Water on Ossabaw Island
Ossabaw Island

WMA

Richmond Hill

Ossabaw Island WMA

Water on Ossabaw Island
Ossabaw Island
WMA
Richmond Hill

Ossabaw Island WMA is comprised of 9,000 acres with quota hunts available for deer and feral hog. All hunters must provide their own boat transportation to the island and must access the island at Newell Creek dock on the south end. No motorized vehicles or pets are allowed on the island. Campfires are restricted to provided fire ring areas. No access permitted to Ossabaw Island above the high tide mark unless part of quota hunts.

Ossabaw Island is the third largest of Georgia’s Sea Islands and lies along the Atlantic Ocean about 20 miles south of Savannah. The island encompasses over 16,000 acres of tidal marshes and 9,000 acres of high ground. Ponds, salt water creeks, one river and many sloughs, inlets, and beaches make the high ground of Ossabaw a complex of small islands. Broad flat ridges and shallow depressions comprise the western part of Ossabaw (Pleistocene soils), while steep, parallel dune ridges mark the eastern part (Holocene soils).

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Accommodations & Facilities

  • Beach
  • Canoe Access
  • Dock
  • Primitive Campsites — only available for selected quota hunters

Activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Geocaching — not allowed during managed hunts
  • Hunting
  • River Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby Properties

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Phone Numbers

Region Office 912-262-3173

Fees & Passes

Land Access

  • Hunting License
  • Fishing License, or
  • Lands Pass

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