Visitors are encouraged to take the self-guided tour of the outdoor raceway area to see the trout in various stages of production. One might also get an opportunity to watch the fish being fed and/or loaded onto stocking trucks. Hatchery staff are always available to answer questions. Advanced education tours for students, groups and organizations are offered free to the public but must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance by contacting Project Leader Kelly Taylor. There is no admission fee and no appointment or reservation is required.
The hatchery is located in Fannin County, GA, near Suches within the Chattahoochee National Forest and Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area and is approximately a 2 hour drive north of Atlanta. Towns with motels, restaurants and stores nearest to the hatchery include Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Dahlonega, GA.
From Morganton, GA:
Take GA Hwy 60 South to Rock Creek Road. Turn right onto Rock Creek Road and go 5 miles to the hatchery.
From Dahlonega, GA:
Take GA Hwy 60 North to Rock Creek Road. Turn left onto Rock Creek Road and go 5 miles to the hatchery.
GPS and cell phones do not work in the area surrounding the hatchery. Please call the hatchery office 706-838-4723 in advance for more information about driving directions.