Sandhills Water and Treeline
Sandhills: West



Notice IconNOTICE: 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.

Sandhills WMA: West

Sandhills Water and Treeline
Sandhills: West

Sandhills Wildlife Management Area is located in Taylor County on the north side of GA Highway 96 and about 2.5 miles west of the square in Butler. This 1,576-acre property offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. No camping is allowed.

The State of Georgia acquired the land in 2007 for its high diversity of rare species. The list of rare and threatened animals and plants includes Southeastern kestrels (a type of falcon), Bachman's sparrows, gopher tortoises, southern hognose snakes, gopher frogs, striped newts, federally endangered pondberry, sandhill golden-aster, Pickering's morning-glory, and lax water-milfoil. DNR Wildlife Resources Division personnel are using a variety of methods to aggressively manage and restore these habitats to their natural state, ultimately benefiting rare and common species native to this area. Techniques include prescribed burning, thinning and mulching trees, using herbicide on exotic and weedy vegetation, and planting longleaf pine seedlings. Such management comes with inherent growing pains; namely, it will make the site look somewhat ugly before time allows it to rebound with greater natural beauty.


    • Geocaching — not allowed before 10 a.m. during turkey season
    • Hunting
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Nearby Properties

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    Calendar Icon Regulations

    Phone Numbers

    Region Office 478-825-6354

    Fees & Passes

    Land Access

    • Hunting License
    • Fishing License, or
    • Lands Pass

    Purchase License