The 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center encompasses the Marben Public Fishing Area (PFA), the Clybel Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and the Charlie Elliott Visitor Center and Conference Center. This is a must-visit area for hiking, birding, fishing, and family outings.
"The 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center encompasses the Marben Public Fishing Area (PFA), the Clybel Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and the Charlie Elliott Visitor Center and Conference Center. This is a must-visit area for hiking, birding, fishin" Read more
"A writer, conservationist, and the first director of Georgia’s Game & Fish Commission, Charlie Elliott (1906–2000) devoted his life to sharing his passion for the state’s wildlands. It’s fitting that the 6400-acre wildlife center bearing his name serves as an outdoor classroom and promotes hiking and birding, as well as fishing, hunting, and horseback riding. The center’s hiking trails explore a granite outcrop, the rushing waters of Murder Creek and the banks of three lakes, which provide habitat for geese, herons, and a variety of other birds. This hike combines four trails into one loop that can be walked in a few hours." Read more
"This 6,400-acre wildlife center, operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, features a network of color-blazed foot trails that wind across old pasture lands, through bottomland hardwoods, beneath upland pine forests, along the shores of man-made ponds and lakes, and around an unusual granite outcrop.
An excellent starting point for your trek is the visitor center, with exhibits, a reproduction of Charlie Elliott’s writing studio and library, and a wild bird observation room. The center also hosts educational programs throughout the year, with many events held at a nearby conference center and banquet hall." Read more
"You can see a wide range of wildlife— including wild hogs, otters, beavers, deer, American bald eagles, and waterfowl—on this relatively short hike." Read more