Lake Winfield Scott is an 18-acre (7.3 ha) mountain pond located 10 miles (16 km) south of Blairsville, Georgia in Union County. The lake, which is owned and managed by the U.S. Forest Service, is the source of Cooper Creek. It is the centerpiece of the Forest Service's Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area, a park which features hiking, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities. At 2,854 feet (870 m) elevation it is one of Georgia's highest altitude lakes. The various habitats surrounding the lake support a wide assortment of plants and animals.
... There are three trails at the lake ... The 0.4-mile (640 m) Lake Winfield Scott Trail circles around the lake shore ... Jarrad Gap Trail and Slaughter Gap Trail share a common trailhead, located on the lake's southern tip ...
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