Experience the best stands of mature bottomland hardwood on the Oconee River at Beaverdam Wildlife Management Area. With over 5,500 acres of untouched beauty, Beaverdam WMA offers hunting, primitive camping, fishing, a firearms shooting range, boat ramp, bird watching and field trail access minutes from downtown Dublin.
Stare beauty in the face at Beaverdam. One of Georgia’s best bird watching sites, it features mainly hardwood forests on the bank of the Oconee River. Beaverdam WMA offers miles of trails for both breeding species and migrants. Many of the trails are drivable or are easy for walking or biking. Key birds: Swainson’s and Prothonotary Warblers, Blue Heron, Kingfisher Louisiana Waterthrush, Common Ground-Dove, migrant warblers, and wintering sparrows.
Hunting & Shooting Range
Managed for seasonal hunting by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division, River Bend Wildlife Management Area hosts scheduled hunts for deer, turkey, hogs, small game, and waterfowl. Hunts are held thirty minutes before sunrise to thirty minutes after sunset.
Purchase your hunting, fishing, and Georgia Outdoor Recreation Passes and licenses online or call or stop by the Dublin Visitor Center located at exit 51 off I-16 for assistance (478-272-4002).
Anglers rejoice! Beaverdam Wildlife Management Area offers river fishing, a boat ramp, and canoe access to species such as largemouth bass, channel catfish, and redbreast. Hook and line fishing, trotline and jugs, and bow fishing are allowed. They even offer free fishing days for Georgia residents in June and September with no license required!
Beaverdam turns primitive camping into your pristine destination for relaxation with two campsites located in naturally breath-taking settings. Bring your tent and supplies for primitive camping without reservations.
Biking & Hiking
Step into the wild by hiking or biking Beaverdam WMA.
Native wildlife includes white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, gray squirrels, bobcats, river otters, and non-native coyotes.
A Georgia Outdoor Recreational Pass is required for nonhunting activities such as fishing, hiking, or camping at Beaverdam Wildlife Management Area. For more information or to purchase a pass, please visit http://www.georgiawildlife.org/licenses-permits-passes