Lake Burton


$26.3MTotal Value
Lake Burton, Georgia

The Lake Burton real estate market is a top ten marketplace for lake property in Georgia.

The average list price for Lake Burton homes for sale is $1,199,000. Normally there are about 100 lake homes for sale at Lake Burton, and 70 listings for lots and land.

Lake Burton is a mid-sized Georgia lake, and has 62 miles of shoreline. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 104 miles away.

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(706) 947-3194
3655 GA-197
Clarkesville, GA 30523
(706) 947-3420
7796 GA-197
Clarkesville, GA 30523
(706) 947-0162
4960 Laurel Lodge Rd
Clarksville, GA 30523
  • Counties: Rabun County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: Fourth of July Firework set off from Billy Goat Island, Lake Burton Fun Run
  • Interesting facts: The town of Burton, for which the lake was named, is now beneath the lake's surface.
(706) 782-3100
162 Legacy Point
Clayton, GA 30525
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
6000 N Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30320
117 miles away
Habersham County Airport
441 W Airport Rd, Cornelia, GA 30531
34 miles away
About Lake Burton
Convenient to Four States

Located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Burton is a short drive from North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

Just minutes from Clayton, residents will find restaurants, stores, hotels, and other conveniences nearby.

Major hospitals, as well as the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, are approximately 100 miles away in Atlanta.

Man-Made Lake of 2,775 Acres

Lake Burton was the first and largest of six human-made lakes on the Tallulah River. Its waters encompass 2,775 acres and reach depths of 130 feet. Its 62 miles of shoreline is home to a mix of permanent residents and seasonal vacationers.

Recreational Opportunities

Lake Burton is an active lake environment of boating, fishing, water skiing, tubing, kayaking, and more. Swim at Timpson Cove Beach or picnic at the overlook at Jones Bridge Park.

On the lake’s west side, Moccasin Creek State Park features campgrounds, a lakeside pavilion, walking trails, and a fishing pier.

While being in this beautiful, mountainous region, many campgrounds about the area are easily accessible with level grounds.

There are plenty of hiking opportunities away from the lake near the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Appalachian Trail.

Known for Outstanding Fishing

Home to the Lake Burton Fish Hatchery, the lake is home to an impressive number of fish species including spotted, largemouth, and white bass, black crappie, white catfish, walleye, yellow perch, bluegill, redear, sunfish, as well as brown and rainbow trout.

With such a variety of sport fish, the lake is a well-liked fishery among local and visiting anglers. Spotted Bass are one of the most sought-after fish of Lake Burton, holding the record for a spotted bass caught at eight pounds, two ounces.

Stunning July 4th Celebrations, Fall Events

On the Saturday night before Independence Day, an impressive fireworks display is set off against the Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop. Hundreds of people gather around the lake’s Billy Goat Island, in boats, and onshore, to see the fantastic show.

In nearby Blue Ridge, events like Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, Moonshine Festival, Soap Box Derby, Georgia Mountains Fall Festival, Santa Express, and New Year’s Eve Midnight Train happen annually.

An Exquisite Lake Lifestyle

Lake Burton is a source of premier lake property in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains.