Lake Burton was built in the early 1900s, and like Lake Rabun, Lake Seed, and three other lakes, it was built to provide hydroelectric power to Atlanta. Lake Burton is the largest lake in the county, with over sixty miles of shoreline. The town of Burton was vacated to create the lake. The Lake Burton Civic Association was formed in the late 1960s and provides homeowners with resources and information on community problems and resolutions and organizes social events. Homes on the lake can be anything from a vintage cottage to an impressive Adirondack-style lodge. The Lake Burton Club is a beautiful golf course community with panoramic views of the lake and mountains. Several notable celebrities own property here. YMCA Camp High Harbour makes its home on Lake Burton, offering campers unique experiences in waterskiing, boating, and more. Beyond Lake Burton is the Persimmon Community, which is a secluded and beautiful enclave on the Tallulah River. The trout fishing and camping here is some of the best in the county.