Blue Ridge Reservoir
March 1, 2013 — Due to ongoing progress on the Blue Ridge Dam rehabilitation project, TVA has returned Blue Ridge Reservoir to its normal operations, which currently calls for spring filling of the reservoir as rain and runoff permit. TVA will be following the Blue Ridge operating guide located online or available through the TVA Lake Info smartphone app (for iPhone and Android devices).
Work is underway on a construction project to reinforce the downstream base of the dam. The project will improve static stability for the dam. Find out more about the project.
Blue Ridge Reservoir is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest of north Georgia. Theres a scenic overlook above the dam and a shaded picnic area near the powerhouse. The canoe and kayak launch site below the dam gives nonmotorized boaters access to the Toccoa River.
The river is noted among anglers for its sunfish, trout, and bass. When water is released from Blue Ridge Dam to generate electricity, the river becomes a Class I-II float through the Georgia hills. Besides providing power and recreational opportunities, Blue Ridge also helps reduce flood damage.