Northeast Georgia Mountains / Clarkesville

Lake Burton Trout Hatchery

3695 Hwy 197 North
Clarkesville, GA 30523

  • Raceways for growing trout at Burton Trout Hatchery

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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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  • Moccasin Creek State Park where Moccasin Creek enters Lake Burton

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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.

Info & Amenities

  • 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

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking