Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area


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


  • One of the following is required: Hunting license, Fishing license, Georgia Lands Pass: $Visit website -
The Ocmulgee River borders the southern boundary of the WMA
Primitive Campground
Trail View

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

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Self-guided Tours
General Information
  • Open Year 'Round
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