Hiawassee, GA

Hiawassee, GA2019-09-03T12:09:52-05:00

Named after the Cherokee word for “meadow,” Hiawassee sits on the Georgia and North Carolina border in Towns County. Because of its poor farming conditions, Hiawassee didn’t thrive until after Lake Chatuge was created in 1941. The first annual Georgia Mountain Fair in 1950 marks a changing point in the town’s economy and remains one of the area’s biggest attractions today.

Having a tourism-based economy, Hiawassee is highlighted by the beautiful Lake Chatuge, which boasts gorgeous lake scenery enveloped by the breathtaking Appalachian Mountains. The town is a popular area for summer vacationers, fall tourists, migrating residents and retirees who enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and breathing the fresh mountain air. It even has its own sanded “beach” in the middle of town as well as high-end resorts nearby like The Ridges, The Retreat and Brasstown Valley Resort. When people visit Hiawassee, they can’t help but fall in love with the scenery.

Hotels & Cabins

Restaurants

Hawg Wild BBQ & Catfish House

Serving Northeast Georgia as a place where anyone can enjoy a unique menu that shows our LOVE of a great Southern Tradition… BBQ & Catfish!!

Hiawassee, GA
706-896-3200
625 US Hwy 76

Clarkesville, GA
706-754-4323
515 Grant St

hawgwildbbq.com

Marina Station Lake Chatuge

Over 40 feet of bar service on the lake with plenty of TVs. Roll-up glass garage doors create an open air setting with the best Lake Chatuge views in town.
LIVE MUSIC • Serving Lunch & Dinner • Outdoor Seating • Live Bait • Provisions Store
Marina with Pontoon, Jet Ski, Kayak, and Slip Rentals

(706) 896-2262
3399 US 76 • Hiawassee, GA 30546

facebook.com/marinastationga

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Marina Station Lake Chatuge

Over 40 feet of bar service on the lake with plenty of TVs. Roll-up glass garage doors create an open air setting with the best Lake Chatuge views in town.
LIVE MUSIC • Serving Lunch & Dinner • Outdoor Seating • Live Bait • Provisions Store
Marina with Pontoon, Jet Ski, Kayak, and Slip Rentals

(706) 896-2262
3399 US 76 • Hiawassee, GA 30546

facebook.com/marinastationga

Northeast Georgia Art Tours

2019 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour – November 8, 9, 10
Habersham, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White Counties GA & Clay County NC. Follow the “ART ZONE” signs for participating locations. Demonstrating artists on site!

artstour.org

Splash Island – The Ridges Resort

Splash Island is a huge floating water park located on Lake Chatuge! Fun for all ages, Splash Island brings thrilling, heart-pounding fun and excitement to kids of all ages – even those who are kids at heart! Splash In at Splash Island! Great for Birthday Parties and Special Events. Open to the public! Call to set up your next party!

(706) 896-1886

facebook.com/splashislandga

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