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Arrowhead Public Fishing Area and Wildlife Interpretive Trail

Description: Ready access, easy hiking, public fishing, natural history interpretation, wildlife habitat management demonstration, and abundant waterfowl make this area a "must-see" for the wildlife enthusiast. Fourteen ponds on this site are managed for waterfowl and public fishing. This wildlife oasis also offers a wildlife education center and a 2.2-mile wildlife interpretive trail. The 337-acre site contains a diverse mix of pine and hardwood forests, wildlife food plots, and wetlands, each with its own array of wildlife inhabitants.

Viewing Information: One of the best areas in the State to view Canada geese year round, Arrowhead PFA is also home to significant numbers of migrating waterfowl, including mallards, scaup, teal, and ring-necked ducks during fall and winter. And on a given winter day, you may see an amazing variety of other migrants. This is especially true 7-10 days after the severe winter weather begins in Canada and the northeastern U.S. Such events prompt reluctant migrant wildlife to leave for their southern destinations. Arrowhead provides good conditions for a short rest stop. Red and grey foxes, raccoons, mink, beavers, and white-tailed deer can be seen around the ponds and along the interpretive nature trail or from several observation platforms in the area.

Directions: From Rome take US Hwy. 27 north 9 miles to GA Hwy. 156. Turn right (east) and go 2.3 miles to Floyd Springs Road. Turn left and go 2 miles to the Arrowhead Regional DNR Office.

Management: Georgia DNR, Wildlife Resources Division, 706-295-6041

Closest Town: Rome, GA

Site Notes: observation platforms, interpretive hiking trail, public fishing area, Arrowhead Wildlife Education Facility


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