Hiawassee, Georgia

Brasstown Bald is Georgia's highest peak at over 4000' and is found near Hiawasee Georgia. Additionally, with the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Chatuge and the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds - Hiwassee is a family's mountain experience just waiting for you!

Hiawassee and Lake Chatuge, Georgia, stand out as one of the most captivating regions nestled in the enchanting embrace of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Drawing visitors and summer residents from all corners of the country, it serves as an ideal destination for those seeking an exceptional outdoor experience.
Lake Chatuge

Things to do in
Hiawassee, Georgia

Explore Lake Chatuge: Take advantage of the stunning Lake Chatuge, which offers a plethora of water-based activities. You can go boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, or simply relax on the shores and enjoy the scenic beauty.

Hike the Appalachian Trail: Hiawassee is a gateway to the southernmost portion of the Appalachian Trail. If you love hiking and nature, you can embark on a memorable journey along the trail, which provides breathtaking views and a chance to immerse yourself in the wilderness.

Visit the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds: The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds host a variety of events and festivals throughout the year. From arts and crafts shows to music festivals, the fairgrounds offer a taste of the local culture and provide an entertaining experience for visitors.

Hiawassee Ga Dining

Where to eat in
Hiawassee, Georgia

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Where to stay in
Hiawassee, Georgia

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Constructed in 1942 as a significant undertaking of the Tennessee Valley Authority's lakes projects, Lake Chatuge deviated from the primary purpose of supplying power during World War II, which was the focus for many other TVA lakes at the time.

Instead, Lake Chatuge was initially designed with the dual objectives of flood control and facilitating navigation downstream.

Top Three Things to Do in Hiawassee Georgia

lake chatuge

Lake Chatuge!

Nestled amidst the scenic splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Chatuge in Georgia captivates visitors with its breathtaking beauty and recreational allure. Created as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority's lakes projects in 1942, this picturesque reservoir serves multiple purposes. Originally designed for flood control and navigation assistance downstream, Lake Chatuge has evolved into a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From boating and fishing on its shimmering waters to hiking along its picturesque shores, the lake offers a myriad of activities that embrace nature's wonders. With its tranquil charm and the surrounding mountain vistas, Lake Chatuge stands as a cherished destination that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit.

Towns County Beach on Lake Chatuge, is open free to the public where you can find a sandy beach to swim in the lake, get some sun, have a picnic, and enjoy the playground.
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Helen Ga Waterfalls

Hike the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail near Hiawassee, Georgia, is a popular segment of the iconic long-distance hiking trail that spans over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Hiawassee serves as a gateway town for hikers starting their northbound journey on the trail. This section of the Appalachian Trail is renowned for its scenic beauty and diverse landscapes.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail near Hiawassee is an unforgettable experience, providing adventurers with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the North Georgia mountains and create lasting memories along this iconic trail.

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Visit the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, which opened in 1978, is home to several popular events throughout the year including the Georgia Mountain Fair, Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In, Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, Superstar concerts, and Georgia's Official State Fiddlers' Convention. Located on a 161-acre (0.65 km2) tact along the shores of Lake Chatuge in the north Georgia mountain community of Hiawassee, the Fairgrounds offers a glimpse into the past with its historic Pioneer Village, an expansive and comfortable music venue in the Anderson Music Hall, the Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens and 189 RV camp sites with lake views and modern conveniences.

The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds is just a about 1/2 mile south of Hiawassee. 

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Top Dining Experiences in Hiawassee Georgia

Hiawassee Georgia Dining

Hiawassee Georgia offers a diverse range of dining options to satisfy various tastes and preferences. Here are some dining options you can explore in Helen:


The Top 5 Restaurants in Hiawassee, Ga!

Hiawassee GA Restaurants
The Happy Hawg
1586 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2170
Closed Mon, Tues, Wed

Monte Alban Restaurant
581 N Main St, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2219
Sundance Grill
715 N Main St, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2220
Daniel's Steakhouse
273 Big Sky Dr, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2240
Closes 4PM Sunday
Hawg Wild BBQ & Catfish House
625 US Highway 76 West, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2150
Closed Mon,Tues, Closes 3PM Sun

Hiawassee Georgia and
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Georgia Mountains Fairgrounds

In 1950, Towns County held its first annual Georgia Mountain Fair, which was a three-day agricultural exposition in the local high school recreation field. With just 2,000 attendees for the first fair alone, the event would soon exponentially grow, making the high school too small to host the event. By the 1970s, the Georgia Mountain Fair had nearly 100,000 people attending each year, and fair representatives decided that the event would need to be moved to a larger venue. With local support of the Towns County Lions Club, organizers purchased a large amount of land next to the picturesque Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia, and in 1978, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds hosted its first Georgia Mountain Fair.

Camping at Georgia Mountains Fairground


Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds | North Georgia Camping

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds is home to one of the best campgrounds for Mountain views called Georgia Mountain Campground, located in Hiawassee Georgia and has some of the best north Georgia camping I have seen!

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