Hamilton Ridge WMA

Property Location

1540 Hamilton Ridge Road
Garnett, SC 29922

Latitude: 32.618  Longitude:-81.359
Acreage: 13281
County: Hampton
Game Zone: 3


Property Type: WMA Specific

Hours of Operation

Palachucola Shooting Range Information

This area is open during daylight hours year-round but will close on certain days for special hunts.



2020-21 Hog Hunt with Dogs:
August 27-29, March 4-6, May 13-15, June 24-26, July 22-24

2020 Deer Archery Season Dates:
September 15th - October 10th

2020 Deer Draw Hunt Dates:
The area will be CLOSED during these hunts.
October 15-17
October 29-31
November 12-14
November 19-21
December 10-12


2021 Turkey Season:
April 1st-30th


This is a Category II waterfowl area.

Migratory Waterfowl Season Open Dates:
Mon. through Sat. AM only during special and scheduled small game seasons and full week of Thanksgiving.


Activities / Facilities

Biking Driving Fishing Hunting Nature Viewing Hiking

Property Description

Hamilton Ridge WMA is located in the Lower Coastal Plain in Hampton County, South Carolina. It is comprised of 13,281 acres and has 8.5 miles of river frontage along the Savannah River. Approximately half the acreage is in bottomland hardwoods, creek drains, oxbow lakes and other wetlands. The other half of the WMA is upland habitat and is primarily pine stands of various ages with the predominant species being loblolly, with some sand and longleaf pine present. Scattered wildlife openings are found across the property. The tract is adjacent to 12,600 acres of SCDNR-owned Wildlife Management Areas (Webb and Palachucola).