Rocky Mountain PFA

The Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area is located near the Chattahoochee National Forest and offers 2 lakes totaling 559 acres. Anglers can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, crappie, and walleye year-round on Antioch Lake.

Or they can try their luck fishing at Heath Lake which is only open the 1st–10th of each month. Anglers should be aware that Heath Lake does have a slot limit on largemouth bass, all largemouth bass 14"–20" must be released immediately. There is still a creel limit of 5 fish, only one of which can be over 20".

For more information on Fishing at Antioch and Heath Lakes, see the Fishing Regulations button and interactive map to the right of the page.

It is illegal to possess alcoholic beverages anywhere on the area. No Jet skis and all lakes are idle only, No one may rappel, rock climb or hang glide.

This PFA has archery hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. Waterfowl hunting is allowed on Antioch Lake and Heath Lake and hunters may use firearms. Please check the Hunting Regulations for more information.

Catch a big fish at a Public Fishing Area and you may be eligible for an Angler Award or even a PFA Record award. Learn more about Angler Awards.

Helpful Information for Visitors

Accommodations & Facilities


  • Archery
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching — not allowed before 10 a.m. during turkey and deer seasons
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Swimming- allowed in designated beach area only
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking

Nearby Properties


GalleryCatfish Catch by Larry Crider at Rocky Mtn PFA