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.
Due to road damage, Donnelley WMA will be closed until 4:00pm Friday June 14, 2019. During ongoing repairs, please exercise great caution. Do not drive around barricades, gates, or otherwise closed roads.
WMA is OPEN daylight hours.
The Boynton Nature Trail is OPEN February 9 - November 1 (except during certain hunt periods).
WMA will be Closed during special hunts. CHECK FOR CLOSURES. CLOSURES pertaining to GENERAL VISITATION due to Special Hunts in the Fall/Winter of 2019 will be posted on this page prior to hunting seasons.
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.