Some parks are experiencing large crowds on certain days. Park staff may temporarily limit access to ensure social distancing and protect the health of the public and our employees. Please understand that admission may be limited for several hours and will reopen once there is available capacity. Click here to read our coronavirus response before visiting because some facilities & activities are limited.

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McDuffie PFA

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.

Evans County PFA

Evans County Public Fishing Area is a 372-acre area that offers 3 different lakes for anglers to fish for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Crappie. Lakes Longleaf, Wood and Bidd Sands attract more than 5,000 anglers each year with an additional almost 4,000 guests visiting the PFA. Bidd Sands Lake offers the best opportunities for anglers to get their hands on some bass in the upper end of the lake during the warmer months along with great hybrid bass. Lake Longleaf is best for Crappie halfway through November to March.

Sandhills WMA: East

Sandhills Wildlife Management Area is located in Taylor County on the north side of GA Highway 96 and about 2.5 miles west of the square in Butler. This 1,576-acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. No camping is allowed.

Keg Creek WMA

Keg Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in Columbia County. This 800-acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer (archery only), turkey and small game. No camping is allowed on the property.

Germany Creek WMA

Germany Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in McDuffie County. This 1,200-acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. The nearest launch is Raysville Bridge on GA Highway 43 approximately 12 miles north of Thomson. No camping is allowed on the property.

Clarks Hill WMA

Clarks Hill Wildlife Management Area is located in McDuffie, Wilkes and Lincoln counties. This 12,700-acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game, dove and waterfowl. Areas west of U.S. Highway 78/GA Highway 17 are open for hunting during statewide seasons only. Camping is only allowed in designated sites.