The Dog River Recreational Complex is open for the new season. Season Passes may be purchased at the administrative building located at 8763 Hospital Drive in Douglasville.
The Dog River Recreational Complex (“the DRRC” or “the Complex”) is open to Douglas County’s residents, Douglas County property owners, Douglas County business owners, and their guests.
The Complex, located off Ga. 166, normally opens for the season on March 1st and closes for the season on the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day when, except for season pass-holders, it is closed to the general public through February. During the open season, the Complex offers fishing, a boat dock, fishing pier, johnboat rental, a pavilion for rental, picnic tables, grills, gazebo, vending machines and restroom facilities.
The Dog River Reservoir, in addition to being the County’s principal drinking water supply, is one of Douglas County’s most unique and precious natural resources rich with history. To share the peace and tranquility of the Reservoir, the DRRC was first opened in July of 1994. It was the recommendation of a Citizen Advisory Group formed at that time to restrict the visitors to only Douglas County’s residents, property and business owners, and their guests. WSA’s Board adopted the recommendation and continues the practice to this day in order to keep the 1.9 billion gallons of water in the lake – our community’s drinking water source – as clean as possible. In order for the Reservoir to serve its dual purpose of water supply and recreational facility, regulations have been established to protect water quality and to ensure the safety of users of the Complex.
WSA manages the Complex with water quality as its priority. That’s why officials preserved forested areas, which naturally filter water, and built gravel roadbeds, which absorb motor oil and other urban runoff to protect our water supply. That’s also why swimming and gasoline-powered boats are prohibited.
To view or print our Recreational Complex brochure, which contains a list of the Complex fees, the user regulations, and a map of the Reservoir, please click here. PLEASE NOTE: Checks, credit cards, and bills larger than $20 are not accepted at the Reservoir ticket booth.
To view Channel 23’s Gesundheit on the Road filmed at the Recreational Complex and watch as Gesundheit host TJ Jaglinski fishes on the Reservoir, visits the Reservoir dam, and picnics at the pavillion, please click here.
To view a video of the County’s DCTV Channel 23, Insights Program, taped at the Dog River Recreational Complex and featuring Commission Chairman Tom Worthan’s interview of WSA’s Executive Director, Pete Frost, please click here.
The interview includes panoramic views of the Reservoir and information about the Complex.
To read the history of the Dog River Reservoir, please click here.