Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area Trails

Blairsville, Georgia

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Like many other facilities in the Georgia highlands, Lake Winfield Scott and its recreation area were projects constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The clear 18-acre lake offers fishing, swimming, and camping. Wildflower and bird viewing are also exceptional here. Many of the place names in this area hark back to an earlier history. Both Slaughter Creek and Gap, along with nearby Blood Mountain, got their gruesome names from a sixteenth-century battle between Native American tribes that supposedly occurred here. One version names the adversaries as the Cherokees and Creeks, with the Cherokee victory sealing their claim to the Georgia mountains. Unfortunately, with no written history from the period, that remains just one line of conjecture. The recreation area contains one trail and the opening sections of two others.
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by Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs (Falcon Guides)

Like many other facilities in the Georgia highlands, Lake Winfield Scott and its recreation area were projects constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The clear 18-acre lake offers fishing, swimming, and camping. Wildflower and bird viewing are also exceptional here.

Many of the place names in this area hark back to an earlier history. Both Slaughter Creek and Gap, along with nearby Blood Mountain, got their gruesome names from a sixteenth-century battle between Native American tribes that supposedly
occurred here. One version names the adversaries as the Cherokees and Creeks, with the Cherokee victory sealing their claim to the Georgia mountains. Unfortunately, with no written history from the period, that remains just one line of conjecture. The recreation area contains one trail and the opening sections of two others.

© 2015 Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Blairsville
Distance: 7.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5-5.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service, Blue Ridge Ranger District, 2042 SR 515 West, Blairsville 30512; (706) 745-6928; www.fs.usda.gov/conf
Local Maps: USGS Neels Gap; Chattahoochee National Forest map
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area Trails

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