Lake Seed Campground

Seed Lake is a 240 acre lake with thirteen miles of shoreline sandwiched between Lake Burton and Lake Rabun. Lake Seed Campground offers primitive camping.

Closed during the winter months.  Call for dates.

Nestled among the southern reaches of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Lake Seed area in Rabun County was created from Cherokee lands by the Georgia Legislature on December 21, 1819. Early settlers were hardy mountain farmers and trappers. The steep hillsides were never conducive to large farming interests but the natural beauty of the land attracted a particular type of adventurous settler who was self-sufficient and appreciated the solitude of the mountain hideaway. No large cities ever developed here; the county seat is Clayton, incorporated in 1823 and still with a population of only 2000 people. Now, however, the county is well-known as a vacation and retirement haven. The difficult terrain attracts nature-oriented visitors and adventurers. The Appalachian Trail borders the western edge of the county, with the designated ‘Wild and Scenic River’, the Chattooga, running along the eastern edge. On the north is Rabun Bald, a remote, serene mountain peak at 4696 feet high. The south gateway is the Tallulah Gorge carved from the once-roaring river, now dammed, creating a breathtaking canyon. The Chattahoochee National Forest encompasses 149,500 acres within Rabun County, providing a suitable backdrop for all of these natural treasures.

Lake Seed is the smallest of the three main reservoirs on the Tallulah Rivers. Only 240 acres, the long narrow lake boasts 13 miles of shoreline, with many higher-end custom homes. Remaining shoreline is carefully managed by Georgia Power, which allows limited development for leaseholders under strict regulation. A small public boat ramp is located on the northeast shore and boats are limited to 30 feet or less. The scenic shoreline makes Lake Seed a favorite among canoe and kayak fans, while those lucky enough to live here enjoy their pontoons, paddleboats, sailboats and pleasure boats. Fishing is a popular activity year round, with a healthy population of spotted and largemouth bass, yellow perch, walleye, sunfish and crappie. A variable river current flows through the lake dependent on dam water releases. Current areas are colder water, so most bass are found in the warmer shallows. Several tributary streams into Seed Lake are designated trout streams. A campground along the western shore provides tent camping areas, picnic areas, restrooms, drinking water, and a beach with a swimming area.

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