Magnolia Midlands / Jacksonville

Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area

1336 E. River Rd.
Hwy. 117 between Jacksonville, GA and Lumber City, GA
Jacksonville, GA 31544

  • The Ocmulgee River borders the southern boundary of the WMA

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  • Trail View

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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

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

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Open Year 'Round