Public Fishing Areas
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area (Floyd County)
Fishing Guide: Rocky Mountain Recreation & PFA
Fish Species: Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie, hybrid striped-white bass.
Water: Two lakes (202 & 357 acres).
Facilities: concrete boat ramps, fishing jetties, restrooms, picnic shelters, scenic overlooks, hiking trails, tent & RV camping, group primitive camping (reservation only), group picnic area (reservation only), some facilities accessible to persons with disabilities.
Fee: daily ($5.00 ) or annual ($30.00) Rocky Mountain PFA parking permit required (one per vehicle). WMA license is not required but a valid Georgia Fishing License is required to fish on this area (get a license here). An annual pass application form is available at the link under "additional information" located lower down on this page.
Directions from Rome: North on US Highway 27 for 10.4 miles, left on Sike Storey Road 0.4 miles, left on Big Texas Valley Road 5.4 miles to entrance.
Directions: Google Map driving directions click here.
New Heath Lake regulations - Lake is now 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".
Below are some specific information sheets for Rocky Mountain PFA that can be viewed and printed for your use by clicking on the document names.
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