Lake at Hugh M. Gillis
Hugh M. Gillis



Hugh M. Gillis PFA

Lake at Hugh M. Gillis
Hugh M. Gillis

One of Georgia's newest public fishing areas, Hugh M. Gillis boasts a 109-acre lake set among the coastal plains. The PFA offers anglers an abundance of Flier, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, and Redear Sunfish.

This PFA 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.

New! 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.

Accommodations & Facilities

  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoe Access
  • Fishing Dock Accessibility Icon
  • Lake
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Sites
  • Primitive Campsites
  • Restrooms Accessibility Icon
  • Parking Accessibility Icon


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

Nearby Properties


    Map Icon Interactive Map

    Calendar Icon Regulations

    Fishing Lure Icon Fishing Guide

    Fish Attractor Data

    How to Use Data


    Year-round 24 hours/day

    Phone Numbers

    PFA Office 478-296-6192

    Region Office 912-285-6094

    Fees & Passes

    Land/Water Access

    • Hunting License
    • Fishing License
    • Lands Pass

    Purchase License