Enoree River Waterfowl Management Area

Property Location

Whitmire, SC 29178

Latitude: 34.432  Longitude:-81.422
Acreage: 85
County: Newberry
Game Zone: 2

Property Type: Waterfowl Area

Hours of Operation

Saturday AM only during the regular season.

This is a Category II waterfowl area.

Activities / Facilities

Hunting Nature Viewing Hiking

Property Description

Photograph of Enoree River

Enoree River Waterfowl Management Area was established in the late 1970's in Newberry County. It was begun as a mitigation project by SCE&G when the Parr Reservoir dam was raised to enlarge Parr Reservoir. The land is owned by the U.S. Forest Service; the Forest Service and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manage it cooperatively.

Subers Creek is used to flood the 50-acre impoundment. The area is a combination of open field agriculture and flooded hardwood forest. Open areas are planted in corn and millet. The waterfowl area is a category 2 waterfowl area open for duck hunting on Saturdays until 11:00 a.m. A WMA permit is required to hunt. Check in is required through a self-permitting check station located at the entrance to the waterfowl area. Hunters must be in possession of the permit and it must be filled out and returned before leaving the area.

Wood duck, Ringed-necked duck and Green-winged teal are the main ducks harvested on the Enoree River Waterfowl Management Area. The 2007-2008 season was excellent, with large numbers of Ringed-necks present. In 2008-2009, the Ringed-necks did not visit and Wood ducks were the main ducks harvested.

Other wildlife-related activities include bird watching, deer hunting and small game hunting. Many bird species visit the area and mammals such as deer, beaver, raccoon and squirrel may be observed.

This is a Category II waterfowl area.