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Fishing At Banks Lake

AKA: Banks Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redbreast sunfish and chain pickerel at Banks Lake in Georgia.

Located in the Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Banks Lake is a 4,000-acre impoundment when full. Having been drained in December 2017, the lake is in a rebuilding phase. The reserve includes restrooms, bait and food store, boat ramp and an accessible fishing dock. The reserve is located in the central-southern edge of the state, 7 miles northeast of Valdosta, GA. Around 20 miles of shoreline exist at full pool. Once stocked again, the lake should have bass, crappie, bluegill, chain pickerel and sunfish. Note that largemouth bass are catch and release only.

Primary fish species residing in Banks Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish Chain pickerel

Banks Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

River Park RV Park - 229 244-8397

Valdosta Wake Compound Campground - 229 375-3060

Valdosta Oaks RV Park - 229 247-0494

Cain's Creekside RV Park - 229 794-9416

Cecil Bay RV Park - 229 794-1484

Banks Lake GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Banks Lake
Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge
307 Hwy 122 W
Lakeland, GA 31635
229 569-0147

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Banks Lake has a fishing pier with numerous species to catch.

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