• Counties: Newton County
    • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass Hybrid, White Crappie
    • Permit is not required to use the lake.
    • Motorized boats are allowed.
    • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- Gasoline Motors are not allowed on the lake
    Hospitals
    (770) 786-7053
    5126 Hospital Dr NE
    Covington, GA 30014
    Airports
    Monroe-Walton County Airport
    Monroe, GA 30655
    14 miles away
    About Lake Varner
    A Short Drive Away

    Lake Varner is less than a 20-minute drive from Covington, Georgia, and is around an hour from Atlanta. The lake is close to the Piedmont Walton Hospital and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Hospital.

    A Great Size

    Spanning 850 acres, Lake Varner has all the joys of a larger lake while maintaining the atmosphere of a smaller lake.

    Tons of Fun

    There is plenty of fun to be had on Lake Varner. Residents can swim or boat around the lake, and anglers will adore the local populations of bass and crappie.

    Explore Beautiful Covington

    Those looking for fun off the water can visit the nearby town of Covington, Georgia. One popular attraction is Eastside Trails, where visitors can enjoy a beautiful trek through the wilderness. Another popular attraction is the Pop-Up TV and Film Museum, where visitors can tour the museum and see how many shows have been filmed in Covington and buy merchandise from past and present shows and films.

    Quaint and Comfortable

    Those looking for a taste of small-town life will love living on Lake Varner.