Peoples Lake federal

raghorn

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Is it the Peoples Lake off of Old Federal Rd.,And south of Hwy. 76 ? If thats the one , I think its just part of Chattahoochie National Forrest. I grew up in Murray county myself.I've heard my brother-in-law talk about some Vineyard's and I went to school with Jackie and Jimmy Vineyard.You know Tim Wech?
 

Murdock

Senior Member
Raghorn, You talking about the one that used to do window tinting? He has a brother named Tony?
 

Murdock

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Nathan, I would check the maps for Cohutta WMA. Peoples Lake may be part of the WMA, if not, it is part of Chattahoocheee NF.
 

raghorn

Senior Member
Murdock said:
Raghorn, You talking about the one that used to do window tinting? He has a brother named Tony?
No, not the same guy,may be a relative though.Tim hunts everything that runs ,walks,flys or crawls and a lot of people know him. He is my sisters husband.
 
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Nathan, I would check the maps for Cohutta WMA. Peoples Lake may be part of the WMA, if not, it is part of Chattahoocheee NF.
Peoples lake not part of cohuta it n.f. Does any one know if you can stille hunt and camp there or not. If you have a I phone pull up your map/gps and find cohutta or fort mountain then scoll south w. From cohutta look for old feddaral rd and people's lake goes east off old fed. Rd. I'm hoping to take a few days my self
Happy hunting
Big buck65
 
People's lake does not exist, there is nothing there, stay away....

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Yeah it is just NF not part of any management area. For camping as far as I know the lake it's self and the parking area for the rock creek ATV trail is posted as Day use only NO CAMPING. Heck they even took out the nice crappers they spent tons of money putting in just a few years back. The rest of the area is open to camping like any other section of NF no special regulations. In fact several miles of the pinhotti trail run threw there with regularly used sites.

Once again, THERE IS NO PEOPLE'S LAKE!! Stay away!! You may be attacked by a rabid Sasquatch.

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Hey EAtoncathunter , may be I'll see you at that people's lake this year that don't exist.lol I haven't been there in about 19 years, where abouts can you camp? We use to camp at the creek to the left past the lake but it's been blocked off.
 
I live close enough that I don't have to camp, but I've seen people camping where some of the forestry roads are gated. They just park at gate and tote stuff in to a good spot. I've also seen a few regularly used sites along the pinhote trail section there. I think I know where you are talking about, it was right after you cross rock creek and before you get to the parking lot for the ATV area. Yeah that area all filled in/ barricaded off when they build up the area for the new bridge. There used to be sites on both sides of the road there.
 
Yea you nailed where I was talking about, my brother was up there last year and he told me you couldn't camp any more I guess it being barricaded he assumed no camping. I haven't been hunting in 16 years and my grand son wanted to go, so I bout some more guns and hopping to take him up there and let him bag him a big one. Thanks for the info, happy hunting and be carefully to all out in the woods.
 
Yeah if it's been that long since you been up there then you'll remember that little concrete bridge they had there before. More of a raised concrete ford of the creek than a bridge cause in wet years it spent more time under water than above. About the mid 2000's or so they went in and build a real bridge that now sits 5-6 ft i guess over the creek bed. They built up both sides of the creek to make the road bed and approaches to the bridge. When they did that they fill dirted all the open camping spots up. The road goes right to the edge of the woods now. Good luck and safe hunt to you and your grandson as well. This is my 1st year hunting in about 10-12 years as well.
 
Old thread, I know, but I was in this area recently and there is a barricaded section right in the middle of the NF north of Peeples lake road that says SPS or LPS hunting club (should have took a pic) - keep out. I'm trying to figure if it is legit since I want to travel up that stream to reach the big church camp on top of 52 which is about 1.5 miles due north of the barricade. I thought the whole area was Nat'l Forest in there. This is about 1 mile up a very mud filled dirt road that breaks north from Pinhoti 4 where it reaches a bunch of stream confluences and there are a few good campsites. Anyway... does anyone know how a hunt camp got plopped right in the middle of Nat Forest lands, or is it some bogus signage to keep folks away?
 
Ok after looking at the Murray County Q public website there is a tract of land in the general area that you are talking about. This land use to be owned by the Reed family and has been sold. Looks like 155 acres. If its the area I am thinking of, there use to be an old school bus at the entrance to it. I have hunted the area in the past and killed a good turkey in the back field. URL="http://qpublic7.qpublic.net/ga_display.php?county=ga_murray&KEY=0104 004"]http://qpublic7.qpublic.net/ga_display.php?county=ga_murray&KEY=0104 004[/URL]
 

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Good site there, I'll use it in the future. Man, the maps I had seen showed that area as all Nat Forest. I'll have to find a different path up to GA 52. Thanks for this good info!
 
I live in chatsworth and have never hunted peoples lake. I would like to start since I have to boys who want to start hunting. Can anyone point me in a good direction up that way where I can start scouting it out. I also hear its bad for having vehicles broke into up there. Is there any truth to that?
 

MCBUCK

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its all closed up there now russ....no hunting...no deer anyway...its like the desert...no water, no food, rampant crime...hippies...it belongs to all hippies now.
 
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