About Fannin County, GA
"Trout Capital of Georgia"
the Georgia State Legislature in 2010 as Trout Capital
Georgia, Fannin County lies in the Appalachian Mountains,
90 miles north of Atlanta, bordering on North Carolina and
from within the county seat of Blue
Ridge to the county border north, south, east and west, more than 100 miles of trout streams and rivers wind
through Fannin County across 100,000 acres of the
Chattahoochee National Forest. Blue Ridge is a quaint
mountain gateway town with art galleries, downtown shopping,
delectable restaurants, a scenic railroad, and get-away
cabins nestled on mountain ridges, in peaceful valleys
and on scenic waters.
for the Trout Adventure Trail in Fannin County is
in Blue Ridge.
About Gilmer County, GA
"Georgia's Apple Capital"
County is Georgiaĺs Apple Capital and contains abundant
National Forest lands,
including Springer Mountain, the southernmost terminus of
the Appalachian Trail in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Gilmer County is located along Highway 515/GA Highway 5, about
75 miles north of Atlanta. At more than 430 square miles
big, the heavily wooded landscape stretches across the
southernmost reach of north Georgiaĺs Blue Ridge
the capital and largest town in Gilmer County is an
ôAppalachian Trail Townö and is located about 40 minutes east of the Trout Adventure
Trail. The official
headquarters for the Trout Adventure Trail in Ellijay is
Partners in Education, Discovery,
Conservation and More!
Group leaders, such as scout leaders, teachers, and camp
administrators should refer to the pages provided on
this website for information on organizing and
conducting a hike on the Trout Adventure Trail.
Inquiries from organizations interested in promoting
common objectives of providing outdoor experiences to
kids may contact us at
With parental permission,
you may send pictures from your Trout Adventure Trail
experience to: ▄
or post them on our ▄
Please revisit this page often to learn more about
how Trout Unlimited, the USDA Forest Service and Boy Scouts of
America have joined together to build the first Trout Adventure
Blue Ridge Mountain Trout
Unlimited -- Chapter 696 is a chapter of
Trout Unlimited« based in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and
covering Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens Counties.
However, members of the
chapter hail from several states, including Georgia,
Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and California.
The mission of Blue Ridge Trout
Unlimited is to further TU National goals of protecting,
restoring, and conserving coldwater fisheries by
involving its members and supporters in conservation,
education, fund raising, and communication directed to
coldwater fisheries in the North Georgia Mountains and
the people who may use and depend upon those
fisheries. Chapter youth education efforts are designed
to inspire and teach conservation ethics and love for
BRMTU encourages outdoor and
wilderness activities for recreation and for
conservation service. In addition to the Trout Adventure
Trail, chapter education programs include
Trout in the Classroom
programs in three local schools, river cleanups and
stream improvements, Gilmer HS Trout Unlimited Club,
Salute to Scouting (Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts), Cub
Scout Fishing Rodeos, and Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit
Badge. For contact information, see
the chapter's website.
573 Ridge Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
USDA National Forest Service
Boy Scouts of America