Swamp and Trees
Altamaha

WMA

Darien

CANCELLATION: The waterfowl hunts scheduled for Jan. 19th and Jan. 26th, 2019 have been cancelled due to flooding

Altamaha WMA

Swamp and Trees
Altamaha
WMA
Darien
CANCELLATION: The waterfowl hunts scheduled for Jan. 19th and Jan. 26th, 2019 have been cancelled due to flooding

MORE INFORMATION REGARDING NOTICE ABOVE:

In addition to the cancellation of the waterfowl hunts, the West Champney impoundment will be closed. Areas that will remain open to hunting will include the Old Snipe and New Snipe impoundments on Champney Island, and the entirety of Rhett's Island. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for 2019 Waterfowl Hunters: Please read this information that provides a current outlook for each of the three units at Altamaha WMA

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