Cast a Line in Some of the Best Lakes in the Southeast … or Just Enjoy the View

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Some of the best fishing in the Southeastern United States is found right here, amidst the incomparable beauty of Callaway Resort & Gardens. Our thirteen sparkling lakes are renowned for enormous bream, crappie, shellcrackers, and trophy sized bass, and several lakes are seasonally stocked with rainbow trout. And because our lakes are private, no fishing license is needed.  If fishing is not your sport, enjoy some relaxing time on the water and spectacular views with a kayak or boat excursion.

Fall Hours

Fishing available daily between 7:30 am- 4pm

Callaway Outdoors Pro Shop & Boathouse

October What’s Biting Report


Shore Fishing at Mountain Creek Lake

You asked and we listened!  Fishing from the shore along Mountain Creek Lake is now available.  With stocked live worms/crickets ($5 per container) and fishing poles available for rent ( $15 per rod) it’s as easy as just showing up for a fun day at Callaway.

Shore fishing must be registered at the Pro Shop, $10 per hour, and children 12 and under are Free!  All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their fishing experience.  Come teach a child to fish and enjoy a lifetime of memories. Available daily from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

-NEW- Bridge Fishing at The Discovery Center 

We are excited to continue our Bridge Fishing program – open to all gardens guests, members, and resort guests. Fishing will be available Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Last time slot sold at 11 a.m.$10 per guest per hour, bait and poles provided.

Bridge fishing must be registered at the Discovery Information Desk (cash only) or TreeTop Adventure (for credit card users), $10 per hour per person. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their fishing experience. Come teach a child to fish and enjoy a lifetime of memories.

Get Outside with Callaway Outdoors

Callaway Outdoors is pleased to offer jon boat, canoe, kayak, rod and tackle rentals, and the on-site pro shop offers gear and snacks, so all you need to do is arrive and enjoy some time outside in nature.

Join us for a Two-Day Fly Fishing School from March through October! We offer private fly-fishing instruction, and guided bass and fly-fishing trips, all led by a staff of expert instructors and guides.





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

Jon Boat Rentals with Trolling Motors

     Half Day (4 Hours):  $35 for 1 person, $50 for 2, $65 for 3

     Full Day (8 Hours):  $55 for 1 person, $70 for 2, $85 for 3

Canoe & Kayak Rentals:  $20 for first hour, $10 each additional hour

Shore Fishing at Mountain Creek Lake:  $10 per hour; Children 12 and under Free (accompanied by an adult)

Rod & Tackle Rentals:  $15

Private Fly-Fishing Instruction:  $60 for 1-hour casting lesson, $30 when part of a guided excursion

Half-Day Guided Fly-Fishing or Bass Excursion (4 Hours):  $200 for 1-2 people, $100 for each additional person

Full-Day Guided Fly-Fishing or Bass Excursion(8 Hours):  $350 for full day for 1-2 people, $150 for each additional person. Price includes lunch.

Weekend Fly Fishing School: $350 per person


Fishing Limits

Bass limit is ten (10) per guest, 15 Bluegill per person, and bream limit is fifteen (15) per guest. All bass 21 inches/5 lbs or longer and all carp are catch and release only. There is no limit on crappie.

Please Note:

Shore (bank) fishing is only allowed at Mountain Creek Lake under supervision of Callaway Outdoors Pro Shop.  No other bank fishing is allowed at Callaway Resort & Gardens to protect the nature of the Gardens and health of the lakes. Private boats, float tubes, and the use of bait fish is strictly prohibited. 


Instruction and Guided Trips

Learn to cast like a pro with our team of expert team of instructors.

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