What would we do without our sweet guys!
The day passed by so quickly but we knew that we had to get back so we could play Canasta with these guys. They have been on a winning streak so we were ready to take on the challenge again.
Each June about 400,000 4 inch fingerling trout, 4-6 months old arrive from Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery. The trout are grown for about 9 months until they are approx. 9 inches long. The trout are loaded on to trucks specifically for this and transported starting in mid march through labor day to streams and lakes.
I tried to watch to see how many pounds of fish they were getting. I think it was 50 lbs for each tank. I asked them where they were taking the fish and they said that they stock all over Georgia. I thought this was so interesting. This hatchery used to be in charge of the campground but it became too much to take care of so the state took it over and made it a state park. Lake Burton was one of the first lakes in the U.S. created specifically for power generation. The 2700 acre lake was created in 1913 by completing the dam. This lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains. I honestly believe this is one of the prettiest lakes that I have ever seen. We will be coming back here. We all loved it!