Coastal Plains in Georgia
McDuffie Hatchery and PFA is located in McDuffie County.
Directions from Thomson: South on Highway 17 to US Highway 278; left (east) for 5.6 miles; right on Ellington Airline Road for 2.8 miles; right on Fish Hatchery Road for 0.8 miles.
One of the seven warm-water fish hatcheries the DNR manages, the Dawson (Steve Cocke) Fish Hatchery raises fish to be used as stock for bodies of water all across Georgia.
Cordele is a 160-acres hatchery located in Crisp County. There are 27 ponds that produce channel catfish, golden shiners, hybrid bass, and shoal bass. Visitors can view this process with the best times being during the spring spawning and fall harvest activities.
DIRECTIONS: From Cordele: Travel approximately1 mile West on Hwy 280. Turn right on Fish Hatchery Road and go 1.5 miles to reach the hatchery.
Bowens Mill Hatchery is located just south of the Wilcox/Ben Hill County line in Ben Hill County. It is located 10 miles north of Fitzgerald on U.S. Highway 129.