Lake Burton Trout Hatchery is located in Rabun County at Moccasin Creek State Park next to Lake Burton. This state facility raises trout to harvestable size (9 inches) for stocking in the cold-water streams of North Georgia.
Visitors will see raceways for growing trout at Burton Trout Hatchery. Angler fishing is allowed in a special regulations section of Moccasin Creek. Burton Hatchery provides stocking support for Georgia trout streams and public waters, including Lake Burton.
Lake Burton Fish Hatchery features a unique opportunity to view both birds and mammals and explore the habitat of animals that live in both cold and warm water. Several species of migrating ducks, including mallards and buffleheads, mergansers and loons can be seen during the fall and winter on Lake Burton and resting on the hatchery ponds.
You may also tour Lake Burton Hatchery to see rainbow and brown trout being raised for stocking into mountain streams in North Georgia. The hatchery is open daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. for visitors to learn about trout, trout habitat, and aquatic life in cold and warm water habitats.
Guided tours are also available year-round for organized groups. Reservations are required.
For more information on Habersham County, visit www.habershamchamber.com.
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Monday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: 1:00AM - 4:30PM