Lake at Evans County
Evans County



Evans County PFA

Lake at Evans County
Evans County

New Hours! From May 1–September 30, this PFA is open 24 hours/day.

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.

This PFA also offers opportunities for Quota and Youth waterfowl hunts. Please check the Hunting Regulations for more information.

Creel Limits


15 per person

Largemouth Bass

5 per person with a 14-inch minimum length

Channel Catfish

5 per person


30 per person

Accommodations & Facilities


  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Geocaching — not allowed during managed hunts
  • Hunting
  • Lake Fishing
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Watching

Nearby Properties



May 1–September 30 24 hours/day

October 1–April 30 Sunrise–Sunset

Phone Numbers

PFA Office 912-727-2112

Region Office 912-739-1139

Fees & Passes

Land/Water Access

  • Hunting License
  • Fishing License
  • Lands Pass

Purchase License


4757 Area Line Road
Claxton, GA 30417

GPS Coordinates
N 32.12712, W -81.8001