Lake Laceola, Georgia, USA

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Lake Locations: USA - South - Georgia - Northeast Georgia Mountains -

Surrounded by the attractiveness of wild azaleas, laurel and forest woods, Lake Laceola lies in the mountains of Northeast Georgia in the town of Cleveland. Adjacent to the Yonah Wilderness Area and the Chattahoochee National Forest, Lake Laceola is a private lake community, boasting breathtaking views from an elevation of 1430 feet.

In an era of growing environmental awareness, Lake Laceola wears the badge of a “green” community featuring plenty of conservation space, some of which is national forest and hiking and biking trails. Offering the best in real estate, the 1100 acres of property feature impressive mountain homes with dramatic views from up to 2700 feet elevation. Lakefront residences give easy and immediate access to the 120-acre lake. The homes are constructed in a natural Adirondack style that is meant to complement the natural, wooded landscape. An idyllic place for a permanent residence or a vacation home, the community has an exquisite lakeside clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center and community boat launch.

Lake Laceola offers residents one of the best angling experiences in Georgia. Stocked with rainbow trout, hybrid bass, walleye, blue gill and largemouth bass, the lake features eight solar-powered fish feeders. Fed by nine mountain streams, the lake’s water level remains constant throughout the year.

The area is brimming with things to do in the quiet and scenic Georgia mountains. There are a handful of golf attractions to choose from just miles from the Lake Laceola community. The adjacent National Forest provides a variety of invigorating activities from backpacking, horseback riding, and white water rafting to hunting, fishing, and bird watching. Small, charming mountain villages await your exploration like the Bavarian-themed village of Helen. An entrance to the famous Appalachian Trail is nearby and the Georgia Wine Highway will carry you to some of Georgia’s best mountain vineyards. And if ever you desire the throb of a big city, Atlanta is just an hour’s drive south.

At Lake Laceola, you will find life in a state of perfection. Retreat to your warm and beautiful home in a mood that feels like Zen. Fish, kayak, or canoe the full circumference of the lake. Marvel at the clear water, reflecting like a mirror the vibrant green of the woods and enjoy your days in the respite and serenity of a mountain treasure.

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Things to do at Lake Laceola

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Swimming Pool
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Birding
  • National Forest

Fish species found at Lake Laceola

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Perch
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Trout
  • Walleye

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Lake Laceola statistics & helpful links


Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 120 acres

Shoreline Length: 5 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 1,430 feet

Average Depth: 60 feet

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