Explore the outdoors at Georgia's largest lake.
Dawsonville offers convenient access to Lake Lanier.
Discover a birders paradise in Dawsonville.
Birding is a popular pastime for visitors and locals alike.
Dawson County's diverse topography, changing in elevation from river lowlands to mountain highlands, creates a rich ecosystem that attracts a wide variety of bird species. The Dawson Forest WMA is a birder’s paradise, enticing annual migrations of:
Plus you may see other colorful species such as:
Near the Etowah River is an area of maturing second-growth forest, home to a number of breeding warblers and other neotropical migrants, including:
Get a Dawson Forest WMA permit (parking pass required)