are hiking trails, picnic areas, a native garden, gift shop and "The Blue Hole," the area's most famous swimming hole.
Morganton Point Recreation & Swimming Area: Located on the shoreline of Blue Ridge Lake, a 3,290 acre Tennessee Valley Authority reservoir, near the town of Blue Ridge, GA. Morganton Point offers a wide arrange of recreation opportunities such as picnicking, hiking, boating, skiing and fishing.
From Blue Ridge, GA take US 515 north for 4 miles to GA Hwy. 60; turn right and go 0.5 miles to stop sign. Turn left, go 1.5 miles to the town of Morganton, GA. In Morganton, turn right on County Road 616 for 1 mile.
Lake Blue Ridge - This beautiful lake is the perfect place to get your feet wet. With multiple boat ramps and a marina, guests can swim, boat, jet ski, and more. The backdrop is the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Toccoa River Canoe Trail, which is close to our beautiful properties Majestic Lake, Crooked Creek Cabin and Echoes by the Lake, is 17.3 miles of river from Deep Hole Recreation Area to Lake Blue Ridge. The Toccoa River Canoe Trail is perfect for beginners who are looking for a few rapids and some beautiful scenery along the way. The trail is also popular with float fisherman looking for cold water mountain trout. The put-in is located at the Toccoa Ranger District's Deep Hole Recreation Area, a U.S. Forest Service Campground off of highway GA 60 south of Blue Ridge and north of Suches. The canoe trail begins on the north bank of the river, flowing west and north toward Blue Ridge. The entire float from Deep Hole to Sandy Bottoms is 13.8 miles.
Sections of the Toccoa River Canoe Trail include:
Deep Hole to Rock Creek Road Bridge: 1.5 miles with good fishing
Rock Creek Road Bridge to Margret: 1.0 miles
Margret to Butt Bridge: 5.8 miles with rapids, campsites and a suspension bridge
Butt Bridge to Dial Bridge: 1.5 miles
Dial Bridge to Sandy Bottoms: 4 miles