Effective January 1, 2023:
Bass Slot Limit:
As part of CCWSA’s efforts to maintain a quality fishery, the authority is asking for the help of the public to implement a slot limit on all bass species for the year of 2023.
As determined by information collected from the fish tagging study, CCWSA encourages Bass ranging from 12-15 inches be kept/removed from the lake and Bass ranging 16 inches or larger be released back into the reservoir.
Hours: 8am until 5pm – Everyday
Our office doors are closed but we are here to assist as needed.
If you have questions, please call 770-894-4356 Monday through Friday.
Winter Lake Hours: 8 am – 5 pm Beginning September 11th, 2023
Summer Lake Hours: 8am – 8pm Beginning April 10th, 2023 and Ending September 10th, 2023
Reservoir Office Open Monday-Friday during the above times (subject to change)
The gate is clock-operated, there is no free exit. Visitors need to exit before or by the posted closing time.
Reservoir Office phone: 770.894.4356
A yearly pass may be purchased at the Reservoir Office for $50 (check, cash, or card)
The Reservoir encompasses 334 acres with about 15 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by a 150-foot buffer. The lake is located in Cherokee and Dawson Counties; the entrance address is 5436 Cowart Road in Dawsonville, GA 30534.
In 2000, the Reservoir was stocked with Blue Gill, Shell Cracker, Largemouth bass, and Channel catfish. Other species of fish are present, which include, Spotted bass, Redeye, Speckled catfish, and Crappie which were not part of the initial stocking program.
There is only one public access with a boat ramp and paved parking, a daily use fee of five ($5) dollars per vehicle, with on site pay box and instructions. The Reservoir is open to the public year-round, except Christmas and New Years Day. Inclement weather can cause closures that are not posted.
CCWSA asks that all participants practice water safety and help keep the property clean to insure continued public use. State regulations and rules apply to all who use the Reservoir. DNR officers and CCWSA personnel, patrol the lake to encourage water safety.