River and Stream Fishing


Below is a list of developed recreation areas along streams and rivers with easy access where you can fish. There are too many other streams and rivers to list here that do not have a developed recreation area on them. Many are in the back country, away from roads and trails - see Georgia DNR's Trout Stream Interactive Map. These back country fishing opportunities may be more challenging to reach but they offer a more secluded setting and remote experience.

New to fishing? Check out numerous volunteer partner groups who can teach you!

Groups like Georgia Trout Unlimited and it's local chapters help improve fish habitat on the national forest, as well as provide conservation education while teaching kids and adults to fish, sponsor kid and senior fishing rodeo events, or perform a host of other valuable services. Find volunteer groups on the web or on social media.

*NEW Georeferenced Fishing Maps available for download*

As a benefit to fishermen/women, a series of new maps are now available that depict trout streams on the forest, which are managed and stocked with trout. The maps stocked streams, delayed harvest streams, and other State fishing regulations.

Besides trout streams, these six large color maps display roads, seasonal road closures, trails, wilderness areas and recreation sites. These maps are being made available for the use and enjoyment of visitors to the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, but are not intended for official use or enforcement of federal regulations. Data shown on these maps are for reference only. The U.S. Forest Service strives to obtain accurate and precise data, however, there are likely some errors in these data.

All of these files require Adobe Reader or the Avenza mobile application for viewing. These maps are georeferenced for user convenience when using mobile applications, however printed copies are not available.

River and Stream Fishing Areas