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Dawsonville-Dawson County

Dawson County has a unique geography of rolling hills, curvy roads, mountainous backdrops, and farmland making it an ideal location for film production.

Long-time settlers of Dawson County lived off the land, hunting the forests, fishing the streams, and working the land on small subsistence farmsteads. Dawson County continues to celebrate its agricultural roots, with small farms championing the freshness of local foods and offering visitors a glimpse of the farming life. The settings of old farmsteads offer perfect locations for filming giving you space, privacy, and perfect scenery needed for those special scenes.

In addition to its natural resources, Dawson County is also home historic and unique sites including old churches, a historic courthouse, historic jail, old rock schoolhouse, farms, steel bridge, cemeteries, river and lake access, and a location that houses city hall and a moonshine distillery under the same roof.

Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is here to act as a liaison to filmmakers looking to use Dawson County as a potential location. From small segments, music video, commercials or feature films, we are here to help make your production run as smoothly as possible. Our skilled and knowledgeable staff are here to:

• Provide location assistance
• Act as a liaison to local businesses and city/county officials
• Provide information on how to find local professional services needed
• Assist in housing of cast and crew

Located about an hour north of Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson airport and directly off a main artery, Highway 400, we are an ideal spot for whatever your project entails.

Dawson County is a Georgia a camera-ready location.

Filming Requiring Permitting

Generally speaking, filming for commercial or non-commercial purposes in public spaces or private property does not require permitting unless:
It requires sidewalk, street or lane closures.

Please contact our local permitting offices to obtain permits for filming


Dawson County Planning and Development

City of Dawsonville

Dawson County Sheriff Department


Filming on the National Forest:

Filming in Dawson Forest / Atlanta City Tract - contact Tony Page 706-265-3707

For more information, contact the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Office at 706-265-6278 or email us at for assistance.

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