Find your “secret” place in this quiet community tucked away in the southwestern corner of North Carolina where nature’s beauty abounds! The natural beauty of Clay County lies nearly unchanged through the years. Beautiful streams, Lake Chatuge and mountains for all to enjoy. Your ideal spot may include a secluded mountain top retreat with scenic views and a babbling brook running beside the deck of your cabin, or you may prefer a lakeside getaway on the shores of Chatuge. We’re sure you can find a place to call your own in Clay County!
There are some 64,200 acres of US Forest land and 7 miles of Appalachian Trail that lie within Clay County. The County seat is Hayesville, NC, but Warne and Brasstown also lie in Clay County. This quiet community offers much to do and see. There are quaint shops, the Peacock Playhouse theater, fine restaurants, accommodations to suit any need, festivals and special events. The Clay County Courthouse, built in 1888, is designated in the National Register of Historical Places. You’ll want to visit the Clay County Museum and John C. Campbell Folk School while you’re here too. Did we mention the Cherokee roamed the area?
With mild winters and summers, you’ll want to spend time hiking, exploring, fishing, taking a scenic drive or browsing the numerous shops and watching the ever changing mountains in every season! Lake Chatuge lies half in NC and half in GA, and offers fishing, boating, swimming and other recreational activities. There are some nice campgrounds where you can enjoy your evenings beside a roaring campfire under a star-filled sky.
Just a two hour drive from the major cities of Atlanta, GA, Chattanooga, TN and Asheville, NC! Come see our beautiful area, stay as long as you can. Don’t miss seeing it all . . . from the Standing Indian Mountain (5,498 ft elevation) to the pristine shores of Lake Chatuge. To find out more about Clay County, go to www.claycounty-nc-chamber.com.