Clayhole Swamp Wildlife Management Area

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Clayhole Swamp Wildlife Management Area


(912) 262-3173

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Clayhole Swamp 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 southeast Georgia along the Atlantic Ocean. The wildlife management area extends over 5,242 acres. Activities to partake in here include bicycling, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and picnicking. A variety of hunting is available including deer, turkey, feral hog, and alligator.

Map of Clayhole Swamp Wildlife Management Area (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 31.394015, -81.582456



  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is restricted to open, improved roads, designated trails or designated areas.

  • Camping

    There is a designated campground within 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 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.

  • Hiking

    The trail system is largely un-maintained roads and limited foot paths. Those exploring off trails should take a map and compass.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is restricted to open, improved roads, designated trails or designated areas.

  • Hunting

    Deer, turkey, small game, furbearers, alligators and feral hogs. Contact Georgia DNR for more information, regulations and seasons.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables are available at the campground.


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 Sterling: Take Hwy. 341 north 0.5 mile; turn right on Old Jesup Rd.; go 1 mile to Pennick Rd on right; WMA is 6 miles down Pennick Rd. on right.

Phone Numbers


(912) 262-3173