Fishing and Boating at Lake Chapman


Fishing is permitted on Lake Chapman at Sandy Creek Park. Large-mouth bass, channel catfish, bullhead catfish, crappie, and bream are the most commonly caught fish at Lake Chapman. Grass carp have been placed in the lake to help control aquatic vegetation. If caught, we ask that these fish be released. Sport fishing only is permitted (pole and line). No baskets, trot lines, or trapping are allowed. The daily limit for bass is 10 and crappie is 30.

Fishing is permitted everywhere in Sandy Creek Park
  • On or near the dam and spillway
  • The concrete platform (water release mechanism) in front of the dam
  • The beach
  • The boat ramp or the loading/unloading dock located next to the boat ramp
Jeff Cowart Catfish
For information about fishing or boating on Lake Chapman please call 706-613-3631.

Boating at Lake Chapman

Boats are allowed on Lake Chapman at Sandy Creek Park. There is no additional fee to bring a boat to Sandy Creek Park. Boats are to be launched and brought in from the boat ramp only. Canoes and Kayaks may use the canoe launch to the right of the beach. Boats must use electric motors only. Gasoline motors are PROHIBITED at all times on Lake Chapman.

All Georgia Boating and Fishing Regulations must be observed on the lake. Please have your fishing license and boat registration with you. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement officers regularly patrol the lake. All boats, including rafts, canoes, and kayaks must have one U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device per person on board.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sandy Creek Park rents canoes and kayaks for individual use. Canoes and kayaks rental information.

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