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Boating in Blue Ridge

Boating in North Georgia's mountain lakes and rivers is simply incredible. Take a walk on the wild side getting out on the waters of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you want to launch your own watercraft or rent a boat in Blue Ridge or surrounding areas you are sure to have a great time!

With a number of public and private launches of various lakes, you can find Nottley Marina and Cozy Cove Marina serving Nottley Lake. Each equipt with boat rental options, gas fill up and more.

If you are looking for other great lakes to spend the day fishing, sunbathing and relaxing on check out Lake Blue Ridge or Lake Hiwassee. Both perfect for a day trip swimming and splashing in the water.

To make your trip that much more convenient why not stay in a vacation rental near the water? Located nearby to area lakes and rivers this selection of waterfront and water view cabins are sure to make your vacation unforgettable!

Check out our list of local rental shops, lakes, and marinas below.

Lake Blue Ridge

Lake Blue Ridge

Lake Blue Ridge is an 11-mile long crystal clear lake surrounded by mountains. There is a marina on the lake which offers pontoon boat and jet ski rentals. Or bring your own boat or jet ski and keep it in a slip in the marina. There are boat ramps at various locations on the lake. Fishing on Lake Blue Ridge includes Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pike, Bream, and Catfish.
Location: Fannin County, GA
Phone: (706) 632-2618
Lake Nottely

Lake Nottely

Lake Nottely is another great fishing lake in between Blue Ridge and Blairsville on Hwy 515. There are 2 marinas on the lake that have also provide food, drinks, boat launch, slips/storage and watercraft rentals.
Location: Blairsville, GA
Nottely Marina

Nottely Marina

Nottely Marina is 3 miles north of Blairsville on Hwy 19/129. From Blue Ridge take 515 to Blairsville then turn north on Hwy 19/29 for 3 miles to Nottely Marina on your left. If you cross into North Carolina, then you need to turn around. Marina offers a general store, gas on the water, live bait and fishing tackle, restrooms and boat launch ramp and parking fee of $5.00/day or $30.00/month.

Rentals (No Pets):
  • Pontoon Boats: $225.00 full day (8 hours) and $150.00 half day (4 hours)
  • Fishing Boats: $60.00 full day (8 hours) and $40.00 half day (4 hours)
  • Canoe Rentals: $20.00 for the first 2 hours (min) then $5.00/additional hour.
  • 56 Boat Slip Rentals available by month or season ranging from $160.00/month for covered slips and $110.00/month for uncovered.
Call for more information.
Location: Blairsville, GA
Phone: (706) 745-3638
Cozy Cove Marina

Cozy Cove Marina

Cozy Cove Marina is open daily from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and provides gas on the lake, store/restaurant, boat slip rentals, and pontoon boat rentals. Rentals starting at $225.00 for a full day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and $150.00 for a 4-hour rental from 9: 00 am to 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Location: 3786 Nottely Dam Road, Blairsville, GA
Phone: (706) 745-2468 for pontoon rental reservations.
Young Harris Watersports

Young Harris Watersports

Young Harris Watersports will deliver to any approved commercial marina or official public launch ramp on Lake Nottely. Plus their trained specialist will stay until you feel comfortable operating your jet ski or ski boat rental, but most renters just need a few minutes to get comfortable with the equipment.
Location: Young Harris, GA
Phone: (706) 379-9619 Call to make your reservations
Lake Hiwassee

Lake Hiwassee

Lake Hiwassee is another gorgeous mountain lake in Murphy, NC just 30 minutes from Blue Ridge, GA. There is a marina on the lake to take care of your boating needs or rent a slip for your own watercraft. The Mountain View Marina is nestled in the gated Bear Paw Resort which is a full-service marina that offers boat rental, long and short-term slip rental, full-service grill, gasoline, boat ramp, and bait.
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 644-5451 Mountain View Marina
Carters Lake Marina

Carters Lake Marina

This is a small lake just west of Ellijay, GA about 30 minutes from Blue Ridge, GA. This is a deep water lake that has some great fishing year round.
Location: 575 Marina Road, Chatsworth GA 30705
Apalachia Lake

Apalachia Lake

This ia also a smaller lake that has two boat ramps one on the North Carolina side and one on the Tennessee side. This lake is dammed on both ends, on the top is Lake Hiawassee, and below is where the Hiawassee River comes out of the lake. This lake is about 45 minutes from Blue Ridge, GA.
Location: Cherokee County, North Carolina
Lake Chatuge

Lake Chatuge

This is in Haiwassee, GA, there are several marinas with slips, restaurants, and multiple ramps.
Location: Western North Carolina