Hatchery WMA

Property Location

Pinopolis, SC 29469

Latitude: 33.256  Longitude:-80.084
Acreage: 2400
County: Berkeley
Game Zone: 3

Property Type: WMA Specific

Hours of Operation

This area is open during daylight hours year-round, but closed to fishing each Saturday until noon during waterfowl season and all day on the last Saturday of waterfowl season.

Activities / Facilities

Fishing Hunting

Property Owner Information

Santee Cooper    


This property is leased for hunting purposes only and not managed by SCDNR for any other activities.

Property Description

Photograph of Hatchery WMA

The 2,400-acre Hatchery WMA, owned by Santee Cooper, primarily consists of a series of islands and shallow water habitats on the southwest shores of Lake Moultrie, off of Hwy 6 outside of Moncks Corner in Berkeley County. This area is open to the general public for waterfowl hunting on Saturday mornings only during the waterfowl season and until sunset on the last Saturday of the regular waterfowl season. A boat landing is available for launching boats. Hunters may not enter Hatchery WMA prior to 3:00 AM and must leave the area by 1:00 PM (except on the last Saturday of the regular season). Hunters must enter and leave through the Hatchery Landing and accurately complete and deposit a data card in the receptacle prior to leaving. No airboats are allowed in Hatchery WMA for hunting or fishing during the period November 15 - January 31 and no fishing is allowed during scheduled waterfowl hunts. Questions about visiting Hatchery WMA can be addressed by calling the Dennis Wildlife Center at 843-825-3387.