The Chatuge Dam trail is 2.5 miles round trip over the dam and through a wooded area entering the Gibson Cove Campground. Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina is beautiful Lake Chatuge. Lake Chatuge is a TVA lake with 132 miles of shoreline, perfect for boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, picnicking in secluded coves and camping. Visitors enjoy leisurely strolls along the dam with its spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains. It is paved and has beautiful views of the Lake.

While we are blessed with incredible natural beauty attracting visitors from all over the world, some of our most popular destinations in the Lake Chatuge area are our many waterfalls in all their majestic splendor. There are many public boat ramps that offer easy access to all water sports. In 1942, the TVA constructed a 2,950-foot earth-and-rock dam across the Hiawassee River, forming Lake Chatuge. North Georgia Waterfalls Hiking to waterfalls near Hiawassee and Young Harris.

There is often wildlife in the area and of course “in season” lots of campers. The scenic beauty of Lake Chatuge is nearly unsurpassed in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, drawing tourists and seasonal residents from all over the country.