The public use areas of the Henry County Water Authority (HCWA) continue to be well received by customers, local residents and businesses. With the opening of Tussahaw Island in May of 2010, the HCWA has another public use area with great potential for outdoor education and recreation.
Tussahaw Island, located on Collins Way just off of Peeksville Road, has boat ramps for anglers seeking to fish the reservoir, one of which adjoins a fishing pier that is accessible to citizens with disabilities. Note: Tussahaw Island is NOT accessible via the Tussahaw Water Treatment Plant.
In addition, Tussahaw Island has plentiful parking and a walking trail around its perimeter, which was built with the help of aspiring local Eagle Scouts and other volunteers.
The Authority has plans to add amenities to Tussahaw Island in phases, according to the growing interest in this public use area and as the budget allows. One of the first additions to Tussahaw Island is construction on an outdoor classroom/pavilion, which will be similar to those currently on the campus of the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center. This project is being funded by the Fairview Civic Club, a group of long-time community enthusiasts who have helped finance the construction of three other outdoor classrooms at Cubihatcha over the past few years. The HCWA Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center is the focal point of the Authority's public education programming for students and adults in Henry County.