Georgia Backroads Article

Read an interesting history of the southern Appalachians by LBCA member, Michael Maffett.   Read more >>


Hidden Danger

Most of us have never heard of Electric Shock Drowning. Learn more!


No Wake Zone

Above the bridge, the No Wake zone extends to up near the camp. Please pay attention to the markers!


Lake Burton Drawdown Canceled

Following is this year’s updated lake drawdown notice from Georgia Power Company:

Dear Lake Resident:

We would like to inform you that Northeast Georgia is now under an extreme drought designation.  This status was updated last week to include the North Georgia Lakes.  Typically this time of year is drier than most months with the rainy season beginning in November and continuing through April. Currently, long range forecasts are calling for below normal rainfall for the next several months.

For this reason, Georgia Power is cancelling the Annual “Winter Rule Curve” Drawdown for Lake Burton and has notified all appropriate State and Federal agencies of this cancellation.  We expect the lake to continue to fall below normal summer pool with the current forecast.  Cancelling the annual drawdown will allow the lake to be in a better position to refill in the spring if the drought continues as forecasted.

Georgia Power realizes this may cause an inconvenience for your planned shoreline work, and for that we apologize.  Georgia Power will continue to monitor conditions, and as conditions improve, our plan is to reschedule the drawdown for the fall of 2017.

If you have approved plans for construction or repairs, we will renew the permit at the next scheduled drawdown.

For questions regarding the drawdown or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call our office at 706-746-1450.


Jeff Jackson
Lake Resources Manager
North Georgia Land Management Office

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Interested in joining the Lake Burton Civic Association? Check out our membership options and sign up now!

New Website

Please check out our new website and let us know what you think! You can now look up other members as well as register and pay for events online.

Boating Safety

Please be careful on the lake and make sure you and your guests are up to speed on current boating laws and safety. Read more.

Boathouse Signs

The LBCA recommends purchasing “No Wake” and “Boathouse” signs for your boathouse. For more info and to order, click here.