North Georgia Mountains
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"Relax in the cozy family friendly campground, cast a hook in a clear mountain stream or enjoy boating on lovely Lake Burton at Moccasin Creek State Park nestled within the Chattahoochee National Forest."
Surrounded by rural countryside and the Chattahoochee National Forest, this quiet park in northwest Georgia offers outstanding fishing on two stocked lakes. Visitors can hike along three miles of lake loop trails and relax in swings while watching for the many bluebirds that live in the park. The trailhead to the scenic 60-mile Pinhoti Trail is only a 1.6-mile hike away.
Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area is located in Cornelia. This 17,300 acre property has opportunities for deer, bear, turkey, small game and coyote hunting.
The Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is located in Dawson County. This 25,500 acre property offers hunting for deer, bear, turkey, small game, dove, and waterfowl.There are five sections (tracts) of the WMA, including Wildcat Creek, Goethe, Burnt Mountain, Amicalola, and City of Atlanta. The DNR Wildlife Resources Division owns 15,000 acres of the forest, with the City of Atlanta owning the lower 10,000 acres.
Coosawattee Wildlife Management Area is located in Murray County. This 5,626 acre property offers hunting for deer, bear, turkey and small game. No ATVs are allowed on the property. WMA user information and sign-in is located at the Coosawattee-Carter's Lake WMA Check Station.
One of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. Vogel is particularly popular during the fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a rolling blanket of red, yellow and gold leaves.
The Buck Shoals Wildlife Management Area is located in White County. This 582 acre property exclusively offers youth hunting and fishing events, including the very popular Hunt and Learn programs for deer, turkey and small game. Buck Shoals has youth quota hunts for deer, bear, small game and dove. This area is pet friendly.