Properties Requiring GORP

Where is a GORP needed?

The 31 affected properties (see list below) are Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and Public Fishing Areas (PFAs).  Each is managed for wildlife/fish habitat and development and funded mostly by revenue from hunting and fishing licenses. Other uses, such as hiking, cycling, caving, bird watching and many other such activities, are also allowed. 

List by Area: Facilities Within Area Requiring GORP

Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Public Fishing Area (PFA), Natural Area (NA)

1. Altamaha WMA (McIntosh County: Butler and Champney Islands and McGowan Lake Tract

2. Beaverdam WMA (Laurens County): Shooting Range

3. Big Hammock WMA (Tattnall County): Shooting Range (If the river stage is 9 feet or higher, measured at the Doctortown Gauge, the gates will be closed)

4. Big Lazer Creek WMA (Talbot County): Shooting Range and PFA

5. Bullard Creek WMA (Jeff Davis County): Shooting Range

6. Chickasawhatchee WMA (Dougherty County): Shooting Range

7. Clayhole Swamp WMA (Glynn County): Campground and Ponds (Horseback riding prohibited during ALL deer hunts: Sept. 13-17, Sept. 19-30, Oct. 2-Nov. 23, Dec. 15-Jan.15)

8. Clybel WMA/Marben PFA (Jasper County): Entire Area excluding Charlie Elliott Visitor Center, Conference Center and Educational Buildings (Multi-use trails and areas closed all day during firearms deer hunts: Oct. 3-5, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Nov. 20-22, Nov. 28-30, Dec. 19-21. Multi-use trails and areas closed before 10 a.m. during archery and turkey hunts: Sept. 13-Oct. 1, Nov. 2-9, Mar. 21-29, Apr. 4-12, Apr. 18-May 1, May 9-15)

9. Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA (Walker County): Entire Area (Horse, bicycle, caving, hiking, rock climbing, parasailing and hang-gliding trails and areas are closed all day during firearms deer hunts: Oct. 18-19, Nov. 13-15, Dec. 10-13. Horse and bicycle trails and areas are closed before 10 a.m. during archery deer and turkey hunts: Sept. 13-Oct. 16, Oct. 20-Nov. 11, Mar. 21-May 15)

10. Dawson Forest WMA except for the City of Atlanta tract (Dawson County).

11. Dixon Memorial WMA (Ware County): Shooting Range

12. Dodge County PFA (Dodge County): Entire Area (Closed every Monday and Tuesday)

13. Evans County PFA (Evans County): Entire Area (Users can call the regional Fisheries Management office (912) 727-2112 ahead of time to check on road and lake conditions prior to visiting.)

14. Flat Creek PFA (Houston County): Entire Area (Closed every Monday and Tuesday)

15. Grand Bay WMA (Lowndes County): Entire Area (Hiking trail from check station is closed to hikers during firearms deer hunts: Oct. 11-12, Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26, Nov. 1-2, Nov. 8-9, Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7, Dec. 27-28, Jan. 3-4). Federal lands within WMA may be closed for military training)

16. Hannahatchee WMA (Stewart County): Shooting Range

17. Hugh M. Gillis PFA (Laurens County): Entire Area (Closed every Monday and Tuesday)

18. J.L. Lester WMA (Polk County): Entire Area

19. Mayhaw WMA (Miller County): Shooting Range

20. McDuffie PFA (McDuffie County): Entire Area

21. McGraw Ford WMA (Cherokee County): Entire Area (Horse and bicycle trails are closed before 10 a.m. during deer, bear and turkey hunts: Sept. 13-Dec. 7, Dec. 26-Jan. 1, Mar. 21-May 15)

22. Ocmulgee WMA (Pulaski County): Shooting Range and PFA

23. Paradise PFA (Berrien County): Entire Area (Closed every Monday and Tuesday)

24. Rich Mountain WMA (Gilmer County): Cartecay Tract: Entire Area

25. Richmond Hill WMA (Bryan County): Shooting Range

26. River Bend WMA (Laurens County): Archery Range

27. Silver Lake WMA (NA) (Decatur County): Riding Trails Access

28. Tuckahoe WMA (Screven County): Campground (Camping in designated sites only)

29. Walton WMA (Walton County): Shooting Ranges

30. Wilson Shoals WMA (Banks County): Shooting Range

31. Yuchi WMA (Burke County): Shooting Range (Camping in designated sites only)

32. Zahnd WMA (NA) (Walker County): Entire Area




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