This website was created to provide links to the various organizations that have activities in the LRWMA.
The information provided here is the result of the continuing research of our organizations members and does not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the US Forest Service.
Check out these web sites and enjoy the various hunting, hiking, equestrian, and historic activities that this uniquely beautiful National Forest offers.
This site is provided as a contribution by Bev and Jim Winsness
Operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as a wildlife management area, the 17,000 acres is owned by the US Department of Agriculture / US Forest Service and offers the people of Northeast Georgia many opportunities to enjoy this beautiful and historic area.
(click on the link above to purchase for under $6.00 plus shipping)
This book provides an incredible insight into the history of the LRWMA, and to the lives of the early settlers of the area who lost their land as part of the resettlement act. Over 500 copies were printed and sold by the FFFF organization who still as of this date have some copies to sell at a cost of about $15.00 through that organization.
Cost is $5.59 (no profit)
Cost is $17.90 (no profit)
To purchase from FFFF, call their treasurer:
Shirley W Kimbrell
187 Cash St
Cornelia, GA 30531
Historic Preservation: The LRWMA has over 350 historic sites that have been identified by the group "Faded Footprints of Friends and Families of the LRWMA". Many of the sites have been highlighted with historic signs along the roads and trails and others are left for you to find within the various forest areas. The organization often provides 'tours' of historic sites and is especially supportive to take descendants of those early NE Georgian settlers who lived in the area before it's purchase by the government in the 1930's.
While this portion of the website is no longer supported by the orgainzation
"Faded Footprints...." it is being left on-line as a historic reference and will be updated with any information deemed of interest.
It is possible that you can see the old pages through the following link:
Trails of the LRWMA - The Frady Branch Trail System consists of 15 miles of incredible multi-use trails. The Ladyslipper Trail and the almost 100 miles of dirt roads also provide opportunities for the mountain bicyclist, hiker, or equestrian.
Mountain Bicycles: The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) supports the beautiful trails in the LRWMA. The almost 100 miles of dirt roads and the trails in the Frady Branch Trail System and the Ladyslipper Trail offer something for everyone.
Equestrian Activities: The Frady Branch Trail System with it's parking area on the south side of the LRWMA provide about 15 miles of equestrian and bicycle trails passing streams and identified historic sites.