Nottely Reservoir lies in the state of Georgia on the southeastern edge of the Georgia River watershed, nestled in the mountains and valleys of the Chattahoochee National Forest.
The Lake Nottely lake is 20 miles long and has 4,180 surface acres at normal summer pool elevations.
Construction of Lake Nottely Dam began in 1941 and was completed in 1942. The dam is 184 feet high and stretches 2,300 feet across the Nottely River. Nottely has a flood-storage capacity of 100,000 acre-feet. Full pool is at 1,779 feet above M.S.L. Nottely Lake is totally in Union County, and is a 4,180-acre TVA lake with 106 miles of shoreline nestled in the mountains just northwest of Blairsville.
Nottely Reservoir is 4,180 acre TVA reservoir. The water level in Nottely Reservoir varies about 32 feet in a normal year.
Hundreds of residential home sites are located along the shoreline.
It is a small mountain lake with clear deep water and an abundant striper population.
The Chattahoochee National Forest, which borders a substantial portion of the lake, adds to the scenic quality of the area. Nottely is noted for its black and striped bass, walleye, rainbow trout, and bass which the state of Georgia has stocked to enhance fishing opportunities.