ATLANTA, --The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities. The "Georgia Outdoor Map" includes state parks, wildlife management areas, public fishing areas, boat ramps, and historic sites. Users are able to search by category to find locations where they can camp, hunt, hike, fish 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 "Georgia Outdoor Map" can be visited using any device with a web browser including desktops, phones and tablets. By checking criteria fields, users can find recreational opportunities, directions, handicap accessibility, telephone numbers and website links for more details. The tool also offers a "near me" function to help users determine which recreational 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."
To view the free, interactive map, visit www.georgiaoutdoormap.com
ABOUT THE GEORGIA DNR:
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources operates more than 400 properties, covering more than 1 million acres. Its mission 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, visit www.gadnr.org
Lauren Curry, DNR Public Affairs Director (Lauren.Curry@gadnr.org
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, Dept. of Natural Resources. 1-800-864-7275 Visit us at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org