Altamaha Wildlife Management Area

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Altamaha Wildlife Management Area

Georgia

(912) 262-3173

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Things To Do

Overview

The Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area consists of 3,154 acres of managed waterfowl impoundments and some 27,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods and cypress-tupelo swamps. The waterfowl impoundments are in three units. Each unit provides a different type of hunting opportunity: Butler is hunted by quota only, Champney is a walk-in area, and Rhett's can be accessed only by boat.

Map of Altamaha Wildlife Management Area (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 31.338537, -81.450234

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Activities

  • Boating

    There are several boat launches and parking on the East Tract of the WMA. Launches provide access to the Altamah River and the island network.

  • Camping

    There is a campground located in the West Track of the WMA. All camps must be in designated campgrounds, unless otherwise indicated or posted at the WMA check station. Camping or driving motor vehicles upon wildlife food plantings is prohibited. Camping or establishment of a campsite shall be limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 consecutive days unless the campsite is vacated and all personally owned property or physical features of the campsite are removed for a period of not less than 7 days. A new campsite may not be re-established within one mile of the vacated campsite. Loaded firearms are prohibited in camping areas, except for those with a valid weapons carry license. Campers are responsible for their own trash.

    No person shall unreasonably disturb or annoy others through abrasive, insulting, or threatening words or actions, or disobey any lawful order of a law enforcement official, or act in a manner resulting in a breach of the peace. No generators, musical instruments, radios, televisions, or other noise-making devices may be used after 10 p.m. or before 7 a.m. EST, in such a manner that they may be heard by other WMA visitors.

  • Fishing

    Unless otherwise posted, fishing is allowed on WMAs according to statewide regulations. A fishing license only is required to fish on WMAs. A WMA license is not required for anglers possessing a valid 1-day, Honorary/Disability, Sportsman or Lifetime License.

  • Hiking

    The trail system, consisting of un-maintained primitive roads, provides a limited hiking network. If hiking off-trail, please take a map and compass.

  • Hunting

    Deer, turkey, small game, waterfowl and feral hog. Contact Georgia DNR for more information, regulations and seasons.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables are located at developed areas throughout the WMA.

Seasonality/Weather

Camping, pre-season scouting, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, and other recreational uses are allowed year-round, unless otherwise posted at the WMA check station or at a specific recreation site.

Directions

Driving

From Darien: Take US Hwy. 17 south 1.5 miles; check station is on the right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(912) 262-3173

Links

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You can find out more about hunting at Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area by visiting the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website or giving them a call at (912) 262-3173.