Discover Georgia's Towns County and City Parks - Check out the Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden, High Shoals Falls and Scenic Area in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Lake Chatuge and more.
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Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden boasts one of the largest collections of hybrid rhododendrons in the state of Georgia. With more than 3,000 plants in bloom from early April to late May, visitors are invited to tour the gardens along their pine bark trail on the shores of Lake Chatuge. The garden is enjoyable throughout the year. Garden is open year-round. Admission is free of charge, but a $3 donation is requested. Phone: 706-896-4191 - Address: 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee Georgia 30546 - Directions: 1 mile west of Hiawassee, Georgia on US 76, within the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
High Shoals Falls - in the Chattahoochee National Forest is a succession of 5 waterfalls grace this 170-acre scenic area. These falls have an estimated total vertical drop of 300 feet. The High Shoals Trail (1.2 miles) follow along High Shoals Creek to observation decks beside 2 of the 5 streams cascading in the High Shoals Scenic Area. Phone: 706-745-6928 - Address: F.S. Road #283, Hiawassee Georgia 30546 - Directions: Take GA 75 N from Helen for 1.4 miles. Turn right on FS Rd 283 at the High Shoals sign. Go 1.5 miles on this road.
High Shoals Scenic Area - in the Chattahoochee National Forest has 2 waterfalls, luxuriant banks of rhododendron and laurel, sparkling mountain streams, 170-acre area. Hikers can visit waterfalls by taking a 1.2-mile trail from F.S. 283. Hiking. Phone: 706-745-6928 - Address: F.S. Road #283, Hiawassee Georgia 30546 - Directions: GA Hwy 75 N from Cleveland for 22 mi; turn R (east) on FS Rd. 283 for 1 mile to trailhead.
Lake Chatugeis a 7,050 acre TVA reservoir. About half of the lake lies in GA. Lake Chatuge is a recreational lake for swimming, boating, skiing, tubing, fishing, etc.