Yellow Flowers in Field
Big Hammock



Repair IconNOTICE: Circle Road on Big Hammock WMA (Tattnall County) is closed until roads can be repaired.

Big Hammock WMA

Yellow Flowers in Field
Big Hammock

The Big Hammock Wildlife Management Area encompasses 7,221 acres of state-owned property. Hunting opportunities include deer, turkey and small game. This WMA consists of approximately 100 acres of wildlife openings, 1,121 acres of upland hardwood hammock, and 6,000 acres of bottomland hardwood and cypress forest.

The main entrance is located off GA Highway 121 and the natural area walk-in entrance is to the north off Mack Phillips Road. Please do not block gates and keep all vehicles on open improved roads. Please note that the main gate will be closed if the Altamaha River is 9 feet or higher.

Accommodations & Facilities


  • Canoeing
  • Geocaching — not allowed during managed hunts or before 10 a.m. during turkey season
  • Hunting
  • Lake Fishing
  • River Fishing
  • Shooting
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby Properties

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Phone Numbers

Region Office 229-426-5267

Fees & Passes

Land Access

  • Hunting License
  • Fishing License, or
  • Lands Pass

Purchase License