River and Rocks
Dawson Forest

WMA

Dawsonville

Dawson Forest WMA

River and Rocks
Dawson Forest
WMA
Dawsonville

The Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is located in Dawson County. This 25,500 acre property offers hunting for deer, bear, turkey, small game, dove, and waterfowl.There are five sections (tracts) of the WMA, including Wildcat Creek, Goethe, Burnt Mountain, Amicalola, and City of Atlanta. The DNR Wildlife Resources Division owns 15,000 acres of the forest, with the City of Atlanta owning the lower 10,000 acres.

Access includes several miles of improved road, marked improved trails, unnamed backcountry trails and old single-track roadbeds available for public use. The forest also offers hunting, fishing and trail access opportunities for handicap users of the property year-round. Horseback riding and bike trails are closed all day during firearms deer hunts and before 10:00 am during archery and turkey seasons. Trail permits are required for horse and bicycle use. Trail permits are required on City of Atlanta tract. Permits must be completed in person to be valid.


Accommodations & Facilities

  • Trails
  • Lake
  • Picnic Sites
  • Primitive Campsites

Activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing 
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Primitive Camping
  • Wildlife Watching

Nearby Properties

Phone Numbers

Region Office 770-535-5700

Fees & Passes

Land Access

  • Hunting License
  • Fishing License, or
  • Lands Pass

Purchase License

Address

5872 Highway 53 W
Dawsonville, GA 30534 

GPS Coordinates
N 34.42494 | W -84.2127