Joe Kurz Wildlife Management Area

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Joe Kurz Wildlife Management Area


(478) 825-6354

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The Joe Kurz Wildlife Management Area is one of many within Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division and Wildlife Management Areas. It spans approximately 3,700 acres. The Wildlife Management Area is popular for it's seasonal hunting. Squirrels will be the main quarry, and there has always been plenty for everyone. There are some rabbits as well, but you'll have to get in the thick stuff to find them. Keep in mind that this is a state WMA and you are required to have a WMA stamp, as well as a small game license. There are also primitive camping opportunities within the Management area.

Map of Joe Kurz Wildlife Management Area (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.114693, -84.534559



  • Boating

    Joe Kurz lies along the Flint River. There is boating access to the river from the WMA along a dirt road.

  • Camping

    There is a designated primitive campground in 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 1 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 the Flint River and its tributaries 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

    Visitors are welcome to explore the management area by foot, however there are no designated hiking trails.

  • Hunting

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

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables are provided 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 Woodbury: Take Hwy 85 north for 7.5 miles to Gay; turn right at red light; check station is 2.7 miles on left.

Phone Numbers


(478) 825-6354