SPEND QUALITY FAMILY TIME AT GEORGIA’S GORGEOUS LAKES
Georgia is home to 23 lakes, all of which offer superior family fun. Here are three Georgia lakes we particularly love that make great escapes for a vacation with the kids.
Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga. There are myriad ways to explore the 19,000+ acres of Lake Oconee, but our family’s favorite is to experience the waters from Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation. Enjoy a host of activities for families on the resort grounds, including S’mores by the Lake every evening at 8 p.m. Relax at the infinity pool overlooking Lake Oconee, or splash in the water at the beach. Reynolds Plantation offers numerous lake activities such as canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Young Harris Water Sports Boat Rentals is onsite to offer jet skis, pontoon boats, ski boats and wake boats.
Our family stayed at Reynolds Plantation and named it the best family resort in the state: 365atlantafamily.com/ReynoldsPlantation
Lake Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge, Ga. North Georgia’s rolling mountains surround the unspoiled blue waters of Lake Blue Ridge, creating one of the most scenic lakes in the state. Lake Blue Ridge Marina is a full service marina where you can launch your own boat, or rent a pontoon for a half or full day. Kids will love renting paddle boats, canoes or stand up paddle boards, as well. Don’t miss Morganton Point Recreation Area on the lake. It offers a beach, showers, a picnic area and trails to the Chattahoochee National Forest. Lake Blue Ridge Outfitters is located here; you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards and fishing equipment. You can purchase a fishing license, buy a hotdog, pick up bait or enjoy an ice cream all at one stop.
If one day is not enough- and it never is –then try camping at Morganton Point, with sites for primitive tent camping or full service hookups for campers. Blue Ridge also offers numerous cabin rental options; many are directly on the lake. Find a list of cabin rental companies here.
Our family stayed at a lovely unit from Mountain Top Cabin Rentals. You can read more about it on my site: 365atlantafamily.com/BlueRidgeCabin
Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Ga. The Lodge at Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club at Georgia Veteran’s State Park. Take the SAM Shortline train excursion or visit the local Military Museum. At the marina, you can launch your own vessel or rent fishing boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, ski boats or kayaks. Stay overnight at the lodge for a weekend of excitement.