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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  • 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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  • 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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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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals

    Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals

    05/19/2018 - 08/18/2018

    Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits (5 bream, 3 bass, 3 catfish). All you need to bring are your pole, bait (no bread or corn please), and your spirit of excitement! Other items you may want to include are water, bug spray, and a folding chair. These events occur every 3rd Saturday, May through September, and last from 8 a.m. -12 p.m. Hope to see you there!<... read more