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National Wildlife Refuge

Piedmont NWR is home to the endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker pictured here.
718 Juliette Road
Round Oak, GA   31038
E-mail: piedmont@fws.gov
Phone Number: 478-986-5441
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On the refuge, look for the endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker along with many other native species.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Environmental Education Fishing Hunting Interpretation Programs and tours are available to organized school, civic, professional and conservation groups. Advanced reservations are required for all programs and can be made by phoning the refuge at 478-986-5441. Wildlife Observation and Photography

Fishing is allowed in certain refuge ponds from May through September. During this time, boats with trolling motors are allowed in Allison Lake and Pond 2-A only. A children-only fishing pond is located along the Little Rock Wildlife Drive. Consult the refuge fishing regualations for locations of ponds open to fishing

Certain resident game species may be hunted with refuge permits. Small game hunting is allowed and follows State regulations. Turkey and deer gun hunts are by quota drawing only and require a special hunt permit fee of $12.50. Contact the refuge for special seasons, regulations and permits.

Interpretive leaflets and an informational kiosk can be found at the Allison Lake Public Use Area. Informational exhibits can also be seen at the refuge Visitor Center.

Wildlife Observation
Early mornings and late afternoons are the best times to observe and photograph wildlife. The refuge is open daily during daylight hours. A photography and observation blind is located along the Allison Lake Trail. A checklist for birds is available at the visitor center and the Allison Lake Public Use Area. Spring bird migration occurs during late March and April and fall migration peaks in September and October. December and January are the best months to see waterfowl.

A 1.5 mile loop trail leaves the visitor center and passes through rich pine and bottomland hardwood forests to connect with the Allison Lake Trail. The one mile Allison Lake Trail provides viewing opportunities for wintering waterfowl along the lake. An interpretive leaflet is available. The Red-cockaded woodpecker Trail is 2.5 miles and passes through an active cluster site. The best time to view these endangered birds is during the nesting season in May and June.

The refuge is open daily during daylight hours only. The Piedmont Visitor Center contains exhibits describing refuge wildlife and habitats. It is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and weekends 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. except federal holidays.

Entrance Fees
There is no charge to visit the refuge or visitor center.

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