NE Georgia Mountains ADA Accessible Outdoor Places to Visit
Visit beautiful Black Rock Lake, Amicalola Falls State Park, Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden, Lake Burton Trout Hatchery, Lake Tugaloo Georgia Guidestones and much more.
Fishing and Recreation Lakes, and Fish Hatchery
Black Rock Lake in Rabun County - Size: 17 acres Fish: A fair population of largemouth bass and sunfish. Catfish are periodically stocked into the lake. Trout are also periodically stocked (about 3,000 annually). Lake Facilities: Cottages and campsites (not adjacent to lake), hiking trails, senic overlooks, picnic tables, fishing pier that is wheelchair accessible. Lake is 2241 feet above sea level. Fee: $5 parking fee Open: All year 7 am - 10 pm - Contact Information - Owner: Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division, Ga. Department of Natural Resources Phone: 706-746-2141 Address: P. O. Drawer A, Mountain City Georgia 30562 - Directions: On Taylor's Chapel Road inside Black Rock Mountain State Park - See Black Rock Mountain State Park pictures and info.
Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery has 3 major fishing events are held annually to promote recreational fishing. Educational tours and fishing in nearby Rock Creek are available. Must have fishing license. Open: Mon.-Fri. 8 am - 3 pm. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Located in Suches, GA 30572
Fort Yargo State Park Lake in Barrow County - Size: 260 acres Fish: Channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie - Lake Facilities: Boat ramp, boat rentals, restrooms, tent and RV camping, swimming, cottages, playground, picnic tables, minature golf, beach and shelters, canoes, paddle boats and jon boats. Jon boats available with or without motors. Handicap accessible facilities available.
Fee: $5 parking fee Open: All year from 7 am to 10 pm seven days a wee. Restrictions: 10 hp motor restriction, boats allowed from 7 am until sunset. Contact Information - Owner: Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division, Ga. Department of Natural Resources Address: P. O. Box 764 Winder Georgia 30680 - Phone: 770-867-867-6123 - Directions: 1 mile south of Winder on GA Hwy 81 - Fort Yargo State Park pictures and info.
Lake Burton Trout Hatchery is where you can enjoy fishing for brown and rainbow trout, picnicking, wildlife-viewing areas, a kids’ stocked catfish pond, boating and skiing. Fun activities include picnicking, camping, hiking, boat ramp and food.
Open: Daily 8a.m.-4:30p.m. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. In Clarkesville Georgia
Richard B. Russell Lake, Visitor Center Lake & Power Plant has 540 miles of shoreline and provides plenty of fishing and swimming. There is a visitors center at the dam and a fishing pier. Free scheduled tours of power plant 2 weeks in advance during weekdays. Availability is limited. Great for group tours of 5 or more. First come, first tour. Open: Mon- Sat at 8 am to 4:30 pm, and Sat and Sun at 8 am to 4 pm. Free admission and parking.Amenities: Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-213-3400 - toll- free 800-944-7207 - Address: 4144 Russell Dam Dr, Elberton, GA 30635
Lake Tugalo - GA Power Lake - Visitors can enjoy boating (25 horsepower motors or smaller) and fishing on Tugalo. Open: Daily. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free admission.Located in Tallulah Falls Georgia
Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites are committed to making facilities and programs accessible to everyone. All lodges have accessible rooms, meeting facilities and restaurants. Most parks offer accessible cottages, campsites, fishing piers, nature trails and picnic areas. Since degrees of accessibility vary among the sites, visitors may find it helpful to call the park or historic site they plan to visit to ensure their needs can be met. Overnight guests should be specific about needs when making reservations.
Amicalola Falls State Park - ADA Access: Campsites with comfort station, cottage, lodge, museum, restroom and trails. In Dawsonville Georgia
Tallulah Gorge State Park - ADA Access: Campsites with comfort station, museum, restroom and trails. Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm. In Tallulah Falls Georgia
Tugaloo State Park - ADA Access: Campsites with comfort station, cottage and restroom. Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm. In Lavonia GA
Unicoi State Park - ADA Access Ammenities: Campsites with comfort station, cottage, lodge and restroom. Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm. In Helen Georgia
Victoria Bryant State Park - ADA Access: Campsites with comfort station, museum and restroom. Park Hours - 7 am - Dark. In Royston Georgia
Vogel State Park- ADA Access: Campsites with comfort station, cotage, museum and restroom. Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm. In Blairsville GA
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - ADA Access : Campsites with comfort station, museum and restroom. Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm. In Comer Georgia 30629
Farms, Parks and Trails
Alberta Banks Park- Enjoy this 20.5-acre park with Handicap accessible Field of Dreams, Bobby Bailey Tennis Center with 12 Lighted tennis courts, 2 Softball fields, 3 Baseball fields, Playgrounds, Picnic shelter with water and electricity, Concession building and Restroom. Leashed Pets are Allowed. Open year-round. Park closes at sunset if no games are scheduled. Call for information on reserving and pricing for the pavilions and fields. No Gate Fee. Located in Flowery Branch Georgia
Allen Creek Soccer Complex - Amenities: An 89 acre special use park. It is a Special Use Facility that is open for scheduled events only. It is handicapped accessible. Leashed pets are allowed. 9 Lighted fields, 3 Concession areas with adjacent accessible restrooms and 2,500 Seat Stadium. Call for scheduling and rental availability. This complex is jointly owned and managed facility of Gainesville and Hall County. Hours Special Use Facility-open for scheduled events only Phone: 678-450-6502 - Address: 2400 Allen Creek Road, Gainesville Georgia 30507
Hickorynut Cove Trout Farm is a private 5-acre lake is great for paddle boating or fishing. Daily 8a.m.-6p.m. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired Phone: 706-896-5341 – Address: 2500 Hickorynut Cove, Hiawassee, 30546
Old Federal Campground - Amenities: Accessible Handicapped Site, Accessible Restroom, Boat Launch Ramp, Boating, Fishing and Dump Station. Old Federal Campground is located on Lake Sidney Lanier. Lake Lanier touches five counties in Georgia and is just 45 minutes from Atlanta. The lake covers 38,000 acres that were once rolling farmland. The lake provides outdoor recreational opportunities to fish, camp, boat, picnic or sightsee. Old Federal Campground offers 59 sites with electric and water hookups and 24 sites without hookups. Additional amenities include hot showers, laundry facilities, a boat ramp,a dump station, and a swimming area. It is on the 38000-acre Lake Sidney Lanier. Call to reserve a camping site. Phone: 770-967-6757 - Address: 6219 Old Federal Road, Flowery Branch Georgia 30542
River Forks Park - Amenities: This 118-acre park has a 40,000 square foot beach, Handicapped access picnic sites
63 campsites with electric and water hook-ups, a sewer pump-out station for RVs, area for group camping, boat ramp, boat launch area, volleyball net near beach area, 3 picnic shelters, 60 picnic sites with grills, Pavilion, hiking trails, fishing, bike trails, 4 playgrounds, bathhouse with showers, handicapped access, 5 restroom buildings with showers, dumping station, and 24-hour live-in security. Horseshoes and horshoe pits that can be picked up at entrance gate. Pets Allowed in camping area on a leash. No pets allowed in day use area. It is open March 1 through December 31, and is closed during January and February. Admission cost varies. Check-in at entrance. Please call for more information on reserving and pricing. Phone: 770-531-3952 - Address: 3500 Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville Georgia Directions: River Forks Park is located at 3500 Keith Bridge Rd off Hwy 369 in Gainesville. Drive west on Browns Bridge Rd, turn right one mile past McEver Rd onto Keiths Bridge Rd.
More Outdoor Places to Visit
Georgia Guidestones - Also called “Stonehenge of America” the stones represent a baffling mystery because the identity of the person who commissioned the Monument remains unknown. Open daily. Amenities: Parking and Accessibility for mobility-impaired - Phone: 706-283-5651 Address: GA Hwy 77 N., Elberton Georgia 30635
Goats on the Roof - A unique family destination with real, live goats on the roof. Hours: Daily 10 am to 6pm. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Free admission to facilities. Phone: 706-782-2784 - Address: 1204 Ridge Rd., Helen Georgia & 3026 Hwy. 441, Tiger Georgia
Hurricane Shoals Covered Bridge - Reconstructed covered bridge and gristmill, along with an 1850 Heritage Village set against beautiful Hurricane Shoals Park. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities. Free admission to park.Phone: 706-652-2370 - Location: GA Hwy. 82 Spur, Maysville Georgia
Mayfield Dairy Farms - Visitors can enjoy a tour of a milk-processing facility, a gift shop, an ice cream parlor and a film. Open: Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 9a.m.-2p.m. Call for tour times. Free admission.Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired - Phone: 706-654-9180 - toll-free 888-298-0396 Address: 1160 Broadway Ave, Braselton GA
Poole's Mill Historic Covered Bridge and Parkis a 10-acre park with a walking path, picnic area and playground. The bridge, built in 1906, spans Settledown Creek. Open: Daily. Free admission.Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Phone: 770-781-2215 - Address: 7725 Poole’s Mill Rd., Cumming Georgia 30540