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Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain at Sprewell Bluff State Outdoor Recreation Area

Bring the entire family to Sprewell Bluff State Outdoor Recreation Area near Thomaston, Georgia each spring for the ultimate, close-up look at Mother Nature's fireworks set in the natural amphitheater of the Flint River Valley.      

Beginning at noon -- 2011 date TBA -- festival goers will enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music, the tastes of hot dogs and hamburgers, and the beauty of what makes Sprewell Bluff so special.

Natural resource agency staff are on hand throughout the afternoon providing demonstrations on how prescribed fires are conducted and why, presentations on Georgia's unique and diminishing longleaf pine forests, and live animal programs showcasing some of the wonderful wildlife that call Sprewell Bluff home!

When the winds begin to stay on course, the temperature just on cue, and the humidity is perfect, the professionals will begin setting Fire on the Mountain!

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to share with your family and friends the beauty and knowledge of prescribed fire.  Help them experience this fascinating phenomenon while safely watching from the banks of the Flint River at Sprewell Bluff State Outdoor Recreation Area .


Join the GeorgiSmoky Mountaina Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources and State Parks & Historic Sites Divisions, Georgia Forestry Commission, Thomaston-Upson County Chamber of Commerce, The Nature Conservancy of Georgia, Callaway Gardens, Georgia Power, and The Environmental Resources Network, Inc. (T.E.R.N.) for this unforgettable event! 

Please be sure to check back and visit this Web site (www.georgiawildlife.com) often for possible event cancellation due to inclement weather. (The rain date is usually set for the following week but will be announced on this page as the event nears.)


Event Fee: State Park daily parking fee $4.00 per vehicle

For more information on Sprewell Bluff State Outdoor Recreation Area, visit Georgia DNR's State Parks & Historic Sites Division Web site: http://www.gastateparks.org/info/sprewell/

Driving Directions:
740 Sprewell Bluff Road
Thomaston, GA 30286

Located 10 miles west of Thomaston. From Ga. Hwy. 74, turn on Old Alabama Road and travel south 6 miles to the park.

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For more information on "Fire on the Mountain," contact either Kristina Summers -  kristina.summers@dnr.state.ga.us or 770-918-6791 or Nathan Klaus - Nathan_Klaus@dnr.state.ga.us or 478-994-1438.

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