Dawson Forest Wildlife Management area is comprised of more than 25,000 acres, ranging from foothills and mountain valleys to high country ridges and river gorges. Two rivers and several major streams meander through the WMA, adding another scenic element to a trail system rich with flora, fauna and unique topography. Three major sections of the WMA – the Eastern and Western Wildcat Tracts, and the Dawson Forest City of Atlanta Tract – have miles of marked improved trails, unnamed backcountry trails and old single-track road beds available for public use. Hikers, bikers, and equestrian visitors use the system along with hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts without conflict The Georgia Department of Natural Resources regulates trail use and access through specific policies allowing for restricted horse or mountain bike travel during hunting season to ensure public safety. Otherwise the WMA is open for unlimited recreational activity. Information about DNR policies in Georgia WMAs is available online or in hunting regulation handbooks available at retail outlets. Click here for Dawson Forest Website for more information and maps.