It’s the unexpected, magical things in life that keep you excited about it. There’s always something special that you can find in your backyard that makes you realize how lucky you are to be in such proximity to it.
Lake Ramona is such a place. I was surprised how close it was to my own house. Serenity is just a short drive away from my humble abode. This man-made lake was built by William Abner “Bill” Waters and his family. After four years of construction, he opened it up to the public in the summer of 1968.
A Fisherman’s Paradise
They sponsor community events like “Fishing Day,” a favorite family activity where youngsters get the opportunity to learn to fish as I did during my trip to Jackson Hole a few summers ago. They will provide a couple of loaner poles, but it’s best to bring your own along with bait. The old bait and tackle shop (which is still on the property) isn’t currently in business.
A family of four can fish for around $30 all day, or they will charge $10 per adult and $5 per kid. Since it’s on private land, no fishing license is necessary. While the staff is on hand to assist, it’s never a bad idea to bring a life jacket with you given that you will be on the edge of the lake. You will find the lake is adequately stocked with loads of catfish, crappie, and bass. Check out these photos from lucky fishermen:
It’s worth the effort to get to know the town that you live in and attempt to discover points of interest close by. It’s even more critical to seek out inexpensive activities that your entire family will enjoy, like the lovely Lake Ramona.
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141 Waters Road
Hiram, Ga 30141
[su_quote]This is the second in a series of infrequent articles that spotlights Hidden Treasures within a city that are usually overlooked by the locals. We will be searching for some of the best little known secrets from every city imaginable. Lean closer and tell me what’s special about yours…….[/su_quote]