Crane Mountain


Portions of the property consist of a mature forest while a majority of the land is covered by relatively young pine forest regrowth. Numerous rare species, such as Purple Coneflower, Monkeyface Orchid, Radford’s Sedge, Green Salamander, Barren Strawberry, are known to occur in close proximity to the property and within three miles from the site.

The protected land is within the Tugaloo watershed. The Tugaloo flows through Lake Yonah and Lake Hartwell, then joins the Savannah River. The property is protected from further quarrying. The easement allows retaining the natural character of an area known for recreation and tourism that includes well-known destinations such as Tallulah Gorge and Toccoa Falls. Also, it protects a wide variety of plant species, as well as wildlife habitat. Retaining forests on the property benefits the public by sequestering carbon which helps to ameliorate climate change.

Please note that Crane Mountain real estate has been sold – You must contact the current landowner for access. Despite the sale, the Conservation Easement remains in perpetuity.

Project Details

Location:Stephens County, Georgia
Type:Conservation Easement Protection
Size:48 Acres
HUC:Tugaloo River Basin - 03060102
Protection Type:Preservation
Protection Area:47 Acres

Project Timeline

Jul 2020

Public Access Enabled

Come visit Crane Mountain at any time. Directions and an example of an access waiver are at the top. Make sure to scan a QR code when you are visiting the site. A signed Access Waiver is required for entry.

Nov 2019
May 2019
Dec 2016

Deed of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Restrictive Covenants

On December 27th, 2016, the owners of Crane Mountain, LLC signed a “Deed of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Restrictive Covenants” (BK:1110 PG: 21-62, Superior Court, Stephens County). The grantee of the deed is Foothills Land Conservancy, a Tennessee non-profit corporation.

Jun 2016

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