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Sprewell Bluff Park and Wildlife Management Area

Description: The park is a 200-acre rugged area of steep river bluffs and rock outcrops formed by the Flint River cutting through Oak Mountain on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. It is a unique area of the Piedmont where both mountain and Coastal Plain plants and Piedmont and Coastal Plain animals are common. The plant assemblage, rugged geology, rare species, and scenic beauty of this area give it great educational and scientific value. Surrounding the park are 1,200 acres of public hunting lands that provide a protective buffer for this ecologically fragile site.

Viewing Information: This is a very scenic area any time of the year but is particularly magnificent during fall leaf color. The bluff park is a great place for viewing songbirds, particularly in the spring when this is a regular stop for those in migration. Migratory songbirds that might be seen include the hooded warbler, Arcadian flycatcher, summer tanager, eastern wood-pewee, and red-eyed vireo. White-tailed deer, wild turkeys, gray squirrels and raccoons are numerous in the WMA.

Directions: From Thomaston, GA take GA Hwy. 74 west. Travel 10 miles and look for signs to the Park. Turn left onto Old Alabama Road and travel 6 miles to the WMA check station.

Management: Georgia DNR, Parks and Historic Sites Division, 912-430-4402 (park). The 1,200-acre public hunting area is managed by the Wildlife Resources Division, 912-825-6354.

Closest Town: Thomaston, GA

Site Notes: primitive camping, hunting, fishing

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