Samworth WMA

Trail Activities: t

  • Hike

Length:

2.8 miles

Type:

Loop

Surface:

Natural

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Features: t

  • Parking
  • Water Launch
  • Fishing
  • Point of Interest
  • Pets
  • No Fee
  • No Camping

Summary:

Samworth WMA, located in Georgetown, was a gift to the sportsmen of South Carolina from Thomas G. Samworth. 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.

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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.

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Note: Impoundments are closed to foot travel from November 1st through February 8th annually due to hunting related activities. Please also 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.

Directions:

From Georgetown: Travel 15 miles north on US Highway 701. Once crossing the Black River. Turn right onto SC-S-22-4/SC-S-22-52 and travel approximately 6 miles and turn right onto Samworth Loop Road. Follow to stop sign and turn left. Travel about 300 feet and turn right onto Dirleton Road arriving at Samworth WMA.

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South Carolina Department of Natural Resources | 220 Santee Gun Club Road, McClellanville, SC 29458 | (843) 546-8665

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Lat: 33.47464026021452
Long: -79.19225458878213