GARTRA regularly organizes workdays (weather permitting) at four of the USFS ORV parks in Georgia. These include Whissenhunt (Dahlonega, GA), Locust Stake (near Toccoa, GA), Oakey Mountain (near Lake Burton), and Town Creek (Greensboro, GA). Typical workdays begin at 09:00 am with an organizational/safety meeting presented by the trail captain. Some days there may be specific projects planned like building baracades, bridges or putting up silt fencing, and other days may be just general maintenance including clearing fallen trees, cutting back brush, and repairing ruts and mud holes.

For more information about each area, select the links to the left.

Repairing trails at Locust Stake

Clearing fallen trees at Whissenhunt

When the work is done, we break for lunch

  • Whissenhunt

    Workdays at the Whissenhunt ORV Park , Dahlonega, GA, are tenatively scheduled for the 3rd Sunday of each month. For more information about GARTRA workdays at Whissenhunt, contact James Wascher at 770-479-6993. For the latest information about the park itself, click Whssenhunt ORV Trails

    Whssenhunt ORV Trail Map



    From downtown Dahlonega, GA, take US-19/60 north 2.2 miles. Turn left onto paved countty road (Wahsega Road) toward Camp Frank D. Merrill. Go 3.9 miles and turn left into Whissenhunt ORV Area (dirt Forest Service Road #662) and go 100 yards to parking area.

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