Northeast Georgia Mountains / Clarkesville

Burton Trout Hatchery

3695 Hwy. 197 N.
Clarkesville, GA 30523

  • Raceways for growing trout at Burton Trout Hatchery

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  • Moccasin Creek State Park where Moccasin Creek enters Lake Burton

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  • Burton Hatchery provides stocking support for Georgia trout streams and public waters. In the photo below, hatchery staff stocks trout into Lake Burton.

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  • Angler fishing special regulations section of Moccasin Creek next to Burton Trout Hatchery (at Moccasin Creek State Park)

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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.

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 available year-round for organized groups. Reservations are required.

FAMILY FISHING POND OPEN DAILY! Family Fishing Pond for Channel Catfish is Open 8am - 6pm daily. Fishing license required for ages 16 & older. Limit 4 fish.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages