Interesting interactive map by Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Outdoor Map. Their PR of 14 March 2014, DNR Launches Interactive Map of Recreational Lands,
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities. The “Georgia Outdoor Map” includes state parks, wildlife management areas, public fishing areas, boat ramps, and historic sites. Users are able to search by category to find locations where they can camp, hunt, hike, fish or explore history.
“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.
“With this web-based tool, users can easily see what types of outdoor recreation are available in all parts of the state,” said DNR Commissioner Mark Williams. “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.”
It does show Reed Bingham State Park and boat landings on the Alapaha River in Statenville and on the Little River at GA 37 in Cook County, and on the Withlacoochee River at Troupeville in Lowndes County (the Little River Boat Ramp), and at the GA-FL state line (the Madison Highway Boat Ramp).
But it doesn’t show the other boat ramps Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation (VLPRA) has, such as at Langdale Park and at Knights Ferry Road and Clyattville-Nankin Road. VLPRA also has at least one boat ramp on a pond.
DNR’s map also doesn’t show Banks Lake. It does show Grand Bay WMA as a fishing area.
And it does show Reed Bingham State Park, site of this weekend’s second annual BIG Little River Paddle Event; still time to register.