NorthGeorgia

North Georgia Mountains

James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park

Surrounded by rural countryside and the Chattahoochee National Forest, this quiet park in northwest Georgia offers outstanding fishing on two stocked lakes. Visitors can hike along three miles of lake loop trails and relax in swings while watching for the many bluebirds that live in the park. The trailhead to the scenic 60-mile Pinhoti Trail is only a 1.6-mile hike away.

Dawson Forest WMA

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.

Buck Shoals WMA

The Buck Shoals Wildlife Management Area is located in White County. This 582-acre property exclusively offers youth hunting and fishing events, including the very popular Hunt & Learn programs for deer, turkey and small game. Buck Shoals has youth quota hunts for deer, bear, small game and dove. This area is pet friendly.