Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area
Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Areais one of Georgia's many wildlife management areas. In fact, Georgia's Department of Natural Resources is proud to say that there's one within an hour's drive of every Georgian. This WMA is located an hour and fifteen minutes southeast of Atlanta. The wildlife management area extends over 37,820 acres. Activities to partake in here include camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and hunting. A variety of hunting is available including deer, turkey, dove, and small game and furbearers.
There are 11 primitive campgrounds within the park. All camps must be in designated campgrounds, unless otherwise indicated or posted at the WMA check station. Camping is allowed anywhere on WMAs on National Forest lands, except where posted otherwise. Forest Service regulations govern outdoor recreation on WMAs located on National Forest Lands. Camping or driving motor vehicles upon wildlife food plantings is prohibited. Camping or establishment of a campsite shall be limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 consecutive days unless the campsite is vacated and all personally owned property or physical features of the campsite are removed for a period of not less than seven days. A new campsite may not be re-established within one mile of the vacated campsite. Loaded firearms are prohibited in camping areas, except for those with a valid weapons carry license. Campers are responsible for their own trash.
No person shall unreasonably disturb or annoy others through abrasive, insulting, or threatening words or actions, or disobey any lawful order of a law enforcement official, or act in a manner resulting in a breach of the peace. No generators, musical instruments, radios, televisions, or other noise-making devices may be used after 10 p.m. or before 7 a.m. EST, in such a manner that they may be heard by other WMA visitors.
Please contact park services for more information.
The trail system is largely unmaintained roads and limited foot paths. Those exploring off trails should take a map and compass. Those interested in hiking within Oconee National Forest should visit forest headquarters for a detailed hiking map.
Deer, turkey, small game, furbearers and dove. Contact Georgia DNR for more information, regulations and seasons.
Picnic tables area available at the campgrounds.
Camping, pre-season scouting, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, and other recreational uses are allowed year-round, unless otherwise posted at the WMA check station or at a specific recreation site.
From Monticello: Take Hwy.16 east 3/4 mile; take right fork on Hwy. 212; go 12 miles to check station sign; follow arrow 0.5 mile to check station.