Swamp and Trees
Altamaha

WMA

Darien

NOTICE: Due to damaged water control structures, the water levels in the West Champney impoundment cannot be maintained at appropriate waterfowl hunting levels. The impoundment has been allowed to drain to levels more appropriate for snipe hunting.

Altamaha WMA

Swamp and Trees
Altamaha
WMA
Darien
NOTICE: Due to damaged water control structures, the water levels in the West Champney impoundment cannot be maintained at appropriate waterfowl hunting levels. The impoundment has been allowed to drain to levels more appropriate for snipe hunting.

The Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area at Altamaha WMA consists of 3,154 acres of managed waterfowl impoundments and some 27,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods and cypress-tupelo swamps. The property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game, waterfowl, and dove.

The waterfowl impoundments are in three units. Each unit provides a different type of hunting opportunity:

  • Butler Island provides quota hunting
  • Champney Island is a walk-in hunting area
  • Rhett's Island is reachable only by boat

Accommodations & Facilities

  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsites
  • Canoe Access
  • Dock
  • Lake
  • Nature Trails

Activities

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Geocaching — not allowed during managed hunts or before 10 a.m. during turkey season
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Lake Fishing
  • River Fishing
  • Wildlife Watching

Nearby Properties

Phone Numbers

Region Office 912-262-3173

Fees & Passes

Land Access

  • Hunting License
  • Fishing License, or
  • Lands Pass

Purchase License

Address

2613 US Highway 17
Darien, GA 31305

GPS Coordinates
N 31.3511, W -81.4476