The Soque River in Habersham County GA is uniquely contained entirely within the county boundaries and makes up the northernmost portion of the upper Chattahoochee watershed in northeast Georgia. Tributaries to the Soque River begin in the Tray Mountain Wilderness Area and form the Left and Right Fork Soque Rivers (aka west and east forks) as they descend into private agricultural land and farms in the Soque and Goshen Valleys in northern Habersham County.
The Left and Right Fork Soque Rivers merge just south of GA Hwy. 356 and north of unincorporated Batesville to form the Soque River, renowned as one of the finest trout streams in the southeast.
The Soque River extends for approximately 30 miles through mostly private land alongside Scenic State Highway 197 and through the heart of Clarkesville, Georgia before finally emptying into the Chattahoochee River in the southwest corner of the county. Due to the fact that there is very little public access to the Soque River, private land with frontage is highly desirable and is considered a good long term investment by just about anyone familiar with real estate values in the area.
Soque River property values have seen rapid appreciation in the last 10 years as the once “little known secret” of trophy trout fishing on the river has become widely known among trout fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. Water temperatures on the upper Soque River are ideal to support prolific numbers of trout while land owners and local trout fishing businesses insure that the river is re-stocked annually and the fish well fed to maintain their trophy size.
If you are looking for trout stream property in the northeast Georgia mountains, consider a home or lot on the Soque River for a primary or second home residence. Moving to Habersham is a great resource for researching, locating, and purchasing your Soque River property.
Call Dale Holmes, Owner/Broker, Headwaters Realty at 706-754-5101 if you want more information about river, lake, or mountain property in northeast Georgia.