Plantation Trace / Lakeland

Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge

GA Highway 122
Lakeland, GA 31635

  • Banks Lake

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Established in 1985, Banks Lake has more than 4,000 acres of freshwater wetland made up of open water, marsh, hardwood swamp and uplands. Visitors may enjoy sport fishing for largemouth bass, wildlife observation and nature photography. Join us for the Annual Youth Fishing Derby and CastingKids Contest held the first Saturday in June. Facilities include restrooms, bait and food store, boat ramp, short walking trail, and accessible fishing dock. Free entrance.

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

    One of the following is required: Hunting license, Fishing license, Georgia Lands Pass Visit website -

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch


    Equipment Rentals Available

    Free Parking

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round


    Canoe / Kayak

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages