Buford Trout Hatchery
Located at 3204 Trout Place Rd., Cumming GA 30041

If you're into fishing, and many CRC residents are, you need to be aware of a very unique, and educational, enterprise located adjacent to our community at the east end of Trout Place Road.

Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Forsyth County, the Buford Hatchery allows visitors to view one-half million trout being raised to stock Georgia’s designated trout fishing waters.

Rainbow, brown, and Georgia's native Brook trout can be observed in various states of development from fingerling size to a full 10" or 12". The hatchery is a fun and informative environment for the whole family.
Established in 1976, the Buford Trout Hatchery is operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources (Fisheries) Division. The state property also features the Lincoln Sparrow Nature Trail
(open 8:00 AM –3:00 PM). This birdwatcher-friendly trail is a quarter-mile loop that includes a spur trail to a boardwalk, which leads to a wetland observation deck. A variety of songbirds and waterfowl may be seen along this trail at different times of the year. Trout anglers can also park outside the hatchery fence and walk around its perimeter to fish in the Chattahoochee River behind the hatchery. 

The Buford Trout Hatchery is open daily from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.


Interested in reading more about the Buford Trout Hatchery? Click here for an April 2021 article in the CRC Review, or visit their website here .