The Pickwick area is an excellent location for fishing during all seasons. The city of Savannah located just a few miles upriver is even known as the Catfish Capital of the World. Pickwick hosts the annual Catfish World Championship Fishing Tournament and the Sauger Fishing Tournament. Any outdoorsmen looking to do some Pickwick Dam catfishing are encouraged to check online for a Pickwick Dam fishing report to ensure a successful day of sport.
For lovers of the outdoors, there are two main campgrounds available for Pickwick visitors including the Pickwick Landing campground and the Bruton Branch campground. Together, they provide 81 camping sites open year-round. Pickwick also offers over two miles of public beaches including Circle Beach, Sandy Beach, and Bruton Branch to accommodate swimmers on both sides of the lake. Hikers of all levels may choose between two hiking trails spanning 2.8 and 1.2 miles with both natural and paved surfaces.