Tick Ridge Recreation Area now Wildlife Management Area

Caleb Waters, the Henry County Conservation Department Director, provided an update of current happenings within his department. Currently, the Tick Ridge Recreation Area southwest of Wayland has been an area of interest, with the director and operations supervisor spending time cleaning it. Over the course of four days, they have worked along the parking lot area, cutting brush and trees off the boundary-line fence, mending counties section of fence, and installing signs around the property. The outdated pit toilet and only amenity left standing was demolished three years ago.

Moving forward the property will be designated as a “Wildlife Management Area.” No hunting, trapping, or camping will be permitted on the property moving forward. Park users will be required to follow all rules and regulations put in place by the Henry County Conservation Board. For more information about the boards rules and regulations please visit https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Henry.aspx