Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery
Southeast Region
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A father and son take a close look at fish in a concrete raceway outdoors.
Visitors taking a “close up” look at rainbow trout in the raceways. Photo by USFWS.

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Learn more about our Hatchery!

Contact Information:

  • Phone Number: 706-838-4723
  • Fax Number: 706-838-4626
  • Project Leader Email Address:

Mailing Address:

4730 Rock Creek Road
Suches, GA 30572

Visiting Hours:

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Closed to Visitors on Federal Holidays. No admission fee!


From Blue Ridge, Blairsville: Travel on Hwy. 515 to Hwy. 60 intersection. Follow Hwy. 60 South approximately 15 miles. Turn right on Rock Creek Road. Hatchery is located 5 miles on right.

From Dahlonega: Travel Hwy. 60 North to Suches. From Suches, continue another 11 miles on Hwy. 60 North. Turn left on Rock Creek Road*. Hatchery is located 5 miles on right.

From Atlanta: Travel I-75 North, continue on 575 to Blue Ridge. See directions above or Travel 400 North to Dahlonega. See directions above.

*Rock Creek Road is also FS 69. The first mile is maintained by Fannin County and is paved. The rest of the road is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service and is unpaved.

**If visiting the hatchery for the first time, please call the hatchery office in advance to discuss driving directions 706-838-4723. GPS and cell phone service is limited in the remote location and surrounding areas of the hatchery.

Fishing Rock Creek

  • Please remember to bring your own fishing gear and bait if you plan to fish in Rock Creek during your visit. Please call us if you have questions.
  • All Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations/Licensing Requirements apply
  • Enjoy the great outdoors!

Chattahoochee Forest NFH Map

Chattahoochee Forest map.
Last updated: March 16, 2017