Redlands Wildlife Management Area
This is a 37,500 acre Wildlife Management Area within the Oconee National Forest 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.
Access to Lake Oconee is within the National Forest and WMA boundaries. There are several boat ramps that provide access to the lake.
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 on managed wildlife openings is prohibited. Carving, cutting, chopping or damaging of live trees is prohibited. Camping or establishment of a campsite shall be limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 consecutive days after which the campsite shall be vacated and all personally owned property is removed for a period of not less than 7 days. During that 7 day period, a new campsite may not be established within 1 mile of the vacated campsite by the same person(s). Loaded firearms are prohibited in camping areas, except that any person possessing a license to carry a concealed firearm that is valid in this state pursuant to OCGA §§ 16-11-126(f) or 16-11-129 may carry such firearm subject to the limitations of OCGA §§ 16-11-126 and 16-11-127, except where prohibited by federal law. 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., in such a manner that they may be heard by other WMA visitors.
Unless otherwise posted, fishing is allowed on WMAs according to statewide regulations. When fishing on a WMA, only a fishing license is required. A trout license is required in trout waters. Anglers possessing a Three-Day Fishing, Honorary, Disability, Sportsmen's, or Lifetime License are not required to have a WMA License.
While there are no designated hiking trails forest service roads run throughout and visitors are welcome to explore the area.
Deer, turkey, small game, furbearers and dove. Contact Georgia DNR for more information, regulations and seasons.
Picnic benches are located at campgrounds and at select information points throughout the WMA
Camping, hiking and other recreational uses are allowed year-round, unless otherwise posted at the WMA check station or at a specific recreation site. All WMA visitors are encouraged to wear hunter orange during the hunting seasons. Specific recreation sites may be closed as needed for management purposes by posting at the site.
From Greensboro: Take GA Hwy 15 north 9 miles; check station on left.