Councillors are calling for a new car park to be built on their side of the Chasewater reservoir, after grudgingly accepting a through road will not reopen following dam repairs.
There is only car park space on the Brownhills side of the reservoir, with people from Burntwood having to travel a nine-mile circular route to park their cars.
Lichfield councillors say it is unfair that people on the Burntwood side pay their council tax towards the upkeep, while people in Brownhills have a place to park at the Chasewater Innovation Centre.
Pool Road, which was closed for repairs at the pool, is likely to remain shut.
The £5.5m work to prevent an overflow and flooding at Chasewater is now complete, but the road, which closed in August 2010, has remained closed.
Councillor Eric Drinkwater said: "There's a lot of land there and for a lot of people it is a nine-mile round trip. They ought to provide a car park on the Burntwood side too."