Hugh Gillis Public Fishing Area


580 Keens Crossing Rd.
East Dublin GA 31021


  • Admission: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday : 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday : 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thursday : 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday : 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday : 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday : 7:00am - 9:00pm

Go fish at Hugh Gillis Public Fishing Area in Laurens County. Located minutes from Dublin GA, this 109-acre lake and 640 acres of surrounding terrain is a breathtaking spot managed to provide excellent fishing for anglers of all ages. This lake is intensively managed to provide excellent fishing for both boat and bank anglers and has numerous humps and standing timber to attract fish. Major species of fish in the lake include the largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie and redear sunfish. In addition to fishing, the area provides an excellent setting for picnicking and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.

Amenities & Hours

Facilities at Hugh Gillis Public Fishing Area include concrete boat ramp, canoe access, fishing pier, lake, nature trails, picnic shelters, picnic sites, primitive campsites and restrooms. The fishing area is open year-round, May 1st through September 30th 24 hours a day and October 1st through April 30th from sunrise until sunset!

Hugh Gillis Public Fishing Area also offers opportunities for deer and turkey hunting. The camping area and trails are closed during hunts. Please check the Hunting Regulations for more information.


Licensing: To help cover the costs of maintaining Hugh Gillis PFA, visitors (ages 16-64) must have one of the following:

  • Hunting License
  • Fishing License
  • Lands Pass

To purchase a pass, you can stop by the Dublin Visitors Center Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM or visit:

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Boat Launch
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Public Restrooms
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 16
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Partially Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Pet-Friendly