Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area

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Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area

Georgia

(770) 535-5700

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Overview

Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area is one of Georgia's many wildlife management areas. This WMA is part of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, which is located in the extreme northern portion of Georgia. Georgia's Department of Natural Resources is proud to say that there's at least one wildlife management area within an hour's drive of every Georgian. The wildlife management area extends over 25,150 acres. Activities to partake in here include camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and hunting. A variety of hunting is available including deer, turkey, bear, small game and furbearers.

Map of Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.730115, -83.757448

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Activities

  • Camping

    There are two primitive campgrounds within the WMA. 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.

  • Fishing

    Please contact the park services for more information.

  • Hiking

    The trail system is largely un-maintained roads and limited foot paths. Those exploring off trails should take a map and compass. Those wishing to explore Chattahoochee National Forest should visit the Forest headquarters for detailed maps.

  • Hunting

    Deer, bear, turkey, small game and furbearers. Contact Georgia DNR for more information, regulations and seasons.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables are available at the campgrounds.

Seasonality/Weather

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.

Directions

Driving

From Helen: Take Hwy. 75 north to Robertstown, turn left on Alt. Hwy. 75; cross bridge; turn right, go 2.8 miles to check station.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(770) 535-5700

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