in Walker County, Georgia
Do you love to spend your free time on the water?
Our lakes and creeks feature a variety of opportunities for adventure, exercise, relaxation and sport.
Journey down the West Chickamauga Creek from Lee & Gordon’s Mill in Chickamauga on a 6, 10 or 13 mile trip or relax on the 260 acre Queen City Lake in LaFayette.
West Chickamauga Creek
The West Chickamauga Creek flows through a significant portion of Walker County, adding an aquatic view to the scenic foliage. The creek is available for kayaking and canoeing.
A launch point for the creek is located behind Lee and Gordon’s Mills in Chickamauga. The West Chickamauga Creek also flows through the Chickamauga Battlefield, giving the creek a storied history dating back to the Civil War.
The following outfitters will bring boats and accessories to you and return later to pick you up:
Depending on how adventurous you or your group may be, there are three to five hour trips available from this launch point.
Queen City Lake
Located in Lafayette, Queen City Lake is a premier spot for water activities such as boating and fishing. The lake, which is open sunrise to sunset, is perfect for enjoying the water on a beautiful summer day.
Originally established as reservoir for Lafayette, the city allows for the body of water to be used as a recreational area. Queen City Lake is located on Round Pond Road just past Lafayette High School and is free of charge. Gas powered boats and alcohol are prohibited.
The following outfitter has rentals available on site (seasonally) at Queen City Lake:
Lazi Daze Kayak Rentals
Battlefield Outdoors also serves Queen City Lake and the City of LaFayette’s Parks and Recreation Department provides programming out on the Lake.
Walker County features over 20,000 acres of wildlife management land, known as the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA. Freshwater fishing is available within the WMA. Other prime fishing destinations include Queen City Lake and West Armuchee Creek.
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA
Sawmill Lake in the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA features Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Redear Sunfish. There is no boat ramp, but there is parking and bank fishing in this area.
Queen City Lake
Queen City Lake in the City of LaFayette features Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish and Yellow Bass. There is a boat ramp, parking and bank fishing in this area.
West Armuchee Creek
West Armuchee Creek in the Johns Mountain WMA features Redeye Bass, Bluegill, Redbreast Sunfish, Shadow Bass, Warmouth and Rainbow Trout. There is no boat ramp, but there is parking and bank fishing in this area.
There are also a number of trout stream destinations in Walker County:
- Chappel Creek watershed
- Chattanooga Creek watershed upstream from Walker Co Rd. 235
- Concord Creek watershed; Duck Creek watershed
- East Fork Little River watershed, which flows into Dade County
- East Fork Little River watershed, which flows into Chattooga County, including Gilreath Creek
- Furnace Creek watershed
- Gulf Creek watershed
- Harrisburg Creek watershed, including Dougherty Creek watershed, upstream from Dougherty Creek
- Johns Creek watershed
- Left Fork Coulter Branch watershed
- Little Chickamauga Creek watershed
- Rock Creek watershed, including Sawmill Branch, upstream from Sawmill Branch
- Ruff Creek watershed
- Snake Creek watershed
- West Armuchee Creek watershed
- West Chickamauga Creek watershed upstream from Walker Co Rd. 107