You'll find plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors in Union County, Georgia. Take the boat out on one of our lakes or camp lakeside; fish for trout, or paddle in our rivers and streams; hike or mountain bike our many trails, possibly ending at a gorgeous waterfall; play in our parks; see the area on horseback; hit our greens; or relax among the vines at a fabulous winery. You’ll find it all here in Union County.
The 4,180-acre TVA-controlled Lake Nottely is a fisherman’s paradise, offering ample opportunities to land largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie and striped bass, among others. With 106 miles of pristine shoreline nestled in the mountains just northwest of Blairsville, this unspoiled lake offers a breathtaking alpine experience for residents and visitors. For information on lake levels and water releases for Lake Nottely, visit TVA: NottelyLake Nottely Marina
Nottely Marina offers a general store, fuel dock, live bait & tackle, restroom facilities, covered and uncovered slips, boat launching ramp and parking, and rentals of pontoon boats, fishing boats and canoes.Nottely Boat Club & Marina
Nottely Boat Club & Marina on Lake Nottely offers a general store, boat slip rentals, pontoon boat rentals, gas on the lake and at the store on the road, a large deck overlooking the lake, and groceries and sandwiches in the store.
Near Suches, high in the mountains, you’ll find this clear 18-acre lake with picnicking, camping, swimming, fishing, boating and hiking. There is a covered pavilion and bath house near the swimming area.Lake Trahlyta
Lake Trahlyta is the centerpiece of Vogel State Park. This 22-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats. During summer, visitors can cool off at the scenic lakeside beach.
Just 11 miles east of Blairsville at Young Harris, Brasstown Valley Resort is a 503-acre, 135-room resort and conference center with an 18-hole links style championship 7,000-yard golf course. There are also tennis courts, a fitness center, indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, hiking trails and stream fishing. More than 14,000 square feet is available for conferences, meetings and banquets. A fine dining room on the main level seats 160. A Golf Grill provides a more casual type of restaurant on the clubhouse level. Several bars are featured.Butternut Creek Golf Course
Owned and operated by the Union County Recreation Department, Butternut Creek Golf Course sits in downtown Blairsville below beautiful Ivy Log Mountain. Butternut Creek plays to a modest 6,400+ yards, but 4 to 6 tee boxes on every hole give challenging options for every player. Water comes into play on 13 holes.
Old Union is a 7,500-yard championship-length golf course designed by world-renowned golf course designer, Denis Griffiths. Old Union’s 250-acre 18-hole course weaves beautifully through the natural meadows, creeks and woods with a breathtaking view of the mountains as its backdrop. The comprehensive practice range is one of the finest in North Georgia. A semi-private club, Old Union has annual golf memberships available.