Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge

GA Highway 122
Lakeland, GA 31635



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. 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

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Concessions, Equipment Rentals Available, Free Parking

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round


    Canoe / Kayak

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge Photos