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3 Forests to Explore in Dawson County

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Dawson County

Dawson County, Georgia is a beautiful place to call home. Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and nestled between Lake Lanier and Amicalola Falls State Park, it has something for everyone. This rural county offers a peaceful atmosphere to relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life; however, its proximity to Atlanta means quiet days can easily be contrasted by dynamic nights on the town. Residents benefit from its excellent school system, which received an 'A' rating from the

Forests to Explore in Dawson County

Dawson Forest - City of Atlanta Tract

The Dawson Forest - City of Atlanta Tract, is a beautiful forested area covering approximately 3,435 acres. It consists primarily of pine and hardwood trees that provide a habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Activities such as fishing, hiking, and camping are popular amongst visitors who come to experience the natural beauty of this area. Home to lake Julius and Crystal Lake, two man-made reservoirs providing numerous recreational activities for visitors such as swimming and boating.

Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area

The Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area covers over 12,000 acres of rural terrain composed of loblolly and short leaf pines, as well as some hardwoods. It is well known for its deer and turkey hunting that is available to the public year-round. The area also serves as a sanctuary for endangered species like the gopher tortoise, indigo snake and timber rattlesnake. In addition there are several great places to explore such as the Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site and Cohutta Wilderness.

Len Foote Hike Inn

Len Foote Hike Inn offers a unique way to immerse oneself in nature. Located five miles from Amicalola Falls State Park, this rustic retreat features 20 cozy cottages that allow visitors to experience the beauty of the outdoors with all of the comforts of home. All meals are included with a two-night stay, and there is also a laundry service for guests. Plus, access to 22 miles of trails and trips to nearby destinations can be arranged for those looking for adventure.

Map of Forests to explore in Dawson County