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The Best Fishing in Georgia

Looking for the best fishing in Georgia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Georgia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fishing spots in and near Georgia

  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Hike the White Loop at Sweetwater Creek

    4.5
    4.1 mi / 250 ft gain
    Sweetwater Creek State Park offers a breath of fresh air and beautiful sights only 15 miles from Atlanta. The park has 9 miles of trails to choose from. The shortest of the three trails is the Red Trail (1 mile, one-way). After a half mile you will arrive at the impressive 5 story New Manchester ...
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  • Tallulah Falls, Georgia

    Camp at Tallulah Gorge State Park

    4.5
    Tallulah Gorge is a must-see feature of Georgia. Campers can lay low and experience the gorge from its floor, engaging in river activities such as kayaking or swimming. Those seeking a thrill can hike the rim trails of the gorge, and even cross an 80' high suspension bridge. (Hikers who may be fe...
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  • Rising Fawn, Georgia

    Camp at Cloudland Canyon State Park

    4.8
    If you're looking to camp somewhere with exceptional hiking and beautiful waterfalls, Southeastern Tennessee locals know not to look further than Lookout Mountain. Located on the western edge, Cloudland Canyon State Park straddles Sitton Gulch Creek and is perfect for a weekend exploration.If sta...
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  • Summerville, Georgia

    Hike the Marble Mine Trail

    4.3
    1.7 mi / 200 ft gain
    This 1.7 mile loop is almost entirely on a wide pebbled road making this hike perfect for getting families and friends outdoors. Though there is some elevation gain, the Marble Mine Loop is quite an easy walk. Go during the Fall and the trees are boasting all the reds, oranges, and yellows of the...
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  • Lithia Springs, Georgia

    Hike the Sweetwater Creek Red Trail

    4.8
    2 mi / 120 ft gain
    Sweetwater Creek State Park lies just about 20 minutes West of Downtown Atlanta.  An easy drive along I-20 from the large city makes this park a very popular destination, especially on the weekends.  Out of the parks three main trails, the Red Trail is by far my favorite.  Scenic river views and ...
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  • Chatsworth, Georgia

    Hike to Emery Creek Falls

    5.0
    6.2 mi / 550 ft gain
    The hike to the five waterfalls on the Emery Creek trail is one of the most spectacular hikes in Georgia. This trail is moderate in climb, yet secluded in the Cohutta Wilderness and challenging enough to keep crowds away. Two things to note about this trail: it is wet (there are 20 creek crossing...
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  • Augusta, Georgia

    Swim at Aqueduct Park (Rae's Creek)

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    Although it is not heavily advertised, Augusta's Rae Creek Aqueduct Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the area. Located across the bridge from the Lake Olmstead Trailhead, a dirt path leads you to the base of a 35 foot waterfall that flows into a swimming hole. Next to the waterfall is R...
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  • Atlanta, Georgia

    Hike around the Doll's Head Trail At Constitution Lakes Park

    3.5
    1 mi
    Locating the entrance to Constitution Lakes Park is the hardest part of this hike.  There's no specific address to take you to the parking lot, but if you find South River Industrial Boulevard, you'll see the sign for Constitution Lakes Park on your right.  Parking is free and there are two trail...
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  • Blairsville, Georgia

    Hike the Trahlyta Lake Trail to Trahlyta Falls

    1 mi / 30 ft gain
    Lake Trahlyta in Vogel State Park offers a truly unique combination of natural beauty and opportunity for recreation.  The easy one-mile Lake Trahlyta trail circles the emerald colored lake and has a short deviation that leads to a calming, yet impressive waterfall.   The trail starts on the edge...
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  • Evans, Georgia

    Kayak Betty's Branch

    5.0
    Beginning at Riverside Park, put in either at the concrete boat ramp or the beach. Paddle along until you exit the inlet and now you have a decision to make: right or left?Left: Turning left takes you on a longer and more difficult route than turning right (3 hours total), but it’s absolutely wor...
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  • Lakeland, Georgia

    Paddle Banks Lake

    5.0
    This spot is easy to find. Just off the GA highway 122 is the Banks Lake Wildlife Refuge. You can either bring your own kayak/canoe or rent one for a few dollars.The adventure begins once you're in the water. Paddle out of the small loading dock area and the entire lake is in front of you. Pick a...
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  • Augusta, Georgia

    Explore and Fish at the Savannah River Lock and Dam

    5.0
    Hidden in the back woods behind Augusta's domestic airport, the New Savannah River Lock and Dam is a favorite fishing spot for locals. Drive through the entrance to the park and you'll find a large selection of pavilions, fishing areas, a boat ramp, and even fish cleaning stations! Put your pole ...
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  • Clarkesville, Georgia

    Paddle Lake Burton

    3.0
    Lake Burton is, in my opinion, Georgia's most scenic large lake.  It is completely surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and has some of the clearest water in the state.  Moccasin Creek State Park is a great launching point for all of your paddling adventures, whether you own your own vessel or ...
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  • Augusta, Georgia

    Ramble along the Augusta Riverwalk

    4.5
    3 mi
    Beginning at the 5th Street Marina, the Riverwalk is two tiered with an upper level and a lower level, closer to the river itself. As you walk north, you’ll reach the 8th street plaza and bulkhead which is home to the Saturday morning market and the famous fountain along the brick-lined road to t...
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  • Twin City, Georgia

    Kayak at George L Smith State Park

    3 mi
    George L. Smith is a Georgia State Park located about an hour west of Savannah in the town of Twin City, GA. Originally the site of a combination gristmill, saw mill, covered bridge and dam built in 1880, the now refurbished and still working Parrish Mill and “pond” boast a multitude of new facil...
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  • Clayton, Georgia

    Camp at Tallulah River Campground

    Tallulah River Campground is located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee national forest. It is just outside of Clayton, Georgia. The campground has about 15 spots that are big enough for a small to medium sized RV. Each camping spot also has a nice tent pad for a big tent. Most spots are also on the riv...
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