I don’t know much about history, but I’ll bet Davy Crockett would’ve been the first person to discover Lake Allatoona if he had the DNR’s new online interactive map of Georgia on his iPad.
Forget compasses and trying to use paper maps that Munchkins couldn’t refold to find your way around all the state parks, wildlife management areas, public fishing areas, boat ramps, and historic sites in the Great State of Georgia.
Just go online and instantly find whatever you’re looking for on your mobile device with the DNR’s handy-dandy computer program that lets you search for recreational spots all around the state.
“We are proud to offer this new resource to Georgia’s citizens and visitors,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “We are blessed here in Georgia with a state that is rich in both natural and cultural resources. I want to encourage Georgians to use this interactive tool to find new places to explore.”
The “Georgia Outdoor Map” can be visited using any device with a web browser (including desktops, phones and tablets). By checking criteria fields, users can find recreational opportunities, directions, handicap accessibility, telephone numbers and website links for more details. The tool also offers a “near me” function to help users determine which recreational opportunities are closest to them.
DNR Commissioner Mark Williams says, “With this web-based tool, users can easily see what types of outdoor recreation are available in all parts of the state. The map includes all DNR properties open for public use, from the smallest historic site to the largest wildlife management area. It’s a quick way to find boat ramps, campgrounds, archery ranges and other places for enjoying the great outdoors.”
Sorry, guys. This puts an end to feeble excuses about getting lost in the woods with the ladies. You can still try the “Oh, no! My boat ran out of gas!” line.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources operates more than 400 properties, covering more than 1 million acres. Its mission is to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources for present and future generations, while recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that utilize sound environmental practices.
To learn more, visit www.gadnr.org.