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Outdoor delights in Lake Burton

A favorite outdoor spot in Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest, Lake Burton serves up an idyllic setting for outdoor adventure. An abundance of white, spotted and largemouth bass, bluegill and walleye make the lake a popular stop for anglers, but travelers not too keen on casting a line will find swimming, boating and jet skiing all on the agenda. Whether it's the lake or its surrounding green spaces that grab your attention, you'll find Lake Burton vacation rentals offer the perfect base, and with many rentals right on the water's edge, you couldn't find yourself any closer to the action.

Things to do

Family attractions near Lake Burton

For a change of scenery, surrounding attractions provide something for the whole family to enjoy. The Lake Burton Fish Hatchery typically earns a spot on most itineraries, with travelers keen to catch sight of the tiny brown and rainbow trout before their release into North Georgia's mountain streams. Further afield, but within around an hour's drive of most rentals, the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia offers a somewhat quaint opportunity to squeeze in a little culture, while the petting zoo at North Georgia Zoo & Farm is a surefire recipe for family fun.


Lake Burton offers a pace to suit

The kind of place to truly escape from the harried nature of daily life, the pace at which you enjoy the lake is up to you. Keep things leisurely by watching the sun cast its morning glow over the water before doing a little fishing off the dock or ramp things by hiring a jet ski from LaPrade's Marina in Clarkesville. Eat dinner at an intimate lakeside restaurant or grab a ticket for a Lake Burton dinner cruise before heading back to your rental to roast marshmallows on the firepit and gaze at the stars in the night sky.


Seasonal appeal at Lake Burton

There's little better than scoring a Lake Burton vacation rental in the height of summer when the temperature in July and August often tops 80 degrees, perfect for getting on the water. That said, you'll typically find the lake is a hive of activity from early June through to late September. Those who don't mind wrapping up a little warmer often choose to visit in October to watch the glorious fall colors grip the landscape. In the winter, the swimmers and pleasure boaters have long since made their way home, leaving dedicated anglers to enjoy the somewhat more secluded surroundings.

Natural features

Lake Burton has natural appeal

Set amid the Appalachian Mountains and boasting more than 60 miles of shoreline, natural delights come thick and fast during a stay in a Lake Burton vacation rental. On the lake's western shore, the Moccasin Creek State Park counts a fishing pier and a wildlife observation tower among its highlights, while on the eastern side, Timpson Cove Park is a popular pitstop for travelers hankering after a beach day. Those up for exploring the surrounding landscape will find rewards such as the Wild & Scenic Chattanooga River and Stekoa Falls are just a scenic drive away from lakeside rentals.

Where to stay around Lake Burton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 673 vacation rentals near Lake Burton. From 369 Cabins to 200 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Burton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Burton?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Burton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • North Carolina: 24,471 vacation rentals
  • Helen: 769 vacation rentals
  • South Carolina: 25,134 vacation rentals
  • North Georgia Mountains: 4,204 vacation rentals
  • Blue Ridge Mountains: 13,136 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Burton! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Burton?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Burton:

  • Helen: 769 rentals
  • Highlands: 1,007 rentals
  • Hiawassee: 815 rentals
  • Franklin: 1,559 rentals
  • Dahlonega: 556 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Burton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake Burton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Unicoi State Park: 650 rentals
  • Anna Ruby Falls: 980 rentals
  • Toccoa Falls: 298 rentals
  • Brasstown Bald Mountain: 2,248 rentals
  • Black Rock Mountain State Park: 1,396 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Burton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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