Hours of Operation: 7 am - 7 pm & 7 am - 8 pm between Memorial Day & Labor Day
Parking cost $5 per day per vehicle. Annual passes may be purchased at the Engineering Office in Canton City Hall for $50Hickory Log Creek Reservoir covers approximately 411 acres at full pool with approximately 15 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by
Roller Compacted Concrete Structure
Category 1 Structure as Classified by Georgia Safe Dams
Dam Height: 180 ft
Dam Width: 1,000 ft
Reservoir Area: 411 acres at full pool elevation
Volume: 5.77 billion gallons at normal full pool elevation
Water Supply Yield: 44 million gallons per day
In 2012 the Department of Natural Resources stocked Reservoir with Bream, Crappie, Catfish
There is only one public access with a boat ramp and gravel parking. The Reservoir is open to the public year-round. Inclement weather can cause closures that are not posted. This is a gated access, with opening and closing performed by the Canton Police Department.
Over 3,000 vehicles per year have visited the reservoir since it opened to the public in 2013.
The City of Canton
The City of Canton and the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority formed their partnership in the year 2000 to meet the long-term water supply needs of the region. The Hickory Log Creek Reservoir supplements the City of Canton’s existing raw water supply, the Etowah River. Water and CCMWA’s numerous wholesale customers via Lake Allatoona. All costs of the project are split between the City and Authority 25%/75%.
Currently, the City of Canton serves approximately 8,800 customers and CCMWA, which is a regional wholesale water purveyor provides water to 830,000 people in 5 counties. Hickory Log Creek Reservoir will help the City of Canton continue to meet its water supply needs through 2040.
Construction of the Reservoir and Dam began in 2005 and was completed in 2008.
Hickory Log Creek Reservoir is a pumped storage, stream augmentation reservoir. Water is released from the reservoir during low flow conditions in the Etowah River to make up for the withdrawals by the City’s water treatment plant on the Etowah River near Heritage Park. The reservoir got its first use during the fall of 2016 when water supply releases had to be made to supplement the low flows in the Etowah River.
During periods of higher flows in the Etowah River, the reservoir can be filled by pumping water from the river back into the reservoir to maintain as much storage as possible.