Historic High Country / Rome

Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area

4054 Big Texas Valley Rd. NW
Rome, GA 30165

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Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area is on Oglethorpe Power Corporation land. The area includes two recreation lakes. Largemouth bass and sunfish are the most common game fish species in both lakes. White-tail deer, turkey, and waterfowl frequent the area providing visitors an opportunity to observe wildlife in a natural setting. The lakes offer visitors a scenic and relaxed setting to enjoy fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Annual Fee $30

    Daily Fee $5

    Group Camping $50

    RV Campsites $25/$50

    Tent Campsites $12



    Nature Trails


    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Near Interstate Highway


    Setting & Style

    Mountain Setting

    Site Information

    Number of Sites: 36

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Paddling Sunset to Moonrise

    Paddling Sunset to Moonrise

    06/23/2018 - 09/22/2018

    Enjoy ranger-led kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the beautiful Rocky Mountain sunset and moon rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration.

    Saturday, May 26, 2018
    8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    Saturday, June 23, 2018 
    8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

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  • Lake Antioch Sunset Hike

    Lake Antioch Sunset Hike

    09/29/2018 - 09/29/2018

    Join us for a ranger-led sunset hike along the shores for Lake Antioch. The trail is 2.5 miles long and will end with a view of the beautiful sunset on Lake Antioch. Bring your own snacks and water to enjoy along the way.

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