Swamp and Trees
Altamaha

WMA

Darien

NOTICE:
  • The job of repairing Hurricane Irma damages to the Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area (located on the Altamaha Wildlife Management Area) continues. Waterfowl hunters planning to hunt this area should take note of repairs and conditions to help prevent unwanted surprises and frustrations.
  • The road accessing McGowan Lake boat ramp is open. The road around the lake remains closed until it dries out and repairs can be made.

Altamaha WMA

Swamp and Trees
Altamaha
WMA
Darien

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 Viewing

Nearby Properties

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Phone Numbers

Region Office 912-262-3173

Fees & Passes

Land Access

  • Hunting License
  • Fishing License, or
  • Lands Pass

Purchase License