CHARLIE ELLIOT WILDLIFE CENTER
In 1999 Newton Trails successfully secured grant funds to build this 4.7-mile, soft-surface, multiuse trail at the Charlie Elliott Widllife Center (CEWC). Straddling Newton and Jasper Counties, the CEWC is located in a wooded setting just south of the City of Mansfield. The area offers rich opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, and wildlife education. In addition to the 4.7-mile multiuse trail the CEWC has many shorter nature trails around the visitor center and museum which visitors can explore. The multiuse trail accommodates hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash at all times.
PARKING & ACCESS
Parking is available at the Charlie Elliott Visitor Center (543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, GA 30055). From there visitors can access the multiuse trail via the short Granite Outcrop Trail (blue). Alternatively, direct access to the multiuse trail and trailhead parking exist on Marben Farm Rd. (From GA 11 turn onto Marben Farm Rd and continue for about .7 miles. The entrance to the trailhead parking lot will be on the right.)
GEORGIA OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL PASS (GORP)
The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center requires a GORP for visitors ages 16-64 to use properties for activities other than hunting or fishing. For hunting and fishing, appropriate licenses will be needed. Depending on what type of hunting or fishing license is held, a GORP may or not be additionally required. More information is available on the website of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.