South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area
Latitude: 33.105 Longitude:-79.917
Game Zone: 3
Property Type: WMA Specific
Hours of Operation
See the Rules and Regulations brochure for hunting and fishing dates. The area is open for general use, including birdwatching, hiking, and biking, during daylight hours any day that there is not a scheduled hunt.
Activities / Facilities
The SC Department of Natural Resources acquired Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area (WMA) from MeadWestvaco in 2004. The area covers 10,700 acres of pine savannahs, bottomland hardwoods, wildlife openings, wetlands and reservoirs. Recreational opportunities abound, from hunting and fishing to bird watching, hiking and viewing the area's rich cultural attributes, such as the ruins of the Comingtee Plantation House, the Rice Mill and the nearby Childsbury Heritage Preserve. The SCDNR is working hard to manage this special property to provide quality outdoor experiences for the public as well as habitat for native wildlife of all kinds, including white tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, waterfowl and a variety of non-game species, including bald eagles and endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers.Bonneau Ferry WMA has four lakes, totaling 100 acres, open to adult/youth fishing on Thursday through Sunday from March 2 - October 31, expect during scheduled deer and turkey hunts. This area is an adult/youth area, which means no adult may fish without an youth 17 years or younger. Each youth may be accompanied by up to two adults. Daily creel limits are 2 largemouth bass and 10 bream, with no limit on catfish. Minnows are allowed as bait in the lake. Boats maybe propelled by paddle or electric trolling motor only.