View Full Version : Hiking around lakes

03-19-2011, 10:52
well im new to this forum but i cant seem to find a trail that goes around or goes by a lake. ive checked out fontana but im bringing some of my friends and one in particular has never been backpacking. the stretch from wesser to fontana dam is pretty brutal so i dont want him to be miserable. hes an avid fisherman so we would like to be by a lake so he can fish and i can get my hiking in. oh yah and i can go anywhere around the southeast since i like in atlanta

03-19-2011, 11:00
when i say trail i mean the AT

03-19-2011, 11:04
The AT goes around the west side of Wautauga Lake in TN about 30 miles south of Damascus, VA., and there's a shelter there, too.
Wautauga Lake Shelter.

03-19-2011, 11:06
spelling is Watauga, btw. whoops.

03-19-2011, 11:06
You can camp right on Watauga too. One site I saw even had its own fishing cleaning table.

Sierra Echo
03-19-2011, 11:09
AT goes within a mile of Dockery Lake in North Ga.

03-19-2011, 11:09
checked out. very interesting where would be a good starting point. i cant seem to find one. we could probably do a good 20-25 miler to the the lake

03-19-2011, 14:03
Beware the bear at Watauga Lake. He's a stalker!!!

03-19-2011, 18:54
When I section hiked GA a guy came with us who fly fished all day.

03-19-2011, 21:03
plenty of lakes along the AT in Maine if you are up that way

03-20-2011, 09:41
nothing worse than setting up camp near a fishing lake and hearing boats running all night