Created in 1925 when Georgia Power flooded the deep valley, Lake Burton is the largest of the north Georgia lakes at 2,775 acres. With over 62 miles of shoreline, Lake Burton is suitable for boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, and fishing. Burton is one of the most sought-after vacation spots in Georgia and features second homes owned by Nick Saban, Vince Dooley, Alan Jackson, and Vince Gill, among others.

Lake Seed was formed in 1927 with the completion of the Nacoochee Dam, a gravity concrete and masonry dam that is 75 feet high and spans 490 feet. The associated Nacoochee Hydroelectric Plant has a capacity of 4,800 kilowatts. Nacoochee is derived from the Cherokee word that means “evening star.”

Lake Rabun is a 835-acre reservoir with 25 miles of shoreline and the southernmost of the three lakes in the Georgia Power Tallulah system. Popular events at the lake include the 4th of July boat parade and fireworks, the tour of homes, and the Rabun Ramble road race.

For more info on Rabun County lakes, see Georgia Power – North Georgia Lakes