Big Lazer Creek Wildlife Management Area and Public Fishing Area
This is a 5,900 acre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Public Fishing Area (PFA) open to seasonal hunting and fishing in addition to other activities year round.
This 195-acre public fishing lake is located on Big Lazer Creek Wildlife Management Area in Talbot County between Talbotton and Thomaston, Georgia. Big Lazer Creek PFA offers excellent fishing for bluegill, channel catfish, crappie and largemouth bass. Approximately 15 acres of standing timber remain along the old creek channel and around a small island. The upper end of the lake is fairly shallow, averaging less than five feet deep. Fish attractors have been installed around the fishing pier to improve fishing. This is one of Georgia's many wildlife management areas.
For hours of operation, visit http://www.gofishgeorgia.com or call (770) 761-3014.
The is a boat ramp that provides access to the 193 acre lake.
Bicycling is restricted to open, improved roads, designated trails or designated areas.
There are four primitive campgrounds for visitors to stay at. All camps must be in designated campgrounds, unless otherwise indicated or posted at the WMA check station. Camping or driving motor vehicles upon wildlife food plantings is prohibited. Camping or establishment of a campsite shall be limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 consecutive days unless the campsite is vacated and all personally owned property or physical features of the campsite are removed for a period of not less than seven days. A new campsite may not be re-established within one mile of the vacated campsite. Loaded firearms are prohibited in camping areas, except for those with a valid weapons carry license. Campers are responsible for their own trash.
No person shall unreasonably disturb or annoy others through abrasive, insulting, or threatening words or actions, or disobey any lawful order of a law enforcement official, or act in a manner resulting in a breach of the peace. No generators, musical instruments, radios, televisions, or other noise-making devices may be used after 10 p.m. or before 7 a.m. EST, in such a manner that they may be heard by other WMA visitors.
Visitors can expect to find argemouth bass, bluegill and redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie on the area's 193 acre lake.
The trail system is largely un-maintained roads and limited foot paths. Those exploring off trails should take a map and compass.
Horseback riding is restricted to open, improved roads, designated trails or designated areas.
Deer, turkey, small game and furbearers. Contact Georgia DNR for more information, regulations and seasons.
Picnic tables are provided at developed areas in the WMA.
Camping, pre-season scouting, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, and other recreational uses are allowed year-round, unless otherwise posted at the WMA check station or at a specific recreation site. For hours of operation, visit http://www.gofishgeorgia.com or call (770) 761-3014.
From Talbottom: Take US 80 east 4 miles; turn left on Po Biddy Rd. go 6.5 miles; turn left on Bunkum Rd. and go 1.2 miles to check station.