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Montezuma Bluff Natural Area

Description: A unique and fragile area located in the beautiful and rugged Flint River Valley, this steep, rocky bluff overlooking the river contains beautiful stands of mature hardwood forest. The cool, moist slopes contrasted with hot, dry exposed limestone bluffs harbor a natural community of tremendous diversity. The cool slopes support numerous spring wildflowers, including the very rare and federally protected relict trillium. The dry bluffs are home to sparkleberry, yucca, mountain catchfly, and shortleaf pine.

Viewing Information: This site is primarily known for, and provides protection to, its botanical diversity and plant rarities. The area is also very scenic from the slopes or from the river, which can be accessed by boat ramp. The views from the Flint River are magnificent. Wildlife common to the area include white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, and quail. Foxes and raccoons den among the rocky bluffs, and hawks and vultures are common sights soaring above these steep slopes. Seepage areas along the slopes are excellent habitat for many reptiles and amphibians. Look for the southern ringneck snake, gray rat snake, tiger salamander, marbled salamander, and the broadhead skink on the drier slopes.

Directions: From Montezuma, travel north on GA Hwy. 49 apx. 2.2 miles. Turn left (west) and follow the paved county road for less than 1 mile to a boat ramp. The site lies on either side of road.

Management: Georgia DNR, Wildlife Resources Division, 912-430-4254

Closest Town: Montezuma, GA

Site Notes: parking, boat ramp

Additional Information: Picking or digging plants from this or any other public lands in Georgia is strictly prohibited.

ParkingBoat RampSmall Boats

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