South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
Latitude: 32.7054 Longitude:-80.60368
Game Zone: 3
Property Type: WMA Specific
Hours of Operation
Office hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
WMA is currently OPEN daylight hours.
The Boynton Nature Trail is OPEN February 9 - November 1 (except during certain hunt periods).
Public Dove Hunts will be conducted on the following dates:
- September 7 & 14, 2019
- October 12, 2019
- November 16, 2019
Property CLOSURES for Deer Hunts/2019:
- Archery: September 16-30 (NO Sunday Hunting)
- Lottery Drawn Gun Hunts:
- October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
- November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Please check for any other access restrictions on the right of this page under property description.
Activities / Facilities
The unique property is a cross section of the Lowcountry and encompasses a diversity of wetland and upland habitats including: managed rice fields, forested wetland, tidal marsh, agricultural lands and a variety of upland types, including a natural stand of longleaf pine.
The area is managed under a multiple use concept to achieve the following objectives: protect and enhance the diverse wetland and upland habitats for resident and migratory species of wildlife; provide quality hunting and other wildlife related recreation opportunities for the public; maintain and restore representative natural plant communities; and provide an area for natural resource related research and education programs.
DNR intensively manages the area to provide optimum habitat for a wide variety of wildlife and to provide public recreation and education. The area has two designated nature trails and miles of dirt roads for hikers and bicyclists. Late winter through early spring provides bird-watching opportunities to observe a variety of species including waterfowl and migratory songbirds. Alligators are abundant in the managed wetlands and are most often seen from late February through mid-November. Hunting opportunities are available to the public for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, waterfowl, dove, small game and furbearers.
A Driving Tour of the area provides excellent wildlife viewing opportunities for those who are mobility impaired.