Dukes Creek Fly Fishing

Near Helen, the Dukes Creek is a popular area for rainbow trout and brown trout. The upper 7 miles of the creek are within the State of Georgia Smithgall Woods-Dukes Creek Conservation Area (5,560 acres), which is a catch-and-release zone. It is well-known for its trophy trout; there had been stocking in the past, but all trout are wild now.

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Local Contact(s):  Conservation Area (706) 878-3087; USP (706) 878-3982; Georgia Tourism (706) 737-1446; Helen Visitors Bureau (800) 858-8027.

Recommended Book:  "Trout Fishing In North Georgia" from Jimmy Jacobs

Base Camp:  Unicoi State Park Campground; Tanglewood Cabins; Helendorf River Inn (800) 445-2271

Luxury Loding:  Unicoi State Park Lodge (706) 878-3366

Breakfast Restaurant:  Greybeards Eatery (north of state park)

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