Evans County PFA

Evans County Public Fishing Area is a 372-acre area encompassing 3 separate lakes, each offering unique fishing and outdoor opportunities to visitors. Bidd Sands Lake is the largest lake and consists of large expanses of open water and areas with dense lily pads. Bidd Sands offers excellent opportunities for Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bream and Catfish. Lake Woody is a very “natural” lake with hardwood and cypress trees inhabiting most of its upper portion. Woody not only offers very good fishing, but also offers quality duck hunting during quota hunts with its large area of flooded forest. Lake Longleaf is the smallest of the three lakes. Longleaf is intensively managed for Channel Catfish and is stocked several times each year and maintains an excellent fishery that is easily accessible from a fishing pier or from the bank. In addition to the great fisheries, this PFA is home to a large RV and tent campground, a Commercial-Kitchen Event Center and a Covered Pavilion available through the PFA on-line Reservation Service. There are also nature trails, an archery range and plenty of opportunities for bird/wildlife viewing, making Evans County Public Fishing Area an excellent venue for everyone in the family to enjoy Georgia’s great outdoors.     

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

Catch a big fish at a Public Fishing Area and you may be eligible for an Angler Award or even a PFA Record award. Learn more about Angler Awards.

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

  • Evans County Archery Range
  • Boat Ramps
  • Campground — 14 RV/tent sites and 8 tent-only sites
  • Canoe Access
  • Event Center
  • Fishing Docks Accessibility Icon
  • Lakes
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Sites
  • Restrooms Accessibility Icon
  • Parking Accessibility Icon


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

Nearby Properties

Nearby Accommodations


Camping Information

To make a reservation and see pricing please visit www.reservations.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com.


The campground consists of 22 campsites, all containing electricity, water, a picnic table and a fire ring. Of the 22 sites, there are 8 tent-only sites, and 14 full-size RV/tent sites, five of which are premium sites offering full sewer service and pull-through parking pads.

Event Center

The new Event Center can accommodate up to 85 people, and offers a full service kitchen, indoor restrooms, and a pavilion.