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Chatuge Lake, NC

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Lake Size: 3700 Acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 133 Mile
Deepest Depth: 2950 ft
Latitude: 35.0176
Longitude: -83.7913
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 1926 ft (587 m)
Counties: Clay County
Cities: Hayesville
Lake Management: Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area.

Information: Lake Chatuge was founded in 1942. TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) constructed a 2,950 foot earth-filled dam across the Hiawassee River. Originally for the purpose of flood control and to bring affordable electrical power to the area. Lake Chatuge has an abundance of scenic coves along its 133 mile shoreline are great for fishing, swimming, boating, camping and other water sports. Lake Chatuge which travels between Hiawassee Georgia and Hayesville North Carolina. The entire lake is approximately 7,200 acres, 3,700 of which are in Clay County.
  
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There are three public boat ramps on the North Carolina side of Lake Chatuge: Jackrabbit Mountain Campground, off Hwy 175; Gibson Cove Campground, off Myers Chapel Road; and Ledford Chapel Wildlife Access Ramp, on Hwy 64.
Thirty-two species of fish inhabit Lake Chatuge, with Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass, spotted Bass, Sunfish and White Bass predominating. Striped White Bass hybrids are stocked annually. Fishing licenses are required for all except residents using digestible bait, whether fishing in streams or the lake; short-term licenses are available for visitors.
Address: Tennessee Valley Authority Chickamauga-Hiwassee Watershed Team 221 Old Ranger Road Murphy,NC,28906 Phone: 828-837-7395 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Directions: From Chattanooga, go north on 1-75 and take exit 20, Highway 64 East.Stay on 64E through Murphy, NC to Hayesville, NC.
 



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