Fishing, boating access and camping opportunities are now available at the Morgan Lake tract, adjacent to and managed as part of the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
The area, previously privately owned, offers limited hunting, primitive camping opportunities, fishing and boating access to the Altamaha River. The 1,100 acres 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, visit www.georgiawildlife/hunting/wildlife-management-areas or call 912-262-3173.