J. L. Lester Wildlife Management Area

Quick Facts

J. L. Lester Wildlife Management Area

Georgia

(706) 295-6041

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Things To Do

     

Overview

This is a 477 acre Wildlife Management Area open to hunting seasonally. 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. However, horseback riding and bicycling are restricted to open, improved roads, designated trails or designated areas. Horse and bicycle trails and areas may be closed during certain hunting seasons to avoid user conflicts. Specific recreation sites can be closed as needed for management purposes by posting at the site. All WMA visitors are encouraged to wear hunter orange during hunting seasons. Refer to the annual hunting seasons and regulations to determine when specific WMA are open for hunting and what type of hunting is occurring.

Map of J. L. Lester Wildlife Management Area (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.947241, -85.207214

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Activities

  • Fishing

    There is a small pond within the WMA and unless otherwise posted, fishing is allowed on WMAs according to statewide regulations. A fishing license only is required to fish on WMAs. A WMA license is not required for anglers possessing a valid 1-day, Honorary/Disability, Sportsman or Lifetime License.

  • Hiking

    There is a .5 mile hiking trail/WMA road that visitors can use.

  • Hunting

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

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 Cedartown: South of Cedartown at jct. of Bus. U.S. 27 and U.S. 27, go north 1/4 mile on U.S. 27 to Cason Rd.; turn right and go 4.3 miles to check station.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(706) 295-6041

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