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Beautiful North Carolina Lake Getaway   U.S.A

Started Dec-2 by Shrinking Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 101 views.

The Beautiful North Carolina Lake Getaway You've Probably Never Heard Of

When I yearn for a weekend of Southern hospitality and relaxation, I do what many people wouldn’t: I head home. From Asheville, I drive along Highway 64, crossing the mountain ridgeline and leaving Nantahala National Forest behind as I emerge into a long valley. Here, Lake Chatuge awaits. It’s a little-known getaway near my hometown of Hayesville, and I come to soak up some sun and enjoy the fresh air.    

Lake Chatuge, constructed by the TVA in 1942, is uniquely positioned in the middle of the Georgia-North Carolina state line, so you can technically swim in two states in one day. With 132 miles of shoreline, it’s a destination that doesn't require an expensive lodge, private beach rental, or long lines to park and enter. For me, it’s a place to gather with family, catch up with old friends, or — in this weekend’s case — relax on a solo trip.     

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