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Lake Burton Map & Fishing Information

Lake Burton was one of the first lakes in the United States created specifically for power generation. With the completion of the dam at the east end of the lake in 1913, more than 2700 acres of lake were created. In the rugged north Georgia mountains of Rabun and Burton Counties, Lake Burton has coves galore. Each is more breathtaking than the last, with peaks jutting high above the water. The Tallulah River was dammed and the town of Burton flooded when the lake was completed. Today the lake serves as a reservoir, controlling the flow of water to Seed Lake below it.At 2,775 acres, Lake Burton is the largest of Georgia Power's North Georgia lakes. Lake Burton, with 62 miles of shoreline. Lake is formed by concrete gravity dam. Spillway (crest elevation, 1,860.0 ft) is equipped with eight gates 22 ft wide by 6.6 ft high. Dam completed in 1919. Total capacity at elevation 1,866.6 ft, top of gates, is 108,000 acre-ft, of which 106,000 acre-ft is usable storage. Lake is used for power development. Capacity curve and month end elevations furnished by Georgia Power Company.


Lake Burton Marinas
LaPrade's Marina on Lake Burton
LaPrade's Marina is the ONLY full service marina on Lake Burton where you can store your boat, service your boat, buy a new boat, rent a boat, dine in or outside, enjoy live music, have a beautiful venue for a wedding, reunion, birthday dinner, etc., ride in an AUTHENTIC Venetian Water Taxi, buy gifts and convenience items, and so much more.

If you are an avid angler, do not miss out on our very own Lake Burton; one of the most beautiful and pristine lakes in the southeast with opportunities galore for every type of fisherman. From LaPrade's Marina you can arrange a variety of guided fishing trips, or rent a pontoon boat and venture out on your own.

The development of the 10,000 square foot building and the first phase of the covered boat slips has been completed. The second phase of the covered boat slips will hopefully begin shortly and reservations are now being taken. You may rent an uncovered boat slip on an annual basis and be on the waiting list for a covered slip with an electric lift.. We are also offering long term leases. Please call or email the marina for more information. (news@lapradesmarina.com) The site will eventually consist of up to 160 slips and16 single stall boat houses for boats up to 30 ft. Stop by and see the exciting new development and the plans for the single stall boat houses.
LaPrade's Marina
25 Shoreline Trail
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Lake Burton, Georgia
Phone: (706) 947-0010
Email: news@lapradesmarina.com


Lake Burton Fishing Guides
My name is Wes Carlton and I am 36 years old. I am a native of Gainesville GA, and grew up fishing lake Sidney Lanier. Seven years ago I began guiding fishing trips for Striped Bass and Spotted Bass on lakes Lanier, and Nottely. I am a very involved, married parent of two boys 7 1/2 and 1 1/2, and enjoy teaching children about fishing. I have worked with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on a wide array of projects. After a couple years of successful business I began to broaden my guide service. I started guiding World Class Brown Trout, Spotted Bass, and Walleye trips on Lakes Burton, Seed and Rabun. My business has really grown over the last couple of years; more than I expected. I have been fortunate enough to guide a couple of popular college ball coaches and a few television celebrities. My clients are from various regions of the United States and other countries ranging in ages 5 to 85. I am very professional and treat my customers with the utmost respect. I enjoy meeting new people every day!!! Most important "I LOVE FISHING"! Come enjoy a trip with us.
Wes Carlton
Phone: 770-318-9777
Email: getbit2@yahoo.com
Lake Burton Fishing and Outdoor
3455 Keith Bridge Road
Cumming, GA 30041-4084
Lake Burton Camping

Moccasin Creek State Park
Surrounded on three sides by Lake Burton, this park offers a diverse array of outdoors activities. The Lake Burton Fish Hatchery is nearby and tours are available. Fishing in the lake is excellent, but the true attraction is for canoeing and hiking. Camping is available year-round, however local conditions can make the road to the campground impassible.
Moccasin Creek State Park
Route 1, Box 1634,
Clarksville, 30523,
Phone: (706)947-3194

YMCA Camp High Harbour
YMCA Camp High Harbour, located on beautiful Lake Burton in the northeast Georgia Mountains, offers a variety of programs for our campers. During the summer, Lake Burton operates 9 one-week sessions. Campers live in large cedar cabins on Lake Burton for a rustic camping experience. We offer two general camping programs, three specialty camps, a day camp, and our Advanced Leadership Academy program.  

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