Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Rich Mountain WMA is a 22,097 acre Wildlife Management Area within the Chattahoochee National Forest open to hunting seasonally. National Forest Regulations apply, including in regards to camping and ATV use.
The Cartecay River runs through a section of the WMA. Visitors are welcome to canoe or kayak the river.
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.
There are several hiking trails within Chattahoochee National Forest and the Rich Mountain WMA.
Deer, bear and turkey. Contact Georgia DNR for more information, regulations and seasons.
Picnicking is available in designated areas.
Take Hwy 515 north 7 miles to Co. Road 151; turn right, go 4 miles to Stanley Creek check station.