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Wildlife Tours Toccoa GA

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Toccoa RV Park*
(706) 886-2654
3494 Oak Valley Rd
Toccoa, GA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Golf Nearby

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Tallulah Gorge State Park
(706) 754-7979
Tallulah Falls, GA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Tennis, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Sumter NF (Cherry Hill Campground)
(864) 638-9568
Walhalla, SC
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Hiking Trails

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Toccoa RV Park & Campground
(706) 886-2654
2136 Oak Valley Road
Toccoa, GA
 
Jennifer Aina
(770) 813-1323
2860 Peachtree Ind. Blvd Ste 1000
Duluth, GA
Agency
Costa Rica Dream Adventures
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Latin America & Mexico
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Fishing / Hunting, Great Outdoors, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Nature, National Parks, Singles, Student / Youth
Website
www.costaricadreamadventures.com

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Chattahoochee National Forest (Lake Russell Campground)
(706) 754-6221
Cornelia, GA
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area
(864) 972-3352
Fair Play, SC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Oconee State Park
(864) 638-5353
Walhalla, SC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails

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Paul Henry
(404) 377-2274
405 Lakeshore Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA
Agency
Axess Associates
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, National Parks, Rail, Religious, Safari, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelaxess.com

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Cheryl Weldon
(770) 565-7600
137 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA
Agency
Travel & Cruise Professionals
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Antiques, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Meeting Planning / Events, National Parks, Religious, Reunions, Safari, Spa / Fitness, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.TravelCruiseProfessionals.com

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Appropriate Conduct around Wildlife

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Appropriate Conduct Around Wildlife


From the pages of Camping Life

Every year, visitors to the backcountry are injured by wild animals that are, for one reason or another, put in a situation that leads to dangerously close contac with humans. Most of the time, it isn’t the animal that chooses to have such close contact.

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Baby Animals

From time to time, young animals, such as fawns, will be left alone temporarily by their mothers. Do not intervene, because it will only cause problems. If you approach closely or handle a young animal, a lingering human scent may lead to total abandonment by the mother.

• If the mother catches you messing with her young, she may perceive you as a threat and attack you.
• Never, ever get between a mother and her baby.

Small Animals

Don’t feed them, even if they come into camp looking hungry. It’s a strong temptation to feed seemingly friendly wildlife, but that accomplishes two negative ends. It makes them dependent upon human food, and it encourages them to hang around a human camp, both of which can be dangerous for them.

• Don’t try to touch. A startled animal may scratch or bite you, which can transmit dangerous diseases.

Big Animals

The No. 1 rule for all wildlife is to keep your distance.

• The best thing you can do if you want close-up photos is to buy a telephoto (200 mm to 400 mm)
lens, so you don’t have to crowd the animal.
• Do not shout, wave or throw objects to get the animal to “look” at the camera.

Bears

Food and surprise encounters are the two biggest problems between humans and bears when in bear country. Black bears are opportunistic foragers, always looking for a free meal, so it is important to keep a clean camp. The grizzly bear is a powerful predator, capable of outrunning a horse. Keep in mind that when you are in grizzly country, you are now just part of the food chain. Mother bears are very protective of their cubs, and will not hesitate to charge intruders.

• Don’t leave food in your vehicle. Bears can and will break into vehicles if they see or smell food.
• In the backcountry, hang food high in a tree. Sleep at least 100 feet from where you hang the food,
cook and eat. Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo may also attract bears, so store them
as you would food.
• Don’t sleep in the same clothes you wore while cooking and eating. Hang that clothing in plastic bags
away from camp.
• At campsites without bear-proof garbage cans, treat garbage and leftovers the same as food. When
leaving camp, pack out all food scraps. Place food and garbage in tightly sealed plastic bags. Double-
bag everything to prevent the ...

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