Composed of 18,920 acres and located only an hour away from the Atlantic Ocean, Little Satilla Wildlife Management Area is known for its diverse landscapes and excellent hunting opportunities. Hunting opportunities include deer, turkey, waterfowl and small game. No camping allowed on the property.
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The Coastal region in Georgia
The Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area encompasses 36,100 acres of state-owned property operated by the Georgia Forestry Commission as a state forest. Hunting opportunities include deer, bear, turkey, small game and dove. Approximately one-half of the WMA acreage consists of upland pine forest and one-half is cypress-gum wetlands and creek drainage.
There are several access roads located off of U.S. Highway 1, GA Highway 177 (west and east of Highway 1), and U.S. Highway 82. Please do not block gates and keep all vehicles on open improved roads.
Rogers Wildlife Management Area is located in Wayne County. This 3,500-acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. There is no camping allowed on the property.
Ossabaw Island WMA is comprised of 9,000 acres with quota hunts available for deer and feral hog. All hunters must provide their own boat transportation to the island and must access the island at Newell Creek dock on the south end. No motorized vehicles or pets are allowed on the island. Campfires are restricted to provided fire ring areas. No access permitted to Ossabaw Island above the high tide mark unless part of quota hunts.
Located midway on the Georgia coastline on the eastern fringe of McIntosh County, Sapelo Island is defined by the Sapelo River to the north, the waters of Doboy Sound to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Duplin River to the west. The 16,500-acre island is the 4th largest barrier island in the State of Georgia.
Paulks Pasture Wildlife Management Area is located in Glynn County. This 15,845-acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. Paulks Pasture WMA is one of the best known coastal sites for birding. Key birds include: Henslow's Sparrow, Sedge Wren, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson's Warbler, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.
No camping is allowed on the property and no horseback riding is allowed during deer hunts.
Townsend Wildlife Management Area is located in Long and McIntosh counties. The property offers deer, turkey, small game and waterfowl hunting. Townsend WMA is made up of four tracts of land: North Townsend, South Townsend, Buck Island, and Pine Island Tract. Together, they comprise 32,000 acres of land on the north side of the Altamaha River between Route 301 and the city of Darien.
Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area is located in Wayne County along the Altamaha River. This 16,867-acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. There is no camping allowed on the property.
The Wire Road Tract is now open for hunting as part of Sansavilla WMA. The tract is located on Wire Road, 8 miles south of the Wire Road/Highway 341 intersection.
This small barrier island is a unique destination along Georgia's famed Colonial Coast. Guests begin their day at the mainland visitor center, where they can learn about Sapelo's cultural history, coastal wildlife, and complex beach and dunes systems. After a 30-minute ferry ride, they arrive at this 12-mile-long island. Guided tours highlight the African-American community of Hog Hammock, Reynolds Mansion, Nanny Goat Beach, University of Georgia Marine Institute and a restored 1820 lighthouse. Learn more about the mansion.
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› Tails on Trails hikers may complete the Magnolia Trail in lieu of the Red Bird Creek Trail.
"For centuries the rising and ebbing tides of the Great Ogeechee River at Fort McAllister State Historic Park have mirrored the currents of history, connecting Native American life, the valor of Civil War soldiers through to the Henry Ford Era and on to present day visitors."