Chestatee Wildlife Management Area

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Chestatee Wildlife Management Area

Georgia

(770) 535-5700

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Overview

This is a 25,000 acre Wildlife Management Area within the Chattahoochee National Forest open to hunting seasonally and other activities Chestatee Wildlife Management Area is 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 within the Chattahoochee National Forest in the northeastern portion of Georgia. The wildlife management area extends over 25,000 acres. Activities to partake in here include camping, hiking, picnicking, and hunting. A variety of hunting is available including deer, turkey, bear, small game and furbearers.

Map of Chestatee Wildlife Management Area (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.668088, -83.920784

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Activities

  • Camping

    There are 4 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 7 days. A new campsite may not be re-established within 1 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 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 visit Chattahoochee National Forest is detail should visit park headquarters for a map.

  • 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 Cleveland: Take US 129 north 10.5 miles to Turner's Corner; turn left on US 19; go 0.5 mile; turn right on Dick's Creek Rd.; go 1 mile to check station driveway on left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(770) 535-5700

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