Fishing, boating access and camping opportunities are activities available at the Morgan Lake tract, located adjacent to and managed as part of the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
This area, previously privately owned, offers limited hunting, primitive camping opportunities, fishing and boating access to the Altamaha River. The 1,100 acre location is an old oxbow lake, at one time part of the main river.
Recent improvements to the Morgan Lake tract include repairing the road to the boat ramp, and putting down new gravel.
To use this area, visitors will need to have a valid license. Licenses required include one of the following: Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass (GORP), WMA, honorary, sportsmen’s, lifetime, or three-day hunting/fishing license.
GORP is required for 33 select properties managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division with Morgan Lake the most recently added property. These properties are primarily managed for wildlife, habitat, and outdoor activities that are largely funded by revenue from hunting and fishing licenses. These same areas are popular for non-consumptive activities such as wildlife viewing, hiking and other recreation. For more on these areas, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/Georgia-Outdoor-Recreational-Pass.
For more information on the Morgan Lake tract, call 912-262-3173. Licenses are available at www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes, or by calling 1.800.366.2661 or at retail license agents.