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Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

543 Elliott Trail

The 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, offers a variety of activities and programs. This beautiful area is centrally located in the state in a beautiful wooded setting near Mansfield, Georgia, making it easily accessible from Atlanta, Athens and Macon.  

Some of the opportunities available include:

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Archery Range
  • Self-Guided Driving Tours
  • Shooting Range (Range rules)
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Access
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnicking
  • Primitive Camping
  • Business or Other Meeting Accommodations
  • Conference Center Facility
  • Banquet Hall
  • Children's Education Programs
  • Teacher Education Programs


Joseph Hinton

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
I cant believe I have lived this close to this gem and never visited until now! This place is great for family activities. Many hiking trails, my 3 year old made it with no problem. Many lakes to fish and hunt and they have a dedicated field for star gazing. The museum is small but very well done. They have rooms you can rent as well as a very large banquet hall.

Leeja Einglett

Monday, May 21, 2018
I visited for a quilting retreat, so my review is based on the dorms, food, and conference facilities. The dorms themselves are "no frills", meaning no phones, TV's or refrigerators. They are a bit aged, but I saw no indication of disrepair. The beds are a bit hard, but by adding a couple blankets under the bottom sheet, slept very well. There's no daily cleaning or making beds, but they do come around daily and empty the trash cans and replace the dirty towels. It's not the Hilton, but for what it is, the dorms are pretty good. The conference facilities are excellent. They provided us with ice, coffee, and I believe there was hot tea water, at all times of the day. The food was very good, especially the blueberry scones and roast beef. They provided us with plenty of tables and chairs for sewing, but there are only 2 outlets per 4 table cluster, so if you need more, be sure to bring power strips. The bathrooms were very clean and well maintained. The staff were very friendly and professional, and too great care of us during our four day stay. I would highly recommend this location for small group events that don't require lavish facilities and accommodations. There were 41 of us, and we were all thoroughly satisfied.

Chantelle Morrison-Kourouma

Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Rangers are super awesome! Our Fish n Learn experience was perfect. From the weather to scenic views of the park grounds as well as the wildlife. We caught a lot fish and later the Rangers did a fish fry. Best fried Crappie I ever had. We will be back!

Grayson Smith

Saturday, July 7, 2018
My Grandson and I went to the shooting range. We had a great time. You need to provide everything but the target stand. There is no charge but you must have fishing or hunting license to use the range.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
I love this place. The people that work here are so kind. I was here do a Fish and Learn, and the workers made sure that we had fun. I would like to thank Kim, Pete, Wes, Keith, and Jamie. You all made my experience here so beautiful and I cannot wait to come back to fish, hunt, and do the range.

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