Alerts & Closures

Last updated: 11/19/19 at 1:31 p.m. EST


WMA Closures

Map of all Regions

Northwest Georgia (Region 1)

Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA

posted 2/25/19 at 12:47 p.m.

A portion of the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail is closed. Recent rains have caused another landslide resulting in fallen trees and damage to the boardwalk. We realize this is a difficult decision as peak wildflower season is approaching. However, due of safety concerns, and the need to contain people to the boardwalk to protect sensitive vegetation, only a portion of the boardwalk will be open. Areas marked closed should be considered closed to all foot traffic. This also means that the waterfall will be inaccessible from the bottom. At this time we do not have an estimated reopening timeframe.

John's Mountain WMA

posted 11/14/19 at 9:51 a.m.

John's Mountain Overlook Road is closed indefinitely due to vandalism at the overlook and surrounding areas. Repairs will be made in hopes to reopen as soon as possible.

Pine Log WMA

posted 11/18/19 at 2:37 p.m.

This property is currently harvesting their cotton crop located on the north end of the WMA. We request that hunters avoid the crop fields and do not park on access roads. We also ask that hunters refrain from driving in the fields.

Northeast Georgia (Region 2)

Chestatee WMA

Boggs Creek Road is open for day-use only.

Wilson Shoals WMA

updated 4/20/19 at 8:20 a.m.

All secondary roads are closed on Wilson Shoals WMA. Foot traffic is welcome.

East Central Georgia (Region 3)

Clarks Hill WMA

This WMA has access points off of Highway 78/10 between Thomson & Washington. GDOT is widening this road. The access points are still open, but may not be accessible. Hunters are encouraged to scout & locate these points prior to hunting season.

Redlands WMA

  • DOT has closed a USFS bridge on Skull Shoals Road.
  • The shooting range is closed. Please contact the U.S. Forest Service at 770-297-3000 for more information.

West Central Georgia (Region 4)

Sandhills WMA West

posted 8/15/19 at 10:41 a.m.

The access to Sandhills WMA West from Fox Run Road is currently closed. Access to the WMA is still available from Highway 96 on Kel Foster Road.

Southeast Georgia (Region 6)

Big Hammock WMA

posted 8/15/19 at 4:24 p.m.

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

Grand Bay WMA

updated 11/12/19 at 10:57 a.m.

Coastal Georgia (Region 7)

Altamaha WMA

updated 10/31/19 at 9:16 a.m.

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.


Shooting Ranges

Richmond Hill Shooting Range

updated 11/12/19 at 10:57 a.m.

The pistol range is closed due to the berm needing 100% vegetative coverage. Pistol users may use the rifle range until pistol range re-opens.

Walton Archery Range

posted 4/23/19 at 8:15 a.m.

The Walton Archery Range is currently undergoing renovations and will be temporarily closed until further notice.


Boat Ramps

Contact region offices should you want to check ramp conditions ahead of time.

Closures

Bartlett’s Ferry Lake (Harris County)

posted 9/24/19 at 11:18 a.m.

The Idle Hour Boat Ramp is temporarily closed in order to complete repairs on the boat ramp (pouring of concrete). The anticipated re-opening date is Nov. 1, 2019.

Highway 136 Boat Ramp (Calhoun/Gordon County)

posted 11/19/19 at 1:31 p.m.

Ramp temporarily closed by City of Calhoun for parking lot paving and driveway drainage improvements. A completion date is not currently known. Boaters wishing to access the Oostanaula River can still do so from the Highway 225 boat ramp located approximately 11 miles upstream, or the Highway 156 boat ramp located approximately 6 miles downstream.

Old River Road Boat Ramp (Floyd County)

updated 10/21/19 at 10:26 a.m.

The Old River Road boat ramp in Rome is currently closed for construction related repairs. Boaters and anglers may access the Coosa River from two other locations operated by Floyd County Lock and Dam Facility and Brushy Branch. Any questions may be directed to Jeff Bishop, Boating Access Coordinator (Fisheries) at 706-557-3235.

Uvalda Landing

updated 8/15/19 at 1:22 p.m.

The Uvalda Landing in Montgomery County on the Altamaha River is closed due to GDOT construction to re-align the road/bridge west of current location. Alternate accessible ramps include the Ball’s Ferry Landing (Oconee River just above confluence) in Montgomery County and Town’s Bluff Landing in Jeff Davis County on the Altamaha River. The reopening date is not yet known.

Cautions

No cautions at this time.

Upcoming Maintenance & Construction (Ramps Open)

Chattahoochee River

(Nov. 2–3, 2019): Not a closure, but an FYI: A 2-day paddle and cleanup (by members and supporters of the Chattahoochee River Keeper) from Georgia Power’s Plant McDonough to Highway 166 Boat Ramp Creek will take place on these days.