Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

Named for Charles Newton Elliott (1906–2000), who served as the first Director of Georgia State Parks in 1937-1938, the Wildlife Center is optimally located in the state making it easily accessible from Atlanta, Athens and Macon.  The center comprises a wooded setting with 22 ponds for fishing, plus a shooting range, hiking trails and hunting areas, with camping allowed on designated areas. The Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club meets at the Visitors’ Center once a month to observe the night sky from an on-site observing field. Their website ( regularly posts announcements on special events that may come up during the year. A friend of EarthSky who is familiar with the site shared the following: “Less than an hour drive to the east of Atlanta that allows for night-sky viewing to the north, east, and south with minimal light pollution.”




June 2, 2017

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