Carters Lake

Hunting at Carters Lake

COOSAWATTEE WMA CARTERS LAKE

DNR Biologist gathers data at Coosawattee Check Station
The Coosawattee Wildlife Management Area at Carters Lake consists of approximately 6,060 acres of mountain land in Gilmer and Murray Counties. This area is open for deer hunting with archery equipment only. Small game and turkey may be hunted with firearms during open seasons (see current Georgia Hunting Regulations for season dates). The terrain is typical of the Southern Appalachian foothills and upper Piedmont region. Forest types in the Carters Lake area consist primarily of upland hardwood and mixed pine hardwood stands. Elevations range from 700 feet in valleys to 1376 feet on ridge tops. To further supplement natural sources of food for wildlife in the area, food plots have been established by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Hunting is permitted on most of the public land adjacent to Carters Lake (see map). Hunting is also allowed in campgrounds (archery only) after they are closed for the season. When campground gates are closed for the winter no vehicle access is permitted. During the annual wheelchair hunt, no archery hunting will be permitted (wheelchair hunt dates posted in Georgia hunting regulations handbook). Hunters may gain access to remote areas of the lake by boat using Corps of Engineer boat ramps around the project. Developed recreation areas posted with orange safety zone signs are closed to all hunting. Please consult the Georgia Hunting and Fishing regulations for additional information.

OTHER INFORMATION
For specific camping and trail guide information and regulations contact:
U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers
Post Office Box 96
Oakman, Georgia 30732-0096
Phone: (706) 334-2248

For Wildlife Resource Information contact:
Georgia Department of Natural
Resources, Wildlife Resource Division
2592 Floyd Springs Road, NE
Armuchee, Georgia 30105
Phone: (706) 295-6401

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Carters Lake
P. O. Box 96
Oakman, GA 30732-0096
706-334-2248
OTHER INFORMATION
For specific camping and trail guide information and regulations contact:
U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers
Post Office Box 96
Oakman, Georgia 30732-0096
Phone: (706) 334-2248

For Wildlife Resource Information contact:
Georgia Department of Natural
Resources, Wildlife Resource Division
2592 Floyd Springs Road, NE
Armuchee, Georgia 30105
Phone: (706) 295-6401