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Oconee WMA boulders

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About Oconee WMA boulders:

The rock here is identical to Boat Rock in Atlanta. As John Sherman put it, "cheese-grater granite". I first saw this area from a wave runner in 96. Who'd a thought there'd be climbable rock on Lake Oconee! The granite boulders here tend to be rough granite eggs, some top out at 20 feet! There are many cracks from finger to off-width. This area is huge and very spread out, just when you think you've seen it all you'll spot another outcrop on a far hilltop through the woods. My friends and I explored this area for years and I know we never saw it all. If you like Boat Rock don't miss it!!! All together, this area is several times the size of Boat Rock, just so spread out. The land is the Oconee wildlife management area and therefore public. Be carefull in huntin' season! Watch for ticks and snakes. There are many small boulders here keep exploreing until you find the big ones, they're there. The peak season for this area is winter.
Nearest town or city: Eatonton
Directions: The area can be reached from Greensboro or Eatonton. From Greensboro take Liberty Church Road south. From Eatonton take Hwy. 16 east towards Sparta, past Lake Sinclair, Liberty Church Road will be on your left. This is a small dirt road that is a mud-pit after any substantial rain. Take this road north, after a few miles it will turn paved. A ranger station will be on your left, you should be able to find a map there. Past the ranger station turn left onto Double Bridges Rd. this road will soon turn gravel and you will begin to see boulders in the woods on the public land to your LEFT, the sweet boulders on your right are on private land unfortunately. The largest boulders I found were located deep in the woods to left of the main gravel road down many of the smaller hunter access roads. The boulders near the lake tend to be too small to climb but a few problems exist here and there. Explore and enjoy!! Take some tape.
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With Replies Thanks for putting this up! jrox 1 Nov 18 2009, 5:43 AM