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Help Preserve the AT in Georgia

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As a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Charitable Organization, the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club can accept your financial donation in any amount. Donations of $100 or more may be designated to one or more of the following specific purposes:

  • General Donation
  • Ridgerunner Program
  • Trail Ambassador Program
  • Outreach Programs
  • Conservation
  • Activities
  • Trail Maintenance/Repairs

Donated amounts of less than $100 will be considered a general donation. Click here to make a donation.

Sport your support when you have a Georgia AT License Plate!GATCNewPlate

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) receives $10 annually for each Georgia specialty A.T. plate purchased or renewed. Since the plate became available in 2013, Georgia license plate holders have raised over $300,000 for ATC.

Apply for Your Georgia A.T. Plate

Apply for your plate by visiting your local Tax Commissioner’s tag office, or by choosing the “Appalachian Trail Conservancy of Georgia” specialty plate when you renew your registration online. In addition to the regular vehicle registration fees, a standard, numerical A.T. license plate costs $35. There is also a one-time manufacturing fee of $25 when you first purchase your tag.

Georgia A.T. License Plate Grant Program

Each year, the ATC uses funds from the sale of Georgia A.T. license plates to provide grants to organizations and individuals who are working to help fulfill the ATC’s mission within the state of Georgia. Since 2014, over $193,000 has been awarded to grant recipients working on a wide variety of A.T.-related projects. Click here for a year-by-year summary of previous grantees and projects that received funding.

Give to the Appalachian Trail in Georgia when you shop onlineAmazon Gives

While the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club does not endorse Amazon, we appreciate their support through the Amazon Smile program. If you shop there please consider using this link. Through this program, the Club will receive a small portion of the proceeds of your shopping. Click here to shop at Amazon and help provide funds to preserve and maintain the Appalachian Trail in Georgia at no additional expense to you.


The Forest Service has closed the Black Gap shelter on the Approach Trail at mile 7.4 (1.4 miles south of Springer Mountain) due to wildlife concerns. The camping area and privy remain open at this location. More info is at


TSW 2023

Trail Skills Workshop

- September 23-24 -

Lake Winfield Scott, Suches, GA


For new and experienced trail workers, the Trail Skills Workshop (TSW) is a training event focused on teaching the most current trail construction and maintenance methods.

The $30.00 fee ($25.00 for GATC members) includes: all courses, a T-shirt, 2 nights camping and the Saturday night BBQ.

 Courses (subject to change)

  • 105 Essential Trail Maintenance
    215 Drainage Design and Drain Dips
    230 Swamping Skills.
    315 Sawyering and Leverage
    325 Log Structures
  • 345 Basics of Rock Work (Construction)
  • 405 Orienteering
  • 415 Advanced Trail Maintenance

For more information or to register,

Click Here!