Are You Ready for … GORP?
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Jan. 4, 2012) – The new Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass (GORP) has been in effect a few days, and will help with much-needed maintenance on state wildlife areas. The new access pass provides for users including hikers, birders, cyclists and horse-riders to help cover maintenance at designated wildlife management areas, public fishing areas and natural areas. That work has been funded mostly by hunters and anglers. The GORP is available now online here, by calling 1-800-366-2661, or at retail license agents. Click here for a list of the 32 User Fee Areas where a GORP is required.
Quick Facts about GORP:
- A GORP is $3.50 for three days or $19.00 for an annual pass. Group passes are also available. Transaction fees apply.
- GORP requirements apply only to people who are between 16 and 64 years of age.
- People who have a valid WMA License, Honorary License, Sportsmen’s License, Lifetime License or Three-Day Hunting and Fishing License. These licenses already provide for access to the properties. Other hunting and fishing licenses do not qualify for a GORP exemption.