Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area

Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area
Park 706-802-5087

 

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706-802-5087


The publically accessible outdoor recreational programs are managed by the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Division. Fisheries operations are managed and supported by the Wildlife Resources Division.
Now accepting campground host applications.
» Parking Fee Notice:
› 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.
› An annual pass application form is available at the link under "Additional Information".
» Restrictions:
› It is illegal to possess alcoholic beverages anywhere in the area.
› No one may rappel, rock climb or hang glide.
» Heath Lake Regulations:
› Lake is open on the 1st–10th of each month.
› 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".
» Additional Information:
› Below are some specific information sheets for Rocky Mountain PFA:
Park Brochure
Visitor Information
• 2016–2017 Hunting Information
• Hunting Map
Group Shelter Rules
Group Camp Reservation Form
Annual Pass Application Form
Fishing Regulations
Fishing Guide
Rocky Mountain PFA EntranceOverlook of LakeLake FishingHeath Lake DockCampsitePicnic Shelter

Fee:

Daily: $5.00
Annual: $30.00

Facilities:

• 2 Lakes — 202 & 357 acres
• Concrete Boat Ramps
• Fishing Jetties
• Swimming Beach
• Restrooms
• Picnic Shelters
• Campsites
• Group Primitive Campsite — reservations only
• Group Picnic Area — reservation only
• ADA Accessible Facilities

Things To Do & See:

• Fishing — Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie, hybrid striped-white bass
• Scenic Overlooks
• Hiking Trails
• Camping


Note: Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area has no reservable facilities.

A Georgia State Parks Park Pass is not valid for parking at RMPFA. A daily $5 or annual $30 RMPFA parking pass can be purchased upon arrival.
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Events
Arbor Day Weekend Tree Planting
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Come out to the park to plant a tree! Staff will be planting trees and need your help. Meet at the visitors Center Parking lot at 9:00 AM. 706-802-5087.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Trail Clean-Up
Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, May 7, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Meet at the Heath Lake Entrance to the Mountain Bike trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants and boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087.
Fuel for Life Hike
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
More Dates...
Join us for a Ranger led hike to the lower Overlook. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Once we arrive at the Overlook, the Ranger will discuss the unique Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant. The trail is considered easy. Please meet in the Visitor information parking lot. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Soak It In
Volunteer Day / West Antioch Boat Ramp
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
More Dates...
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the West boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Visitor Information parking lot 706-802-5087.
Free Fishing Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
No license required on this free fishing day. If you don't have a pole don't worry. Rocky Mountain staff will be at the Visitors Center with poles to loan out for you to enjoy a morning of fishing. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Soak It In
Get Outdoors Hike - National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors with a Ranger-led hike to the Lower overlook Learn about the unique Rocky Mountain area history, flora and fauna. Meet at the Visitor Information parking lot. The trail is considered easy. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 8 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 8 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 8 PM to 11 PM
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the moon rise over Lake Antioch. Registration required in advance of this event. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Soak It In
Movie by the Water
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 9 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 9 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 9 PM to 11 PM
Join us for movie night at Rocky Mountain. Meet at the Main entrance outside the Visitors Center. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks. Movie starts at 9:00 P.M. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Soak It In
Volunteer Day / Heath Lake
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around Heath Lake. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Heath Lake parking lot 706-802-5087.
Mountain Bike Trail Cleanup
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087.
Trail Hike
Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Join us for a Ranger led hike on one of our lakeside trails. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this areas unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group, we will hike between 2-5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Soak It In
Address/Directions
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area
4054 Big Texas Valley Road NW
Rome, GA 30165


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.
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