Fishing Guide

Fishing in Georgia
Family Fishing on the Georgia River Description - There are about 19 really great lakes for fishing in Georgia. Of course there are more, but we will focus on the more popular ones for this description. Four of these are located on the Alabama border. Seminole lies southwest, a 37,500-acre reservoir known for its excellent sport fishing. The lake is shallow, but natural lime sink ponds have left areas of cool, clear water with a variety of fish. The threatened gopher tortoise, the only tortoise native to Georgia, makes its home along a 2.2-mile nature trail designed to interpret the wiregrass community habitat. Walter F. George, features four campgrounds, day use areas, hiking trails, boat docks and launches in a pristine water environment that offers a beautiful backdrop for numerous recreational activities. West Point, located southwest of Atlanta, GA and features five campgrounds, day use areas, hiking trails, boat docks and launches in a pristine water environment that offers a beautiful backdrop for numerous recreational activities. Including Backpacking, camping, hiking and mountain biking.

Looking more to the center of the state you'll find such jewels as Richard B. Russell which offers some of the state's finest fishing and boating. All facilities are designed for wheelchair accessibility, including the swimming beach. The state park's campground and fully equipped cottages are located on or near the water's edge for a relaxing getaway. A nature trail follows the shoreline to one of the oldest steel pin bridges in the area, loops through the adjoining woods and returns to the beach. Connecting trails link most park facilities. Several Indian sites were excavated near the park in 1980 before the lake was filled, indicating that Paleo-Indians lived in the area more than 10,000 years ago. This area is now called Racker's Bottom and lies deep within the waters of Lake Richard B. Russell.

Just north of Russell is The Corps' newest lake project on the Savannah River, Iying between J. Strom Thurmond Lake to the south and Hartwell to the north, Russell is one of the finest fishing lakes in the Southeast, offering both cold and warm water fisheries. Sidney Lanier and Buford Dam, located in northeast Georgia, were built for the benefit of the public. This facility works to provide electric power, water, flood protection, and navigation while providing recreational opportunities to millions of visitors, as well as a sanctuary for fish, animal, and plant life.

National Wildlife Refuges National Forests, Monuments and Seashores Lakes and Reservoirs
Blackbeard Island
Harris Neck
Chattahoochee NF
Chattahoochee River
Chattahoochee-Oconee NF
Chickamauga and Chattanooga
Cumberland Island Seashore
Fort Pulaski Monument
Jimmy Carter Historic Site
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Oconee NF
Bobby Brown
Elijah Clark
George T. Bagby Lodge
Georgia Veterans Memorial
High Falls
Sidney Lanier
Moccasin Creek
Red Top Mountain Lodge
Richard B. Russell
Walter F. George
West Point

Guide to State Parks:
A. H. Stephens
Amicalola Falls and Lodge
Black Rock Mountain
Bobby Brown
Chief Vann House
Cloudland Canyon
Crooked River
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Elijah Clark
Etowah Indian Mounds
F. D. Roosevelt
Florence Marina
Fort King George
Fort McAllister
Fort Morris
Fort Mountain
Fort Yargo
General Coffee
George L. Smith
George T. Bagby and Lodge
Georgia Veterans Memorial
Hard Labor Creek
High Falls
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Indian Springs
James H. "Sloppy" Floyd
Jarrell Plantation
Jefferson Davis Memorial
John Tanner
Kolomoki Mounds
Lapham-Patterson House
Laura S. Walker
Little Ocmulgee Lodge
Little White House
Magnolia Springs
Moccasin Creek
New Echota Cherokee Capitol
Panola Mountain
Pickett's Mill Battlefield
Providence Canyon
Red Top Mountain Lodge
Reed Bingham
Richard B. Russell
Robert Toombs House
Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve
Skidway Island
Smithgall Woods/ Dukes Creek Conservation Area
Sprewell Bluff
Stephen C. Foster
Sweetwater Creek
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Unicoi Lodge
Victoria Bryant
Watson Mill

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