New Hours! From May 1–September 30, this PFA is open 24 hours/day.
Located in Georgia's upper coastal plain, McDuffie Public Fishing Area offers anglers 7 ponds ranging in size from 5 to 37 acres. Visitors may fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, and Redear Sunfish while enjoying the longleaf pines and sandy soils.
This area also offers opportunities for dove and waterfowl hunting. Waterfowl hunters must check kiosk at entrance gate for information on which ponds are open. Please check the Hunting Regulations for more information.
Accommodations & Facilities
- McDuffie Archery Range, Environmental Education Center, & Hatchery
- Boat Ramps
- Canoe Access
- Nature Trails
- Picnic Shelters
- Picnic Sites
- Geocaching — not allowed during managed hunts
- Lake Fishing
- Wildlife Watching
- A.H. Stephens State Park
- Alexander WMA
- Big Dukes Pond WMA
- Di-Lane WMA
- Elijah Clark State Park
- Fishing Creek WMA
- Germany Creek WMA
- Lower Broad River WMA
- Magnolia Springs State Park
- Mead Farm WMA
- Mistletoe State Park
- Oconee WMA
- Phinizy Swamp WMA
- Redlands WMA
- Robert Toombs House State Historic Site
- Soap Creek WMA
- Spirit Creek Forest WMA
- Yuchi WMA
- No reservations: Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Campground opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Check-out time is 3 p.m.
- Camping Fees: Tent site with electricity and water is $15 per night, 50-amp RV site is $25 per night.
- To protect McDuffie PFA resources, campsite occupancy is limited to one of the following: one motor home and one automobile, one auto with pop-up tent trailer (or other type trailer), one auto and one pickup with mounted camping rig, or two motorized vehicles.
- Please camp in specified camping areas.
- When all campsites are filled, no additional campers may stay overnight in the park.
- Maximum occupancy of a site is 14 days.
- Campers using the site for 14 days must vacate the area for at least four days.
- Campers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
- Pets are permitted; however, owners are responsible for their conduct and must clean up after them.
- Consideration of others is important at all times. Please observe quiet time between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
May 1–September 30 24 hours/day
October 1–April 30 Sunrise–Sunset
PFA Office 706-595-1684
Region Office 478-825-6151
Fees & Passes
- Fishing License
4695 Fish Hatchery Road SE
Dearing, GA 30808
N 33.37779, W -82.4246