From the majestic ridges and valleys of northwest Georgia to the marshes of Glynn County on the coast, the state of Georgia is fortunate to have a diversity of natural and cultural resources for residents and visitors to enjoy.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is charged with the conservation and protection of these resources for current and future generations. Their web site (SEE link below) provides visitors with information on how DNR manages the state’s natural and cultural resources and how the public can enjoy the great outdoors and the state’s rich history.
The DNR unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Georgia Outdoor Map (SEE link below) includes state parks, wildlife management areas, public fishing areas, boat ramps, and historic sites. Users are able to search by category to find locations where they can camp, hunt, hike, fish or explore history.
“We are proud to offer this new resource to Georgia’s citizens and visitors,” said Governor Nathan Deal.
“We are blessed here in Georgia with a state that is rich in both natural and cultural resources. I want to encourage Georgians to use this interactive tool to find new places to explore.”
The “Georgia Outdoor Map” can be visited using any device with a web browser including desktops, phones, and tablets.
By checking criteria fields, users can find recreational opportunities, directions, handicap accessibility, telephone numbers, and website links for more details.
The tool also offers a “near me” function to help users determine which recreational opportunities are closest to them.
“With this web-based tool, users can easily see what types of outdoor recreation are available in all parts of the state,” said DNR Commissioner Mark Williams.
“The map includes all DNR properties open for public use, from the smallest historic site to the largest wildlife management area. It’s a quick way to find boat ramps, campgrounds, archery ranges and other places for enjoying the great outdoors.”
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Address: 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SE Suite 1252, Atlanta, GA 30334
Georgia Outdoor Map website: www.georgiaoutdoormap.com
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