Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area
Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area is one of Georgia's many wildlife management areas. In fact, Georgia's Department of Natural Resources is proud to say that there's one within an hour's drive of every Georgian. This WMA is located in the southwestern region of Georgia. The wildlife management area extends over 13,900 acres. Activities to partake in here include bicycling, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking and hunting. A variety of hunting is available including deer, turkey, alligator, small game and furbearers.
Bullard Creek WMA is located at the confluence of the Ocmulgee, Altamaha and Oconee Rivers. There is one boat launch in the west tract of the WMA.
Bicycling is restricted to open, improved roads, designated trails or designated areas.
The west tract of the WMA has a primitive campground. 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 seven 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 10:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m. EST, in such a manner that they may be heard by other WMA visitors.
Unless otherwise posted, fishing is allowed on WMAs according to statewide regulations. A WMA license is not required for anglers possessing a valid 1-day, Honorary/Disability, Sportsman or Lifetime License.
The trail system is largely unmaintained roads and limited foot paths. Those exploring off trails should take a map and compass.
Horseback riding is restricted to open, improved roads, designated trails or designated areas.
Deer, turkey, small game, furbearers and alligators. Contact Georgia DNR for more information, regulations and seasons.
Picnic tables are located at the campground and check station.
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.
From Hazelhurst: Take US 221 north 7 miles; turn left at entrance sign; go to check station.