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The Cohutta Fish Hatchery was established in 1938 as a CC Camp Project, a federal fish hatchery created to stock area streams and lakes. Today the Cohutta Fisheries Center is a 65-acre research and extension facility located in Northwest Georgia. The facility operates 36 ponds and 5 raceways with various demonstration and research projects including experimental koi breeding, pond production of channel catfish and recirculating sturgeon aquaculture. Throughout the year, the facility staff host numerous school groups, and non-profit organizations including 4-H, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts for educational tours and activities focusing on conservation, aquatic ecology, and the importance of sustainable aquaculture.
Town of Cohutta
Cohutta Fishery & Picnic Area
Red Clay State Historic Park
Built in 1855 by Benjamin Franklin Prater, Prater's Mill is a water-powered mill originally fitted with the latest in grain cleaning, grinding, and sifting machinery, and is powered by Coahulla Creek. As the popularity of the mill grew, a cotton gin, saw mill, syrup mill, general store, and blacksmith shop were added by Prater. Today the site is owned by Whitfield County and operated by the Prater's Mill Foundation. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site is a popular place for weddings and family reunions but is probably best known for the large Country Fair, an arts & crafts festival, held each October.
City of Varnell
City of Dalton
Fort Mountain derives its name from an ancient 855-foot long rock wall which stands on the highest point of the mountain. Though scholars still debate the time frame for its construction, and its purpose, most agree that the mysterious wall was most likely built by Native Americans as fortification against other, more hostile, tribes or for ancient ceremonies. Hikers, mountain and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in north Georgia. Most wind through hardwood forests, blueberry thickets, streams, and overlooks that provide spectacular vistas.
City of Chatsworth
Fort Mountain State Park
Chief Vann House