Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Visiting one of Georgia’s ten public fishing areas (PFA) with the family is a great in-state way to entertain both the kids and adults this summer. PFAs are managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“Located throughout the state and within a reasonable drive for most residents, public fishing areas are the perfect inexpensive outdoor summer activity,” says John Biagi, chief of the Fisheries Management Section. “Fishing is the main attraction, but Georgia’s PFAs also offer other family-friendly activities such as hiking, bird watching, picnicking and camping.”
Waters on PFAs vary from lakes several hundred acres in size to ponds less than one acre with some designated as kids-only fishing ponds. Anglers can fish from a boat, along the shoreline or from a pier at most locations. Many areas have picnic tables, nature and wildlife observation trails, fish cleaning stations and restroom facilities. Some offer primitive campsites for those wishing to stay overnight on the area, and many facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Make plans to visit one of the following PFAs today:
Need information about what type of license to have before visiting? Visit www.georgiawildlife.com/PFA/WhatToKnow  . Licenses may be bought online or find a list of retail license vendors at www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes  or buy it by phone at 1-800-366-2661.
For more information on PFAs in Georgia or for detailed PFA guides and maps, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/fishing/public-fishing-areas  .