Magnolia Midlands / Dublin

River Bend Wildlife Management Area

1945 Hwy. 199 S.
Dublin, GA 31021

478-296-6176 | 478-272-4002
  • Explore River Bend's cypress swamps & wildlife at the boardwalk overlook

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  • Painted Bunting at River Bend

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  • A natural escape steps off I-16

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  • A Ruby-Crowned Kinglet at River Bend

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For the true explorer seeking solitude, River Bend offers primitive camping, hiking, kayak and boat launches, 1,700 acres of walking trails, hunting, archery ranges, a dog training area, and fishing just off I-16.

The Georgia Ornithological Society and the DNR maintain the South Tract habitat specifically to support the Swainson's warbler, and this area has the largest known concentration in the state. Swainson's warblers may be heard (but rarely seen) at cane thickets near stream crossings at various points along the trails, along with over 50 other rare birds.

Formed by a clear-water spring that flows up at the swamp's edge, Troup's Spring Lake provides ample stock of bass, bream, and other gamefish. A paved boat-ramp allows easy access to the pond, as well as hiking trail access to Pugh's Creek, which features pristine creek fishing conditions.

The Waterfowl Impoundment features a boardwalk leading to an overlook platform with views of River Bend's cypress swamp landcape.

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

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



    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round


    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages