Looking for a beautiful setting to go fishing? This public fishing area is right up your alley!
The Rocky Mountain Recreation and Fishing Area sits on 5,000 acres in Rome, Georgia and is owned by Oglethorpe Power Corporation. Rock Mountain provides visitors with a scenic setting for hunting, picnicking, fishing, hiking, camping, historic sites, education trails, canoe access, and many other recreational activities.
Of those 5,000 acres, 559 acres compose the lakes that make up the Rocky Mountain Public Fishing Area (PFA), Antioch Lake and Heath Lake. Fishing is permitted from sunrise to sunset at Antioch Lake 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Fishing at Heath Lake is also permitted from sunrise to sunset, but only from the first to the tenth of each month. The lakes allow fishing boats with some restrictions and provide boat ramps for easy access.
Along with all of the recreational amenities, the park hosts a wide array of exciting events such as group hikes, Free Fishing Day, Paddling Sunset to Moonrise kayaking trip, and Movie by the Water. Just as well, there are many days dedicated to improving the quality of the environment and the community. For instance, on May 7, 2017, from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M., the Rocky Mountain PFA is hosting a Trail Clean-Up Day to maintain the wonderful trails on the property. The park will also be hosting a Volunteer Day for Heath Lake. This incredibly necessary event was created to maintain the refreshing, clean shoreline of Heath Lake to ensure everyone can enjoy the lake for years to come.
So, whether you want to clean the park or clean the fish, the Rocky Mountain PFA is the perfect place for you and your family to connect with nature!