Chestatee Overlook


A scenic view from Chestatee Overlook.

The Chestatee Overlook gives you a wide-angle view of the watershed that gives rise to the Chestatee River. In the foreground lies the Dockery Lake Campground and in the distance is the Blood Mountain Wilderness. This is a great photo opportunity.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Fees No fee is required

General Information


From Dahlonega, Ga, drive 11.7 miles north on State Highway 60. Chestatee Overlook is on the right side of the road just past the entrance to Dockery Lake Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Scenic Driving

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Scenic Driving

Chestatee Overlook provides a scenic interlude on your travels in the central part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. A great driving loop for the day consists of Highway 60 north from Dahlonega to Highway 180 in Suches. Turn right on 180 to Lake Winfield Scott and then on to Unicoi State Park on HIghway 129. Continuing south on the 129 gives you the opportunity to stop in at Helton Creek Falls, the Appalachian Trail, and DeSoto Falls. Complete the loop by turning right on U.S. 19 where you can visit Dicks Creek Falls on your way back to Highway 60 and Dahlonega.