Baby Sea Turtle
Sapelo Island

WMA

Meridian

NOTICE: The bridge on Sapelo Island WMA is compromised due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. Hunt routes have been modified. There are still fallen and leaning trees. Hunters should proceed with caution.

Sapelo Island WMA

Baby Sea Turtle
Sapelo Island
WMA
Meridian
NOTICE: The bridge on Sapelo Island WMA is compromised due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. Hunt routes have been modified. There are still fallen and leaning trees. Hunters should proceed with caution.

Located midway on the Georgia coastline on the eastern fringe of McIntosh County, Sapelo Island is defined by the Sapelo River to the north, the waters of Doboy Sound to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Duplin River to the west. The 16,500-acre island is the 4th largest barrier island in the State of Georgia.

Sapelo Island Wildlife Management Area is 9,000 acres and offers hunting opportunities for deer, small game and feral hog. All reservations for transportation on state boats for check-in hunts must be made through the Visitor Center. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the island.


Accommodations & Facilities

  • Beach
  • Canoe Access
  • Dock
  • Education Center
  • Primitive Campsites
  • Nature Trails

Activities

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

Nearby Properties

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Phone Numbers

Visitor Center 912-437-3224 

Region Office 912-262-3173

Fees & Passes

Round-Trip Ferry Fee

  • Adult (13+): $15
  • Child (6–12): $10
  • Age 5 & Under: Free

Land Access

  • Hunting License
  • Fishing License, or
  • Lands Pass

Purchase License