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Fishing in Murray County, North Georgia Mountains

Seasonal Trout Streams

Jacks River Watershed
Upstream from the Georgia-Tennessee state line

North Prong Sumac Creek Watershed

Rock Creek Watershed
Upstream from Murray County Road 4
(the most southern of the two Rock Creek Watersheds that are in the Holly Creek Watershed

Sugar Creek Watershed
Upstream from Murray County Road 4

Sumac Creek Watershed
Upstream from Coffey Lake.

Year-Round Trout Streams

Conasauga River Watershed
Upstream from the Georgia-Tennessee state line
(except Jacks River Watershed)

Dill Creek Watershed

Holly Creek Watershed
Upstream from Dill Creek

Mill Creek Watershed
Upstream from Murray County Road 27

Mill Creek (Hassler's Mill Creek) Watershed
In the Holly Creek Watershed

Rock Creek Watershed
(the most northern of the two Rock Creek Watersheds that are within the Holly Creek Watershed)
upstream from Murray County Road 301.

Small Lake Fishing

Fort Mountain State Park

The lake contains bream, channel catfish and largemouth bass. Fishing is allowed year round from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Fishing is allowed from the bank only. Camping, picnic tables and restrooms are available. Swimming is allowed from Memorial to Labor Day in designated beach areas. Other activities are available at the park.

For more information:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 695-2621

Lake Conasauga

Fish populations in the lake include Redear Sunfish, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, and Rainbow Trout. Trout are stocked three or four times each year. The lake is open all year with car access from April 14 until the last weekend in October. Picnic tables, restrooms, camping, swimming and a boat ramp are available from April to October. Gasoline motors are prohibited; no rental boats are available. Check with the District Forest Ranger in Chatsworth for more details.

Peeples Lake and Murray Lake

These lakes offer fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill in a wilderness setting. Vehicle access is possible to both lakes. The lakes are open year round to boat and bank fishing. No gasoline motors are allowed. There is an unimproved boat ramp and restroom on Peeples Lake, though Murray Lake has neither. Primitive camping is allowed at both lakes.


For more information:
U.S. Forest Service
401 G I Maddox Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 695-6736


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