Some parks are experiencing large crowds on certain days. Park staff may temporarily limit access to ensure social distancing and protect the health of the public and our employees. Please understand that admission may be limited for several hours and will reopen once there is available capacity. Click here to read our coronavirus response before visiting because some facilities & activities are limited.

Piedmont

Buford Trout Hatchery

Open daily from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Buford Hatchery allows visitors to view one-half million trout, both brown and rainbow, being reared to stock into Georgia’s designated trout waters. Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Forsyth County, this hatchery is a fun and informative environment for the whole family. The state property also features the Lincoln Sparrow Nature Trail (open 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.). This birdwatcher-friendly trail is a quarter-mile loop that includes a spur trail to a boardwalk, which leads to a wetland observation deck.

West Point WMA

West Point Wildlife Management Area is a 8,952-acre property located in Troup County. This WMA offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game, dove and waterfowl. No gasoline outboards allowed on waterfowl impoundments and no fishing on managed waterfowl impoundments.

The Dixie Creek Area is 711 acres with hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game and waterfowl. The Glover's Creek Area is 337 acres open for deer and waterfowl hunting.

Walton WMA

Walton Wildlife Management Area is a 200-acre, state-owned complex of scattered crop fields, fallow fields, and wooded areas. The primary focus is dove field management and a variety of crops such as wheat, millet, sunflowers, and grain sorghum, which are annually planted to attract doves and other wildlife. The area also offers archery deer hunting and other small game hunting. Only shotguns may be used for small game hunting.