2014 Tallulah River Fishing Rodeo for Kids

A young angler with a big smile holds up her stringer full of trout.
Get outdoors and learn about fishing and the value of healthy forests and clean water.

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Calling all kids ages 2 to 15 years old!
Tell Mom and Dad and the rest of your friends & family you want to go fishing at the 2014 Tallulah River Kids Fishing Rodeo!

Registration is required. On-site registration begins at 8:00am the day of the event and fishing is allowed from 8:30 -11:30. But if you register early you'll have more time to fish on the day of the event. Registration forms are available at the Chattooga River Ranger District office or you can download the form here. Print it at home, fill it out, and either turn it in when you arrive at the rodeo or send it to the Chattooga River Ranger District.

  • Fax to: 706 754-1021
  • Mail to:
    • Tallulah River Kids Fishing Rodeo Registration
    • 9975 Highway 441S
    • Lakemont, GA 30552

All children will be very likely to catch fish! Approximately 2,500-3,000 brook, brown and/or rainbow trout will be stocked in the river just prior to the event only.

This event is only for kids 2 through 15 years of age only.

Only one rod and reel per child. The daily limit is 8 trout.

All fishing will be from the shore since boats are not allowed.

Parents or guardians can help small kid's fish, but cannot fish for them. Volunteers will be available to assist the kids.

Please be respectful of others around you!

If dangerous weather threatens, the rodeo will be called off and everyone will gather at the tents to give away the donated prizes.

View the Tallulah River web page for more details about this recreation area.

For additional information, call the Chattooga River Ranger District Office at 706 754-6221.

How to Get There

Directions from Clayton:

Take US HWY 76 W approximately 7.8 miles.  Turn RIGHT onto PERSIMMON RD.  Follow PERSIMMON RD approximately 4.2 miles.  Turn LEFT onto TALLULAH RIVER RD.  Follow TALLULAH RIVER RD approximately 0.4 mile to TALLULAH RIVER CAMPGROUND – CAMP 5 on the LEFT.

Directions from Hiwassee:

Take US HWY 76 E approximately 18.5 miles.  Turn LEFT onto PERSIMMON RD.  Follow PERSIMMON RD approximately 4.2 miles.  Turn LEFT onto TALLULAH RIVER RD.  Follow TALLULAH RIVER RD approximately 0.4 mile to TALLULAH RIVER CAMPGROUND – CAMP 5 on the LEFT.

Directions from Cleveland:

Take GA-115 approximately 2.7 miles.  Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto GA-255.  Follow GA-255 approximately 7.0 miles.  Turn LEFT onto GA-17/GA-255/UNICOI TURNPIKE and follow approximately 2.6 miles.  Turn RIGHT onto GA-255 ALT and follow approximately 3.3 miles.  Turn RIGHT onto GA-255 and follow approximately 3.1 miles.  GA-255 becomes GA-197.  Follow approximately 12.3 miles.  Turn RIGHT onto US HWY 76 E and follow approximately 3.0 miles.  Turn LEFT onto PERSIMMON RD.  Follow PERSIMMON RD approximately 4.2 miles.  Turn LEFT onto TALLULAH RIVER RD.  Follow TALLULAH RIVER RD approximately 0.4 mile to TALLULAH RIVER CAMPGROUND – CAMP 5 on the LEFT.

This event is sponsored by:

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  • Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited

and is supported through donations and volunteer assistance from several local groups and organizations.