Alerts & Closures

Last updated: 1/24/20 at 2:15 p.m. EST

WMA Closures

Map of all Regions

Northwest Georgia (Region 1)

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 re-open as soon as possible.

Northeast Georgia (Region 2)

Chestatee WMA

Boggs Creek Road is open for day-use only.

Dawson Forest WMA

posted 1/24/20 at 2:15 p.m.

  • The following roads have been closed due to weather conditions and will remain closed until conditions improve:
    • Shoal Creek Road
    • Power Line Road
    • Azalea Road
  • The gate on Goethe Road is closed until the damage on the field, road and firebreaks can be repaired.
  • The inner gates (gates 71 and 72) have been closed due to high water at the Shoal Creek Ford.
  • The mobility-impaired access road on the City of Atlanta Tract is closed due to the sabotage of the gate and camera.

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

updated 12/12/19 at 10:35 a.m.

The shooting range is closed. Please contact the U.S. Forest Service at 770-297-3000 for more information.

West Central Georgia (Region 4)

Oaky Woods WMA

posted 1/17/20 at 12 p.m.

The gate leading to the river is currently closed due to the river running high.

Ocmulgee WMA

posted 1/17/20 at 12 p.m.

The gate leading to the river is currently closed due to the river running high.

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)

Beaverdam WMA

posted 12/17/19 at 12:01 p.m.

Road Closures Effective Immediately: The Oconee River is rising and flooding some area roads, including the following that are now closed due to flooding: Swamp Cut Road, Boat Landing Road and Three Bridges Road.

Big Hammock WMA

updated 12/30/19 at 2:57 p.m.

  • The WMA is currently closed due to the flooding river. Gates will be reopened when the WMA is safe to enter.
  • Circle Road on Big Hammock WMA (Tattnall County) is closed until roads can be repaired.

Bullard Creek WMA

posted 1/8/19 at 8:24 a.m.

Due to unsafe driving conditions from river flooding, Half Moon Road will be closed until 14 days after the river recedes.

Grand Bay WMA

updated 12/1/19 at 10:08 a.m.

Riverbend WMA

updated 1/24/20 at 2:15 p.m.

Jack Lake Road and Beacham Lake Loop Road on the south tract are closed due to flood waters.

Coastal Georgia (Region 7)

Altamaha WMA

updated 12/27/19 at 11:35 a.m.

Townsend WMA

Excessive rainfall has affected Buck and Big Island, as well as Pine Island, making them inaccessible.


Marben PFA

updated 1/23/20 at 8:39 a.m.

  • The Bennett boat ramp at Marben PFA is currently closed for several weeks due to renovations.
  • Margery Lake has been lowered, so please use the boat ramp at your own risk.

Shooting Ranges

Big Hammock Shooting Range

updated 12/30/19 at 2:57 p.m.

The shooting range is currently closed due to flooding.

Richmond Hill Shooting Range

updated 11/27/19 at 9:08 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.


Bauerle Boat Ramp

posted 1/9/20 at 2:55 p.m.

Due to flooding from the Savannah River, the Bauerle boat ramp at Lock and Dam Park in Augusta is closed until further notice. At this time, no other information can be given about alternative launch sites due to the likelihood of additional flooding in the area.

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.

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 re-opening date is not yet known.


No cautions at this time.

Upcoming Maintenance & Construction (Ramps Open)

No upcoming maintenance at this time.