• Length: 11 Miles
• Surface Area: 540 Acres
• Average Depth: 40 Feet
Boasting a surface area of 540 acres and a maximum depth of about 90 feet, Lake Arrowhead features 11 miles of sandy shoreline and some of the most consistently pristine waters in the state of Georgia. Not surprisingly, the lake is a highly desirable place to live; real estate and vacation rentals are widely available, mostly on the upper neck known as "The Narrows." This northern portion of the lake is littered with secluded bays and coves. It is a designated "no wake zone," out of respect to the many homeowners who live in these parts. To the south lies the "Big Basin," where most of the area's water skiing and boating takes place. The Arrowhead Dam is also located toward the southern end of this spectacular body of water.
Swimming, wake boarding, tubing, and kayaking are some of the area's finest outdoor activities. Pontooning and boating are also popular, but jet skis are not allowed due to noise restrictions. An 18-hole golf course can be found on the premises, as well as a marina and boat launch. Anglers are likely to catch catfish, bream, crappie, and bass. Hiking along Lake Arrowhead's eight-mile trail system yields fantastic wildlife watching opportunities, particularly for water turtles, blue herons and deer. The three primary paths are the Flat Rock, Lake Shore and Wilderness Trails - which stretch for one, two and four miles, respectively.