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Thrifts Ferry

Thrifts Ferry Thrifts Ferry Approximate size (acres): GA 7,466; SC 5,471 Old-growth known (acres): GA 17; SC 29 Thrifts Ferry is unusual among Mountain Treasures areas in its relatively gentle…

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Three Forks

Three Forks Three Forks Approximate size (acres): GA 5,426; NC 3,776 Old-growth known (acres): GA 213; NC 232 This area lies in the heart of the wild lands between Clayton…

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Rock Gorge

Rock Gorge Rock Gorge Approximate size (acres): GA 3,877; SC 6,802 Old-growth known (acres): GA 516; SC 425 Bordered by other Mountain Treasures, this section of the Chattooga River is…

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Rabun Bald

Rabun Bald Rabun Bald Approximate size: 17,694 acres Old-growth known: 1,270 acres Rabun Bald, Georgia’s second highest peak, sits at the western end of the Blue Ridge Escarpment and on…

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Five Falls

Five Falls Five Falls Approximate size (acres): GA 7,615; SC 4,041 Old-growth known (acres): GA 62; SC 5 The last free flowing section of the Chattooga River before it hits…

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Ellicott Rock Wilderness Extension

Ellicott Rock Wilderness Extension Ellicott Rock Wilderness Extension Approximate size (acres): GA 3,945; NC 827; SC 1,932 Old-growth known (acres): GA 14; NC 0; SC 276 Unique among United States…

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Big Shoals

Big Shoals Big Shoals Approximate size (acres): GA 6,069; SC 2,896 Old-growth known (acres): GA 46; SC 36 Big Shoals is an island of mountains. The Chattooga River, West Fork…

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Southern Nantahala Wilderness Extensions

Southern Nantahala Wilderness Extensions Southern Nantahala Wilderness Extensions Approximate size (acres): GA 7,894; NC 14,811 Old-growth known (acres): GA 558; NC 1,523 Georgia shares the 23,365-acre Southern Nantahala Wilderness with…

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Patterson Gap

Patterson Gap Patterson Gap Approximate size: 5,681 acres Old-growth known: 647 acres Patterson Gap is a microcosm of north Georgia. The area has plateaus and cliffs, wildflower coves and rock…

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Mark Trail Wilderness Extensions

Mark Trail Wilderness Extensions Mark Trail Wilderness Extensions Approximate size: 4,828 acres Old-growth known: 18 acres Designated in 1991, Mark Trail and Blood Mountain are the two newest Wilderness areas…

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