Grand Bay Boardwalk
Grand Bay

WMA

Valdosta

Renovation IconNOTICE: The boardwalk in Grand Bay WMA is currently closed for renovations since Dec. 1, 2019. The expected completion time is 30 days, weather dependent.
NOTICE: Due to military training needs on the federally owned portion (U.S. Highway 221 tract) of Grand Bay WMA, that section will be closed to public access periodically until September 2020.
NOTICE: The automatic gate to the Grand Bay WMA boardwalk and lookout tower is open from 6 a.m.–8 p.m. daily and during classes at the Education Center. Anyone in that area after 8 p.m. may be locked in and is subject to being ticketed by the GADNR Law Enforcement Division.

Grand Bay WMA

Grand Bay Boardwalk
Grand Bay
WMA
Valdosta

The Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA) encompasses 2,623 acres of state-owned property and 5,874 acres of land under license from the U.S. Air Force. The WMA consists of approximately 3,059 acres of upland pine and hardwood forest and 5,438 acres of cypress/gum wetlands. There are two main access points: the check station/education center entrance on Knight’s Academy Road. and the federal land entrance off U.S. Highway 221. This WMA offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game and waterfowl. No ATVs or motorcycles allowed on the property. Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about a wetland habitat from the Grand Bay Wetland Education Center.


Accommodations & Facilities


Activities

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