Rainbow Ranch is a sure thing. If you want to introduce your kids to fishing, and you don't want to spend a day on the lake hoping you'll catch something, Rainbow Ranch is the way to go. Located in Cumming, Rainbow Ranch has multiple ponds supplied by water from the Chattahoochee River and stocked with rainbow trout from hatcheries in North Georgia. No matter what - everyone can catch a fish here!
You don't need a fishing license, and you can borrow rods, reels, bait, and tackle for free. The fish costs $5.49 per pound, and you keep whatever you catch. To make your visit even more convenient, Rainbow Ranch will clean the fish for 10% of the bill and pack them in ice for $1.00.
They have picnic and grill areas on site, and you can buy soda if you get thirsty. You can reserve the pavilion for up to 50 people for birthday parties and other events.
If you go early in the morning, you'll probably catch your fish right away - later in the day on a hot afternoon, you'll have to work for it. Either way, you'll come home with enough for a fish fry.
41 Ruth Lane
Cumming, GA 30041
770.887.4797 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Rainbow Ranch is located 30 miles north of Atlanta and four miles east of Highway 400 on Highway 20 in Cumming. Check the website for specific directions.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day): 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday. Closed Mondays unless Monday is a major holiday. Open on MLK Day , Memorial Day, and Labor Day.
Fall Hours (Labor Day - November 30): 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday only.
Winter Hours (December 1 - January 15): closed
Spring Hours (January 16 - Memorial Day): 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday only.
Admission is free. The fish cost $5.49 per pound, and you have to buy whatever you catch. If you want the fish cleaned, add an additional 10% to the bill. You can have the fish packed in ice for $1.00.