Currently, they have somewhat restricted hours, so make sure that you check in advance to confirm that it will be open or just drop by if you are downtown!
This article makes a good point which many of guests during the past year have learned.
If you are going to have to home office, why not do it at a place that you will love?
Welcome to Lake Burton!!! Hope to see you soon!!!
Every year Lake Burton is drawn down in the fall to accommodate the historically high rainfall months. This drawdown is called the “Winter Rule Curve” and is a part of the requirements of our License to generate electricity with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Lake Burton “Winter Rule Curve” annual drawdown schedule:
November 1, 2020 – Lake starts down gradually from Normal (1865.0 elevation)
December 31, 2020 – Lake is 7’ feet down (1858.0 elevation)
February 1, 2021 – Lake starts up from (1858.0 elevation)
March 1, 2021 – Lake is within 5 feet of Normal pool (1860.0 elevation)
May 1, 2021 – Lake is back to Normal summer pool (1865.0 elevation)
The depth of the lake off of our dock is 19′. This would mean boat access is a possibility year round even though launching points around the Lake are somewhat restricted – the one at Murray Cove is available year round, and the marinas will be closed beginning November 1st.
Because of covid-19, the use of lake houses has increased significantly in popularity. Whether this will affect the policies at the marinas has yet to be determined.
Sometimes we start thinking of ourselves as only being a lake house and forget that we’re in the North Georgia mountains.
The appalachians can be beautiful during the winter, too!
With all of the warm and dry weather, Fall is coming late this year to the North Georgia Mountains.
But, it’s coming …
October is the month that the Georgia Mountain State Fair occurs in Hiawassee, Georgia.
As children, we went there to see the giant tomatoes and other crops grown by the mountain folk and to see the cloggers, hear the fiddlers and see the hog rifle competition, like something right out of Sergeant York!
It’s a great place to go to enjoy something completely different!
There is a complete calendar of events in the above link.
Clayton, Georgia (and, of course, Lake Burton) gets another boost from North Georgia in this recent article on
It’s fall in North Georgia, and that means that it’s apple picking time!
Here’s a great article on places to go and see from Explore Georgia.