Fishing & Boating

Open Daily
Boathouse: 

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kingfisher Outfitters: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some of the best fishing in the Southeastern United States is found amidst the incomparable beauty of Callaway Gardens. Our 13 lakes are renowned for enormous bream, shellcrackers (giant red-ear sunfish) and trophy-sized bass, and several lakes are seasonally stocked with rainbow trout. We offer weekend fly-fishing schools once a month from February through November, private fly-fishing instruction, and guided bass and fly-fishing trips, all led by a staff of expert instructors and guides. Kingfisher Outfitters, overlooking picturesque Mountain Creek Lake, stocks an excellent selection of rods and reels, flies, clothing, accessories, gift items and more.  Bonus:  Since the lakes at Callaway Gardens are private, you don't need a fishing license.

RATES*
Boat and equipment rentals are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guided excursions and private instruction require a minimum of seven days notice. For reservations and more information, call 1.855.923.7943 or email fishing@callawaygardens.com.

TIME SAVER! Download and complete the required boating waiver for each person in your party before your visit! Please print and remember to bring it with you.
Download Jonboat Waiver
Download Canoe Waiver
Download Kayak Waiver

JONBOAT RENTALS - WITH TROLLING MOTORS  
Half Day, 1 Person $35
Full Day, 1 Person $55
Half Day, 2 People $50
Full Day, 2 People $70
Half Day, 3 People $65
Full Day, 3 people $85
   
CANOE OR KAYAK  
1 Hour $20
Each Additional Hour $10
   
ROD AND TACKLE BOX RENTAL  
Day $15
   
PRIVATE FLY-FISHING INSTRUCTION  
Casting Lesson (1 hours) $60
Casting Lesson (Add-on to guided trip) $30
Weekend Fly Fishing School $350
   
GUIDED FLY-FISHING EXCURSIONS  
Half Day (1-2 people) $200
Each Additional Person $100
Full day (1-2 people) $300**
Each additional person $150**
   
GUIDED BASS FISHING EXCURSIONS  
Half Day (1-2 people) $200
Each Additional Person $100
Full Day (1-2 people) $300**
Each Additional Person $150**
   
ANNUAL FISHING MEMBERSHIPS***  
1 Person $400
2 People $600
Sports Connection Membership $130/180*/Month

*Rates do not include tax.
**Includes lunch.

***Annual Fishing Memberships include Gardens admission for up to five people per visit per day and a jon boat rental fee of $10 per day.

Please Note:

Private lakes.  No fishing license required.
There is no bank fishing at Callaway Gardens to protect the nature of the Gardens and health of the lakes.
Private boats and float tubes are NOT permitted.
Bass limit is ten (10) per guest.  All coolers will be checked.  Policy violations will result in disciplinary action.
Bream limit is fifteen (15) per guest.
There is no limit on crappie. 
All bass 15 inches and longer are catch and release only.
All carp are catch and release only.
No alcoholic beverages are permitted.

The use of bait fish is strictly prohibited.