Charlton County High Point Trip Report

Date: February 18, 2001
Author: Fred Lobdell

Charlton County's HP lies in that little prong of Georgia that protrudes south into Florida. It is in an area that apparently has been clear-cut and is now regenerating, with trees in the range of 20 to 30 feet tall. The area has a number of good-quality dirt roads that were unfortunately gated.

From the intersection of GA 94 with GA 23/121 in the village of St. George, go east on 94 about 4.8 miles to where there is a large radio tower on the left (south) side of the road. This is about 0.6 miles past the lookout tower on the left. Turn left into the dirt road and cross the railroad tracks. Here the road was gated and we had to park. While we were there someone came up in a pick-up and, without giving us a glance, unlocked the chain across the road to the west that paralleled the railroad tracks and drove through without re-locking the chain behind him. However, without knowing the roads or the circumstances, we thought it best to leave the car near the radio tower.

Walk south on the dirt road, which bends to the southeast after about a quarter mile. Continue until you reach a subtle height of land, about 0.2 miles before the next intersection. (A couple of minor dirt tracks also intersect this road, but they are not shown on the topo.) At this point walk into the woods to your left (northeast) and try to find the high area. These are 5-foot contour intervals and the topography is quite subdued. We walked through this area, trying to stand on whatever slightly higher pieces of ground we could find, until we got to a dirt track. This we followed back around to our left until it brought us back to our original dirt road. This is a total hike of about 2 miles with negligible elevation gain.