Lake Tugalo


Lake Tugalo

Little-known mountain lake

Lake Tugalo lies in the mountainous region between Oconee County, South Carolina and Habersham and Rabun Counties in Georgia.

The western arm of the lake is fed by the Tallulah River (GA), while the eastern arm is fed by the Chattooga River (NC/SC).

Lake Tugalo is a 597-acre reservoir with 18 miles of shoreline.  It is backed by the Tugalo Dam. The lake is below Section IV of the Chattooga River and is surrounded by forest covered foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Several small waterfalls flow into this undeveloped lake. Lake Tugalo is an idyllic spot for standup paddle boards, flat water kayaking or fishing. Motorboats are restricted to motors below 20hp, which ensures you’ll find a peaceful tranquil setting.

Click here to see google map of Lake Tugalo Boat Ramp.

Kayakers and Boaters:

If you plan to do a private trip on Section IV of the Chattooga River, you can schedule to have a motor boat shuttle.  Chattooga Sounds Camp will meet you where the river spills into the lake, tie your boats together and cruise you over to the parking lot. This convenient service means you don’t have to paddle two miles of flat water to the take-out.

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