Blue Ridge Reservoir is on the Toccoa River in north Georgia, stretching 11 miles southeast from the dam. The river flows northwest into Tennessee, where it’s called the Ocoee River.
Blue Ridge Reservoir is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest of north Georgia. There’s 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.