Clarks Hill Wildlife Management Area

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Clarks Hill Wildlife Management Area


(706) 595-4222

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Clarks Hill 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 northeastern region of Georgia. The wildlife management area extends over 12,700 acres. Activities to partake in here include camping, boating, fishing, and hunting. A variety of hunting is available including deer, turkey, dove, waterfowl, small game and furbearers.

Map of Clarks Hill Wildlife Management Area (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.627413, -82.531443



  • Boating

    Clarks Hill encompasses a reservoir but there are no boat ramps for access.

  • Camping

    There are two designated camping areas. 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 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 WMA license is not required for anglers possessing a valid 1-day, Honorary/Disability, Sportsman or Lifetime License.

  • Hunting

    Deer, turkey, small game, furbearers, dove and waterfowl.

    Contact Georgia DNR for more information, regulations and seasons.


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 Thomson: Take US 78 north 10 miles; turn right on Smith Mill Rd. at WMA sign; go 2.5 miles to check station.

Phone Numbers


(706) 595-4222