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CCWA’s Reservoirs Opening in March for 2019 Public Fishing Season
Local Reservoirs Provide Great Fishing March – October

Morrow, Georgia—Clayton County Water Authority’s (CCWA) public fishing season opens in March giving residents the chance to enjoy beautiful reservoirs close to home. Visitors can spend the day fishing, canoeing or just enjoying a picnic in a peaceful setting.

The J.W. Smith Reservoir area opens Saturday, March 2. The Shamrock/Blalock Reservoir area is tentatively set to open Saturday, March 16 due to ongoing construction work being performed in the area and extreme wet weather impacting the projected schedule with delays.

Clayton County residents pay $5 per vehicle, or $30 for a season pass. Non-county residents pay $10 per vehicle, or $40 for a season pass. Season passes are good through the month of October and are sold at the entrance offices of Shamrock/Blalock Reservoir and J.W. Smith Reservoir when CCWA staff is available. Season passes will be sold at the Shamrock/Blalock entrance gate beginning March 2 even though the reservoir will not yet be open.

Temporary season pass forms are also available at the pay station areas when CCWA staff is not present. These temporary season pass forms may be filled out and deposited with payment. The season pass will then be mailed to the individual.

Shamrock/Blalock Reservoirs
Shamrock/Blalock Reservoirs are located at 2610 Shamrock Road (off of Freeman Road) in Jonesboro and are open Wednesday – Sunday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. during March and October and 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. April – September.

J.W. Smith Reservoir
J. W. Smith Reservoir is located at 143 Northbridge Road in Hampton and is open Saturday – Wednesday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. during March and October and 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. April – September.

Shoal Creek Reservoir
Clayton County residents with season passes to CCWA reservoirs will once again have the opportunity to enjoy prime fishing as CCWA’s Shoal Creek Reservoir opens this spring for limited public fishing. The reservoir will be open for boat fishing only from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
March 16
April 13 and 27
May 4 and 18
June 1

For more information on the Authority’s reservoirs and motor boat restrictions, visit or call 770.603.5605