Lake Varner

Come and Relax at Lake Varner



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1. No alcoholic beverages of any kind allowed.

2. The boats shall be powered by electric motors or

paddles only. No boat with a gasoline engine

mounted on the transom is allowed on the reser-


3. All individuals that are fishing must comply with

the State of Georgia Department of Natural

Resources fishing rules and regulations, creel lim-

its, safety, licenses, etc., and 12  minimum on


4. The use of a set hook, trout line, seine or fish bas-

ket is prohibited.

5. Access to the reservoir shall be made only at the

entrance gate.

6. Those individuals who elect to fish from the bank

must fish from within the  marked  boundaries.

7. Wading, swimming, or bathing is prohibited.

8. The use of trail bikes, mini bikes, go carts, and

motorcycles not equipped for street use is prohib-


9. Operation or use of any audio or noise

producing device, motorized equipment, or vehicles in

such a manner to unreasonably annoy or endanger

other person is prohibited.

10.  Individuals shall not discharge any gray water or

waste matter on the site and shall keep their trash

and litter self contained and disposed of properly.

11. The Discharge of Firearms is Strictly Prohibited Under the Newton County Ordinance 31-102-1.B

12.  Destruction, injury defacement, or removal of

Reservoir property is prohibited.

13.  Individuals may be required to show proper identification

   upon request by an authorized representa-

tive of the Reservoir and/or the Department of

Natural Resources.

14.  Once boaters cast off from the recreation area they

       are to stay in boats except in emergency situations.

15.  All pets must be restrained by owners (leash law

       enforced in area).

16.  Failure to abide by the regulations will result in

expulsion from the recreation area. Your cooperation

in abiding by the above regulations will assist us in

providing a safe, enjoyable outing, while protecting

our valuable water resources.


Newton and Walton County Residents:

No Charge

All Out of County Residents:

$5.00 per boat and $5.00 per vehicle


April - October

7:00 am - 9:00 pm

November - March

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Cornish Creek Reservoir remains

open throughout the year.

The Cornish Creek Reservoir offers a natural set-

ting to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Fish, picnic,

read, enjoy nature and watch wildlife within min-

utes of your home.

The Cornish Creek Reservoir hopes that you enjoy

the natural resources that we manage in order to

insure quality drinking water for the residents of

Newton and Walton County.


The reservoir is managed in coordination

with the Department of Natural Resources

Fisheries Division. The Reservoir has Large

Mouth Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Bass,

Bream, Redear Sunfish, Crappie, Catfish

(Channel and Bullheads), and Chain Pickerel.

The Lake Record for a large Mouth Bass (15

lbs., 13 oz.) was caught in 1993.


Redear Sunfish

Hybrid Bass

Large Mouth Bass


“Sharing unique natural resources

through family recreation”

For Information, Call

(770) 784-2049

Cornish Creek Reservoir

11905 Alcovy Road

Covington, GA 30014

Lake Varner

Newton County

Highway 142


Covington Bypass


Highway 278

Interstate 20

Alcovy Rd.

Flat Rock Rd.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 August 2010 )
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