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March 22, 2014 | Courtney Rogers | Comments 0

Georgia DNR Launches Outdoor Map Highlighting Recreational Lands

Georgia Outdoor MapJust in time for spring and beautiful weather, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) unveiled an interactive map that allows users to locate DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state.

The Georgia Outdoor Map shows the location of state parks, public fishing areas, wildlife management areas, boat ramps and historic sites. Map users are able to search by specific categories to find locations where they can hunt, fish, camp, hike 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 map can be visited using any device with a web browser, including desktops, tablets and phones, so users can find a site even when they’re on-the-go. Map users will have the ability to search for sites based on specific criteria, such as whether or not it is handicap accessible or what type of recreation opportunities it offers. The map also uses local search with a “near me” feature, allowing users to determine which recreation 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.”

The Georgia DNR operates more than 400 properties throughout the state that cover more than 1 million acres, providing residents and visitors with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors on DNR land around nearly every corner. The mission of the DNR 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 about the Georgia DNR, visit www.GADNR.org.

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