Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:
Georgia
Destination Locator: (115 options)

Georgia


Division Map

Georgia Scenic Byways
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Georgia Travel Regions
Georgia's Historic Sites
Georgia's Lakes and Reservoirs
Georgia's National Forests, Monuments and Seashores
Georgia's National Wildlife Refuges

Search by Name within Georgia:



Activity Locator: (408 recreation options)

Activities within Georgia:

All Georgia Outdoor Recreation Activities

Georgia Customized Topo Maps and Aerial Photos
Georgia Outfitters and Guides
Outdoor Gear and Clothing

Search by Name within Georgia:



Satellite Map



Trip Planner

Reservable Campgrounds
Hotels Airline Tickets Car Rentals
B&Bs Yellow Pages City Guide


General Information

Lake Winfield Scott
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Lake Winfield Scott
Description - Georgia lies in the southeastern United States and its culture reflects the key role this state has played in the development of the region. The state can be split into three general regions: the northern, southern and central Georgia. The northern region of the state can further be separated into eastern and western areas. Northeastern Georgia is referred to as the highlands. It contains a portion of the Chattahoochee National Forest and Cohutta Wilderness, as well as several state parks. Other areas of interest to outdoor enthusiasts include Lake Altoona, Carter's Lake and Lake Conasauga. Four navigable rivers exist in the region for boating, swimming and fishing.

Northeastern Georgia is well known for its rural mountain character. The area contains several waterfalls, most of the Chattahoochee National Forest and six navigable lakes. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area lies in this region and extends into Atlanta. It preserves a 48-mile stretch of the river.

Central Georgia is split into three sections by the tourism board of the state: Presidential Pathways, Historic Heartland and the Classic South. The Presidential Pathways region lies on the western border of the state. It contains Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, where the president spent many vacations, and Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains. This is a rural area where agriculture is the main economic support.

The Historic Heartland area lies immediately south of Atlanta and is characterized by peach orchards and historic sites. The area contains Ocmulgee National Monument and National Forest maintaining sites of native Americans and natural history. The Classic South region is bordered by the Savannah River in the east. It is the northeastern portion of the agricultural plain that comprises the cotton belt in the state. Here you'll find historic plantation houses restored to their Antebellum grandeur.

The southwestern region of the state is known as the Plantation Trace region. It is dissected by the Flint River and contained by the Chattahoochee River in the west. The area is characterized by rural communities, agricultural plains and Victorian architecture.

The Magnolia Midlands lie between Interstates 75 and 16. This area contains several farms producing the famous sweet vidalia onion. The midlands are primarily rural and contain ten rivers that support various recreation opportunities.

Coastal Georgia contains an interesting array of public beaches, national wildlife refuges and state parks. Also on the coast is Cumberland Island National Seashore, Fort Pulaski National Monument and Fort Frederica National Monument. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area, in this region, preserves nearly 400,000 acres for wildlife habitat.

Recreation - Recreation in Georgia is as varied as the population and terrain. A plethora of waterways through the state and along the coast provide access to water-oriented activities. The natural areas throughout the state have varied hiking and camping facilities.

Climate - Georgia has a warm climate, especially in the southern regions of the state. The northern mountains may be slightly cooler than the rest of the state. Summer temperatures are hot with averages for July and August surpassing 90 degrees F. Lows during this season dip slightly into the seventies. Fall is the driest season of the year with warm temperatures through September. October begins to cool with lows near 55 degrees F and highs around 70 degrees F. Winter temperatures are mild with highs near 55 degrees F and lows near freezing. Spring weather is pleasant with highs near 65 degrees F and lows near 50. The highest amount of rainfall occurs during the winter and spring months. High humidity levels occur during the spring and summer months.

Location - Georgia is located in the southeast United States, bordering Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Hiked half to the Conagauga River Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness. Highly recommended! Only encoundered one other couple who said they hadn't seen anyone in their two days of hiking. Trail is hard to follow in some spots because it fords the Conasauga River dozens ov times. (You will get wet--just deal with it and enjoy!) Easy hiking one you reach the riverbed, fairly steep decent from trailhead to riverbed.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Yellow River recreation area in Gwinnett County. A great place to take the kids for a mountain bike ride. Easy to moderate in difficulty with miles of trails.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Providence Canyon is a great for hiking. Beware when it rains get out of the canyon , it floods fast ! Lots of beautiful landscape and interesting plants,wildlife,and the limestone monuments are neat !Great hiking trails too !

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: In checking your site, you do not mention under hiking trails the finest and longest hiking/backpacking trail of any Georgia State Park: The Pine Mountain Trail. Please check out www.pinemountaintrail to review the site and trail we as volunteers have built and maintain within FDR State Park near Pine Mountain Georgia. Check our LINKS section on the website to see other site who rate,review and LINK to us. If you write me, and add a link to our site under the info on FDR State Park, we will gladly add a link to your site and list it under LINKS. Jim Hall - president of the Pine Mountain Trail Association jim-helen@msn.com

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I went to Georgia with my family. The whole family had a great time. Even the ride up there from Florida was enjoyable. You should really take a vacation in Georgia!!!!!


More Information

Contact Information:
Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism, P.O. Box 1776, 285 Peachtree Center Avenue NE , Atlanta, GA, 30301, Phone: 404-656-3590

Advertisement





About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2017 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.