| In the early days of the 20th Century when electricity was produced
primarily from the power of moving water, Georgia Power built its first power
plants along the waterways of the northeast Georgia mountains. These plants
were developed to meet the state's growing demand for electricity.
After these projects were completed, Georgia Power began a land management program to preserve the natural beauty of the area surrounding the lakes. Later, Georgia Power gave the public access to these mountain lakes and forests by opening many recreation areas. The company maintains these facilities for the enjoyment of the public.
Today, the hydroelectric plants provide a relatively small percentage of Georgia Power's total electricity production, but continue to be an important part of the company's generation mix. Georgia Power's six north Georgia lakes are Lake Burton, Lake Seed, Lake Rabun, Tallulah Lake, Lake Tugalo and Lake Yonah. These lakes, different in size and recreational opportunities, draw thousands of visitors each year. No matter what the season, the North Georgia lakes and mountains provide a splendid backdrop for boating, biking, camping, fishing and hiking.
Lake Rabun, like Lake Burton and Lake Seed, is just a short drive from historic Clayton, Ga. The 835-acre lake has facilities for boating and fishing as well as camping and lodging. Nacoochee Park is just one of the recreation areas along Lake Rabun's 25 miles of shoreline. Located on the north end of the lake, Nacoochee Park is a great place to picnic or just relax.
Tallulah Falls Lake
The Tallulah Gorge State Park
Located on the north rim of the Tallulah Gorge, the interpretive center is a great focal point for your mountain venture. The exhibits in the center explain many intriguing facts about the production of electricity, the plants and wildlife of the region and the history and culture of the early settlers.
The park has picnic tables, restrooms and a white sand beach. A well-equipped playground provides fun for young visitors while lighted tennis courts and a big playing field attract all age groups.
The covered pavilion with a stage and dressing rooms is a perfect place for a gathering of family and friends or for performances and crafts to share with others. A small fee reserves the pavilion for your activities. The park, with it's many native trees and shrubs, has three trails. One circles a small pond where ducks and other water fowl often can be seen.
The Terrora Trail starts at the Old Tallulah Falls Jail and meanders around the edges of the Tallulah Lake. The North Rim Trail is the most visited of all. With its breathtaking views of the Tallulah Gorge and its water falls, this trail helps you to understand the unique beauty of this area.
The Terrora Campground, located on the north side of the Gorge, has 50 campsites that are fully equipped with electricity and water hook ups, tables and grills, with hot showers available in the comfort station. There is a playground and a pavilion for camper's use. A resident camp host oversees the campground during the summer.
Other recreation areas provided by Georgia Power are shown on the map. Trips to these areas and to other nearby scenic attractions add to your mountain fun.
The park's breathtaking views of the surrounding gorge and mountain area and the new interpretive center make it an excellent choice as a family vacation destination.
Accommodations and Activities
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