Montezuma Bluffs WMA

Montezuma Bluffs Wildlife Management Area is located in Macon County. This 500-acre property offers a quality buck and antlerless archery-only deer season, turkey hunting and small game opportunities. Visitors can see 50 million-year-old fossilized limestone encrusted with ancient sea shells from the Tallahatta Formation marine ecosystem. Every spring, hikers enjoy a stunning display of one of the state's largest populations of rare trillium, which lie beneath the branches of old-growth beech and magnolia. A shady walking trail weaves along a ridge through wildflowers, palmettos and moss-draped hardwoods. Two viewing decks offer birdwatchers refuge to see hawks, woodpeckers, herons and flocks of migratory species. Climb the dry bluffs to see sparkleberry, yucca, mountain catchfly and shortleaf pine.

Montezuma Bluffs WMA contains rare species and sensitive habitats. To protect these resources, vehicular access is limited to boat landing road. No camping, ATVs or horses are allowed on this property.

Accommodations & Facilities

  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoe Access
  • Hiking Trails


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

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