Magnolia Midlands / Claxton

Evans County Public Fishing Area

4757 Area Line Rd.
Claxton, GA 30417

912-727-2112 | 912-739-1139
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Evans County Public Fishing Area is a 372-acre area that offers 3 different lakes for anglers to fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Crappie. Lakes Longleaf, Wood and Bidd Sands attract more than 5,000 anglers each year with an additional almost 4,000 guests visiting the PFA. Bidd Sands Lake offers the best opportunities for anglers to get their hands on some bass in the upper end of the lake during the warmer months along with great hybrid bass. Lake Longleaf is best for Crappie halfway through November to March. Creel Limits: Bream limit is 15 per person; largemouth bass is 5 per person with a 14-inch minimum length; channel catfish is 5 per person; and crappie is 30 per person.

Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Monday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Tuesday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Wednesday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Thursday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Friday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 6:00AM - 9:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    One of the following is required: Hunting license, Fishing license, Georgia Lands Pass Visit website -



    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Picnic Area

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages