Visit the Gardner and Tussahaw Resevoirs in Henry County Georgia - Both the Gardner and Tussahaw Resevoirs are ideal sites for catching a variety of fish, including bream, bass, and catfish. Call for more information. Stay and Play in Georgia!
The Tussahaw and Gardner Reservoirs were available for public fishing during this past regular season, which ended late November.
The Tussahaw Reservoir is accessible via Tussahaw Island, which is located on Collins Way just off of Peeksville Road. The Tussahaw Reservoir is NOT accessible via the Tussahaw Water Treatment Facility. The Gardner Reservoir is accessible via the boat ramp off of Indian Creek Road. Only boats with trolling or electric motors are allowed on the Authority’s reservoirs.
Tussahaw Island is a nearly 35-acre facility on the Tussahaw Reservoir that opened this past May. This new public use area was constructed to provide guests with a walking trail, an additional boat ramp and fishing docks – one accessible by citizens with disabilities – and a pavilion recently dedicated in honor of Henry County’s Bellamy family, as well as other planned future amenities.
The Tussahaw Reservoir is 1,466 acres, with approximately 9.78 billion gallons of raw water storage for drinking water production in the Tussahaw Water Treatment Plant. It is nearly as big as the Authority’s other four reservoirs combined. By contrast, the Gardner (Indian Creek) Reservoir is only 209 acres in size and is the second smallest of the five HCWSA reservoirs. Both the Gardner and Tussahaw, however, are ideal sites for catching a variety of fish, including bream, bass, and catfish.
In order to fish Authority reservoirs, anglers must have an active reservoir use permit, available for $45 at the HCWSA headquarters (located at 1695 Highway 20 West in McDonough) during normal business hours (from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Permit holders also must sign a release form and adhere to all rules and regulations governing the use of HCWSA reservoirs and Georgia waters. The Authority had approximately 2,000 active reservoir use permit holders during the 2010 regular fishing season. Permits are valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase.
Contact Phone Number and Website
For more information on public fishing at HCWSA Reservoirs, contact the HCWSA Reservoirs Department at 678-583-3930, or log onto the Authority’s Web site at www.hcwsa.com.