Starting Dec. 1, you will need to make a reservation at the Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area campsite before you arrive – either online, with the Go Outdoors GA app, or by phone, says the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Use of the reservation system for Rocky Mountain Recreation and PFA will allow visitors to make reservations up to 13 months in advance of their desired visiting date and will ensure that they have a secured location before traveling. This reservation system allows Rocky Mountain to become consistent with the system used at other state PFAs offering campgrounds.
The campground consists of 36 electric/water hook-up campsites ($30/night for single sites, $60/night for double sites). Additionally, there are nine tent-only sites ($12/night, no electric or water). The campground area has a comfort station with restrooms and a shower facility, a playground and a beach. Make your camping reservation at Reservations.GoOutdoorsGeorgia.com.
About the Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area:
The Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area is located near the Chattahoochee National Forest and offers 2 lakes totaling 559 acres. Anglers can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, crappie, and walleye.
Heath Lake is open the 1st–10th of each month and there is now a slot limit on largemouth bass.All largemouth bass 14″–20″ must be released immediately. There is still a creel limit of 5 fish, only one of which can be over 20″.
It is illegal to possess alcoholic beverages anywhere on the area. No one may rappel, rock climb or hang glide.
This PFA has archery hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. Waterfowl hunting is allowed on Antioch Lake and Heath Lake and hunters may use firearms. Please check the Hunting Regulations for more information.
Catch a big fish at a Public Fishing Area and you may be eligible for an Angler Award or even a PFA Record award. Learn more about Angler Awards.
Accommodations & Facilities
- Rocky Mountain Archery Range
- Bike Trails
- Boat Ramps
- Campsites — RV, tent, & group primitive sites
- Fishing Docks
- Fishing Jetties
- Hiking Trails
- Nature Trails
- Picnic Shelters (reservations only)
- Geocaching — not allowed before 10 a.m.during turkey season
- Wildlife Viewing