Northeast Georgia Mountains / Cleveland

Buck Shoals Wildlife Management Area

501 Buck Shoals Dr.
Cleveland, GA 30528

770-535-5700 | 706-878-4736
  • The shoals of Buck Shoals Wildlife Management Area

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  • Looking downstream from the Buck Shoals river access area.

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  • The Buck Shoals trailhead with yellow trail blazes.

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  • The beautiful Buck Shoals

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  • Buck Shoals lake house and beach area.

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  • Little pond & dock at Buck Shoals

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  • Yonah from the rock wall.

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  • View toward the damn of the lake at Buck Shoals.

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  • Buck Shoals day use parking area.

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  • Trailhead Parking information on the River Rd. entrance to Buck Shoals

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  • Another beautiful view of Yonah.

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  • Riverside picnic area.

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  • Buck Shoals day use areas.

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  • The Round House at Buck Shoals lake.

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  • The beautiful Yonah mountain.

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  • Lake left, river right.

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  • Downstream view of the river & beach at Buck Shoals.

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  • Trailhead Parking sign on River Rd. entrance to Buck Shoals

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  • Lots of informative signage at Buck Shoals.

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Buck Shoals WMA is 650 acres abounding with wildlife. The area is comprised of rolling hills, mixed pine-hardwood forest, ponds, wildlife openings, trails, and Chattahoochee River access. While events on the area are geared towards youth hunting and fishing opportunities, everyone is welcome to visit the area. Day use is available anytime there are no scheduled hunting events. Day use visitors should access the area from the River Rd. parking area. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Pet-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Buck Shoals Hunt and Learn

    Buck Shoals Hunt and Learn

    03/31/2018 - 04/01/2018

    Children, ages 10-17, and their supervisors are invited to a weekend of hunting and classes in a variety of skills-based and conservation-focused programs. Classes will include the appropriate basics of turkey hunting, how to care for harvested game, and more. Hunter Ed classes will be offered for anyone who has not yet taken the course. Don't worry, there will be plenty of time set aside for hunting! Adults and children over 16 must possess current hunting licenses (see current state hunting... read more

  • Buck Shoals Youth Hunt

    Buck Shoals Youth Hunt

    04/14/2018 - 04/15/2018

    Youth hunts are for youths 17 years and younger. One adult may supervise one child. This is a turkey quota hunt. Quota hunt applications can be submitted to www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. Deadline: February 15.

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  • Buck Shoals Youth Hunt

    Buck Shoals Youth Hunt

    04/28/2018 - 04/29/2018

    Youth hunts are for youths 17 years and younger. One adult may supervise one child. This is a turkey quota hunt. Quota hunt applications can be submitted to www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. Deadline: February 15.

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