Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory (Dawsonville,…

Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory (Dawsonville, Georgia)

ADDRESS: This abandoned laboratory is actually in a forest, so there’s not necessarily an address for it. I have found, however, that it is along the Orange Trail in the forest. It’s almost exactly in the center between the Etowah River and the local campgrounds. 

COORDINATES: 34.353062, -84.143881

The Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory was built in the 1950s for testing nuclear weapons and military equipment. The Laboratory would also expose pieces of military equipment and the forest surrounding the buildings to see how they hold up when exposed to radiation. 

According to reports from workers at the lab, the reactor there was not shielded and personnel would retreat to underground bunkers when it was activated. 

**It’s important to note that there is no known radiation left in the area. Even so, stay safe.**