Wildlife Viewing Guide
Description: Blanton Creek WMA is located in Harris County in the Greenville slope district of the southern Piedmont. This 4,500-acre site is characterized by steep, somewhat rocky ridges and ravines along the Chattahoochee River, changing from rolling to gentle hilly terrain. More than half of the habitat on this site is pine and pine-hardwood. Other habitats present include bottomland hardwoods, upland hardwoods, old fields, and wetlands, including a M.A.R.S.H. project. ("M.A.R.S.H." or "Matching Aid for Restoring State Habitat" is a program providing financial assistance sponsored by Ducks Unlimited.)
Viewing Information: Wildlife likely to be observed in any season includes white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, gray squirrels, cottontail rabbits, and many species of songbirds. It is also possible to observe bobwhite quail, raccoons, mourning doves, bald eagles, and various waterfowl along the river and the M.A.R.S.H. project, particularly in the late summer and early fall. Early morning and late evening are excellent times for viewing most of these species, although songbirds and quail may be seen any time. Road conditions vary with the weather but are generally good. The area is closed to wildlife viewing during managed white-tailed deer hunts. Check annual hunting regulations for these dates.
Directions: From West Point, GA, take GA Hwy. 103 south apx. 10 miles to the sign for Blanton Creek WMA. Turn right and proceed to the check station.
Management: Georgia DNR, Wildlife Resources Division, 912-825-6354
Closest Town: West Point, GA
Site Notes: interpretive programs (on request), observation platforms
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