WMA Road Closure or Accessibility Info

NORTHWEST GEORGIA (Region 1) 

  • Cohutta WMA: Rocky Flats Road (FS 630D) is closed due to storm damage and will re-open when repairs are completed.

NORTHEAST GEORGIA (Region 2) 

  • Lake Russell WMA: Frady Branch Road is open seasonally for big game hunts and turkey season.

EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA (Region 3) 

WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA (Region 4) 

  • Ocmulgee WMA: The gate at the railroad crossing (past the check station) is currently closed due to rising river levels.  Note: all gates will be closed beginning Mon. Mar. 2 and will re-open on Mar. 20, 2015 for turkey season.

SOUTHWEST GEORGIA (Region 5) 

  • Chickasawhatchee WMA: Due to excess rainfall followed by creek flooding, many roads on this WMA are impassable (areas most impacted include Pine Island, 7 Bridges, and Flat Loop). Hunters are asked to use caution and should not attempt to drive through flooded areas of the roads.
    • Bridges formerly available on this WMA are currently closed (includes bridges on Seven Bridges Road and Flat Loop Road).  Alternative routes have been established.  Please see linked map for details.
    • Due to heavy rains and flooding, Pine Island West Road is closed beyond the shooting range to the Dunlott Road gate.  The shooting range will remain open and accessible.
  • Elmodel WMA: Bridge formerly available on this WMA is currently closed. Alternative routes have been established.  Please see linked map for details. 

  • Mayhaw WMADue to excess rainfall followed by creek flooding, many roads on this WMA are impassable.  Hunters are asked to use caution and should not attempt to drive through flooded areas of the roads.

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA (Region 6) 

Due to military training needs on the federally owned portion (Hwy. 221 tract) of Grand Bay WMA, that section will be closed to public access on the following dates:2014-2015 ;

Grand Bay WMA remains closed to vehicle access due to extensive amounts of rain and badly damaged roads (as of 8-8-15).  Much work has been done to prepare for opening the roads, but this work is not yet complete.  An evaluation will be done after this coming weekend to see if roads are able to handle vehicle traffic. The area IS open to walk-in access.

 COASTAL GEORGIA (Region 7) 

  • WMAs along Altamaha River: Roads within WMAs along the Altamaha River may be flooded and impassable. Proceed with caution and do not drive a vehicle into deep water. These roads may not be gated or listed as closed. Access to the McGowan Lake tract (Altamaha WMA) is limited and access to the lake is closed due to road damage by the rising water levels. 

  • Richmond Hill WMA: The Richmond Hill shooting range operating hours are 9 am-6 pm (and closed Tuesdays) - effective as of March 16, 2015.  

 




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