Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Reserve is situated in Lithonia, Gwen County, near Augusta, Georgia. The reserve features Arabia Mountain, an imposing monadic, a moned rock formation in DeKalb county, Georgia, United States.
Arabia Mountain is nine miles high, rising 160 feet above the Gulf of Mexico. A monadnock, it has steep sides with narrow ridges and steep slopes, and it has an abrupt rise to a spur.
This natural reserve is about thirty miles from Augusta. Traveling by road takes you to the entrance through the Chattahoochee National Forest.
The park’s southern boundary is in Clarke County, Georgia. Its northern boundary is the Augusta-Lawrence National Forest boundary line. The northern boundary of the reserve includes the Appalachian foothills of Blairsville and Ellijay. The boundary is fifty miles west of Augusta.
The park was established in 1963, when a portion of the reserve was transferred from the U.S. Army to the U.S. Forest Service to establish the Davidson-Arabia Wildlife Sanctuary. It is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The park is divided into six sections: the southern area, Clarke County; the western portion, Macon County; the central portion, Fulton County; the eastern portion, Clayton County; and the northern portion, Clayton County. Most activities are allowed in all sections except for hunting. Hunting is allowed only on designated game hunting areas. If you plan to go hunting, you should contact the park office at (706) 740-7100 to make arrangements for your hunting trip.
The Georgia Park and Game website features a map and list of game viewing areas in the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Reserve. A good game-viewing spot would be a forested ridge that can provide good views of tall trees and a range of birds. You will also find great views of woodpeckers, owls, foxes, and other large animals.
The best part of the game viewing is that it allows you to see a wide variety of wildlife in their natural surroundings. If you can’t find a game viewing area or if you’re not into hunting, you’ll still have a wonderful time watching the wildlife. As you travel from one place to another, you’ll see many different species including the colorful hummingbird, wrens, robins, bluebirds, and butterflies.
As you travel in the park, you’ll also see birds such as birds of paradise, wrens, woodpeckers, hawks, and swallows. You may even see squirrels, chipmunks, woodchucks, and songbirds.
A number of hotels and campgrounds are located in the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Reserve. A lot of facilities are available.