Burton Trout Hatchery

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Burton Trout Hatchery


(706) 947-3112

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Lake Burton Fish Hatchery is located in a rural, mountainous area of Rabun County in extreme northeast Georgia. Lake Burton, a 2,700-acre Georgia Power Company lake, borders the facility on it's eastern side with the Chattahoochee National Forest forming the northern and western boundaries. Forest types include stands of oak, pine, hemlock, mountain laurel, and many other native mountain plants. The Appalachian Trail, snaking its way south to its beginning point at Springer Mountain and north toward North Carolina, follows the ridge line above the headwaters of Moccasin Creek, the water source for Lake Burton Hatchery.

Map of Burton Trout Hatchery (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.668970, -83.532744



  • Boating

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  • Bird Watching

    Lake Burton Fish Hatchery features a unique opportunity to view both birds and mammals and explore the habitat of animals that live in both cold and warm water. Several species of migrating ducks, including mallards and buffleheads, mergansers and loons can be seen during the fall and winter on Lake Burton and resting on the hatchery ponds. As winter gives way to spring, songbirds in their mating colors can be seen nesting in the surrounding forested areas. It is also possible to view hummingbirds feeding on colorful plants near the water and forest edges.

  • Fishing

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  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables are available on site for visitors to use.



Located in Rabun County on Moccasin Creek next to Lake Burton. The hatchery is approximately 20 miles north of Clarkesville on GA Hwy 197

Phone Numbers


(706) 947-3112