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Enjoy CCWA’s Recreation Areas & Wetlands Center July 4th

Morrow, Georgia – – The Clayton County Water Authority’s (CCWA) reservoir areas and Newman Wetlands Center are a great option for families looking for some outdoor fun for the July 4th Holiday.

Pack a lunch and some fishing gear and head to one of CCWA’s fishing reservoirs. The Blalock and Shamrock Reservoirs, which are located at 2610 Shamrock Road (off Freeman Road) in Jonesboro and J. W. Smith Reservoir, which is located at 143 Northbridge Road in Hampton, will all be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

There is a $5 daily fee per vehicle for Clayton County residents at all CCWA reservoirs.  Non county residents pay $10 per vehicle. For Clayton County residents planning several trips to the reservoirs this year, a season pass is a bargain at $30. Non county residents pay $40 for a season pass. The season pass is good at CCWA reservoirs from March – October. For more information, call 770.603.5605, or visit the Fishing page under For our Community on this website.

The Newman Wetlands Center, located at 2755 Freeman Road, features a nature trail and picnic area that will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The NWC’s 1/2-mile trail and picnic areas provide visitors a chance to enjoy nature while learning the importance of preserving wetlands environments and conserving natural resources. The Learning Center will also be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This center is handicapped accessible and stroller friendly. Parking and admission are free.

Visitors walking through the wetlands trails might be fortunate enough to see some of the many wildlife species that either stop over during migration or take advantage of this habitat for nesting or permanent residence. In addition to over 130 bird species, visitors have seen beaver, river otter, fox, raccoon, muskrat, deer, wild turkey, opossum, mink, and many species of reptiles, insects, and amphibians. Dogs and other pets are not allowed at this facility.

For more information on the Newman Wetlands Center, call 770.603.5603, or visit the Newman Wetlands Center page under For Our Community on this website.

 

CCWA recreation area reservoirs will be open July 4th from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.