Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge


GA Highway 122
Lakeland GA 31635


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

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am


Banks Lake
Banks Lake

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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Boat Launch
  • Concessions
  • Equipment Rentals Available
  • Self-guided Tours
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Canoe / Kayak
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