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Lock and Dam Trading Post
Open Dawn to Dusk
Trading Post Hours:
Mon - Fri
: 8a - 5p
Sat: 7a -5p
Sun: 1 – 5 pm
Hours are subject to change without notice.
Lock and Dam is a 73 acre park, located off Blacks Bluff Road is on the National Registry of Historical Landmarks and offers some of the best crappie and striper fishing in North GA. The park offers visitors 31 scenic RV ready campsites with picnic shelters, a large picnic shelter, the Coosa River Trading Post (a convenience fishing and camping supply store), an exhibition center, river fishing and boat access ramp. Other amenities include: horseshoe pits, various picnic shelters, restrooms, shower and laundry facility, nature trails, an observation overlook, and volleyball court. The park also has a primitive group tent camping area, with shelters, fire rings and restroom facilities. Great setting for group gatherings. The 127 acre Coosa Nature Preserve now adjoins the property, and the Nature Center hosts a family of reptile and animal displays
Coosa River Trading Post
Bait & Tackle
Purchase your all your fishing tackle needs at the Trading Post. We currently stock minnows, crickets, Eagle Claw Hooks, Gamakstsu Hooks, Berkley and Stren Fishing Line, Zebco & Okuma Tundra Rod Combos, Laker Rigged Bamboo Ples, Zoom Bait, Crappie Jigs, Bobbers, Minnow Buckets & Nets, Rod Holders and much more! Please let us know if there is an item you'd like us to keep in stock.
Snacks & Drinks
Drop in the trading post for your early morning coffee and newspaper or take a break from fishing with refreshing drinks and snacks. Cold and warm beverages are available. Snacks include hot dogs, chips and candy.
Fishing licenses are available for purchase at the Coosa River Trading Post located in Lock & Dam Park. Licenses are good for one full year (12 months) from the date of purchase.
Get information on residency requirements for fishing license purchases and find out who is required to have a license.
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Lock and Dam Park offers RV and primative camping. All RV sites have power, water, tables and grills. Select sites feature direct sewer hook-up, river views and pavilions. Campers have full access to bath house, laundry facilities, fishing, trails, and nature preserve.
Download list of campground description and rate chart.
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Parking $2.00 / Day
Boat Launch $3.00 / Day
Fishing License $ 12.25 (resident fishing)
Sites: 4, 7, 8, 10-24 $22.00 / Night
Sites: 1-3, 5-6, 9, 25-31 $24.00 / Night
Primitive Camp Site $14/Tent/Night
Camping Check in: 3 pm Check out: 11 am
All camping: Two night minimum on weekends; Three night minimum on holiday weekends. To guarentee a site, a one night, non-refundable deposit is required.
Pavilions with Restrooms
Large pavilion accomodates groups up to 300 people and is situated by a stage and is a short walk to the river. Minimum 2 hour rental.
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