Magnolia Midlands / Jacksonville

Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area

1336 East River Road
Hwy 117 between Jacksonville, GA and Lumber City, GA
Jacksonville, GA 31544

229-868-6365
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  • Trail View

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  • The Ocmulgee River borders the southern boundary of the WMA

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  • Montgomery Lake

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  • Primitive Campground

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Hunters have access to thousands of acres of hunting land. Primitive camping is available at a designated campground.

Montgomery Lake is an oxbow off the Ocmulgee River. Located on Horse Creek WMA, Montgomery Lake is home to the world record Largemouth Bass. The bass was caught June 2, 1932 by George W. Perry with the bass weighing 22 pounds 4 ounces.This record helped to give this area of Georgia a reputation as a fisherman's paradise.

The lake can be visited by vehicle through the Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area. Boat access is not available in this area.

For hours of operation and regulations, contact the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at (229) 426-5267 or go to the website at http://www.gadnr.org.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Licenses required depending on use: hunting license, fishing license, WMA license http://georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes#Recreational_Licenses_and_Passes

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Open Year 'Round