Samworth Wildlife Management Area

Property Location

Georgetown, SC 29440

Latitude: 33.458  Longitude:-79.193
Acreage: 1588
County: Georgetown
Game Zone: 4


Property Type: WMA Specific

Hours of Operation

This area is open during daylight hours year-round. Impoundments are closed to foot travel from November 1st through February 8th annually due to hunting related activities. Please note that the Carr Creek Category 2 Waterfowl Area is limited to the creeks only. It is illegal to cross over dikes and waterfowl hunt within Samworth WMA.


Activities / Facilities

Fishing Hunting Nature Viewing Hiking

Property Description

Photograph of Samworth WMA

Samworth Wildlife Management Area was a gift to the sportsmen of South Carolina from Thomas G. Samworth. Originally 500 acres in 1962, Samworth WMA has increased to 1,588 acres through state acquisitions (1963-1966) and North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant acquisitions (1996). Currently, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources manages about 1,300 acres of wetland impoundments, 200 acres of uplands and agricultural fields and 88 acres of longleaf pine.

Public hunting on the WMA includes waterfowl, deer, feral hogs and doves. A public boat launch, fishing opportunities, bird watching opportunities, a nature trail and river access for canoeing and kayaking are all available on this property. Please note that the Carr Creek Category 2 Waterfowl Area is limited to the creeks only. It is illegal to cross over dikes and waterfowl hunt within Samworth WMA.