All of the streams described below are easily accessible from Dahlonega, Ga. and contain stocked rainbow and native rainbow and brown trout except where noted. A valid Georgia Fishing License with a trout stamp is required. Holders of an honorary fishing license do not require trout stamps. Certain streams are open only during fishing season which is from the last Saturday in March until Oct. 31.
Nimblewill Creek ~ Just minutes from Forrest Hills Resort
FROM FORREST HILLS Go left onto Hwy 52W for a couple of miles to Nimblewill Rd. on the left. Take Nimblewill Rd. 2.3 miles to Nimblewill Church on the right. Continue straight on unpaved FS 28-2 crossing over Nimblewill Creek after 1 mile. Continue on FS 28-2 for 3 more miles. Nimblewill Creek will appear along the right side of the road. Camping is available along the creek. Open only during fishing season.
All directions below are from downtown Dahlonega. We are located 12 miles west of Dahlonega and closest to the Nimblewill location.
BLACK MOUNTAIN TROUT PONDS
Black Mountain Trout Ponds has multiple ponds full of fresh trout ready for your family. They are a great place for family fun for all ages. They provide everything needed to enjoy your experience. 706-747-2582, or visit online here.
Fishing above Jay Bridge and the Etowah tributaries upstream from the Castleberry bridge to Jay Bridge is limited to the fishing season. The best fishing is probably in the Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
To reach this area from Dahlonega follow Hwy. Business US 19N 2 .1 miles and turn left on Wahsega Rd. Continue 8 miles to entrance of Ranger Camp, turn left on FS 28-1 and go 1.6 miles to the Etowah River. Primitive camping areas are upstream on the right. Tributaries include Jones Creek, Montgomery Creek and Nimblewill Creek.
Dicks Creek is in the Chestatee WMA and is open only during the fishing season. This creek has a number of pretty falls and is easily accessible.
To reach it follow US Hwy. 19 N from Dahlonega for 12 miles to the Forest Service sign and sign for Mt. Piscah Church on the left . Turn left and follow this paved road. The road crosses over Dicks Creek in about 0.6 miles. Continue on this road with Dicks Creek on the left. The creek is mostly on private property almost to the confluence of Dicks Creek and Waters Creek at the bridge 2.7 miles from Hwy. 19. Dicks Creek falls is just downstream from this junction. For access to Waters Creek turn left at the bridge on FS 144 and check in at the ranger station past a private residence. FS 144 is closed except during fishing season. The road along Dicks Creek continues for 2 more miles as unpaved FS 34 which is not maintained for automobiles.
This lake which is managed by the U. S. Forest Service is a great lake for kids. Camping, hiking and fishing platforms are available. Fishing Rodeos are held occasionally in the summer. Follow Ga. Hwy. 60N from Dahlonega for about 9 miles. Forest Sign on the Right.
Lake Winfield Scott
This pretty mountain lake is stocked with rainbow trout and is managed by the U. S. Forest Service. Hiking, camping and fishing platform are available. Boats with motors are not allowed. To reach Lake Winfield Scott, follow Ga. Hwy. 60N from Dahlonega through Suches. Turn right on Hwy. 180 and turn right at Forest Service Sign. Distance from Dahlonega is approximately 22 miles.
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