Plantation Trace / Valdosta

Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area

4641-4649 Knight Academy Rd.
Valdosta, GA 31605

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The Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA) encompasses 2,623 acres of state-owned property and 5,874 acres of land under license from the U.S. Air Force. The WMA consists of approximately 3,059 acres of upland pine and hardwood forest and 5,438 acres of cypress/gum wetlands. There are two main access points: the check station/education center entrance on Knight's Academy Rd. and the federal land entrance off U.S. Hwy. 221. This WMA offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game and waterfowl. No ATVs or motorcycles allowed on the property. Hiking trails are closed during firearms deer hunts. Federal lands (Hwy 221 entrance) within the WMA may be closed during training.  

Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about a wetland habitat from the Grand Bay Wetland Education Center.

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

    One of the following is required: Hunting license, Fishing license, Georgia Lands Pass Visit website -

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Shelter

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages