It seems like kids can swim and play in the water all day long! It is wise to bring along life vests for the little ones. In case you forgot to do this, these are available at the Walmart in Clayton along with a slew of other lake toys!
Fishing is a great activity. Make sure that you know how to bait a hook – and remove the fish when they catch one. Abundant bream or bluegills swim immediately around the dock, making this easy to do. Fishing poles aren’t expensive. Buy one at the Walmart in Clayton. For tips on getting bate check out our Fishing page.
While we are talking about fishing, the kids will enjoy catching some large trout (and something special for dinner), at Andy’s Trout Farm, 19 miles away, just north of Clayton, in Dillard Georgia.
If you have a boat, skiing, wakeboarding and tubing are big time favorites.
A trip to Moccasin Creek State Park to see the trout hatchery is always a lot of fun. The park offers docks if you wish to go there by boat.
Hiking trails vary in their difficulty. The Coleman River Scenic Trail is not particularly difficult. Check out our other suggestions on our Hiking page.
A trip to Helen, Georgia which likes to refer to itself as “Little Switzerland” can be a lot of fun for everyone. Helen is 29 miles west of the Lake. The Cool River Tubing company offers some very safe river rafting. Great fun especially on a hot summer day! Anna Ruby Falls at the Unicoi State Park is a nice short hike along a 1/2 mile long, paved path and well worth the trip.
The Farm Zoo at the Dillard House, 19.5 miles away in Dillard, Georgia offers a close up look and feel for farm critters, and there are also pony rides.
If you feel that every vacation requires a “zip line adventure”, check out the Zip Line Canopy Tour at Unicoi State Park. Call ahead to confirm age restrictions. Unicoi also offers paddle boats and canoeing.