Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Quick Facts

Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Georgia

(706) 295-6041

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Things To Do

Overview

This WMA lies in the extreme northwest corner of Georgia. This area can be accessed from Interstate 75 or from the city of Rome. The Cumberland Plateau extends from northwestern Alabama into southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia. This area of mostly sandstone has been eroded down into flatter terrain very different from the Blue Ridge region of northeast Georgia. Some nearby roads go through higher-elevation Virginia pine forests. Sections of this WMA offer good land birding and hiking. Cloudland Canyon State Park is a nearby popular camping location.

Activities

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is restricted to open, improved roads, designated trails or designated areas.

  • Camping

    There are 5 primitive campgrounds within the WMA. All camps must be in designated campgrounds, unless otherwise indicated or posted at the WMA check station. 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.

  • Caving

    There are several caves within the WMA for exploration.

  • Fishing

    Freshwater fishing is available.

  • Hiking

    The trail system is largely un-maintained roads and limited foot paths. Those exploring off trails should take a map and compass.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is restricted to open, improved roads, designated trails or designated areas.

  • Hunting

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

  • Picnicking

    There are several picnic areas located in the primitive 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 Lafayette: Take Hwy. 193 west 2.7 miles to Chamberlain Rd.; turn left and go 3 miles to Rocky Lane Rd.; turn right and go 0.3 mile to check station.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(706) 295-6041

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