Sapelo Island


McIntosh County

Sapelo Island WMA

Sapelo Island
McIntosh County

Located midway on the Georgia coastline on the eastern fringe of McIntosh County, Sapelo Island is defined by the Sapelo River to the north, the waters of Doboy Sound to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Duplin River to the west. The 16,500-acre island is the 4th largest barrier island in the State of Georgia.

Sapelo Island Wildlife Management Area is 9,000 acres and offers hunting opportunities for deer, small game and feral hog. All reservations for transportation on state boats for check-in hunts must be made through the Visitor Center (912) 437-3224. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the island. 


Sapelo Island Ferry Fee 

  • Round-Trip Fee: $5 - This fee applies to all UGAMI guests, guests of island businesses, private tour participants, church visitors, friends and guests of island residents and landowners, and private contractors working on Sapelo.  Fees collected at Meridian Dock only.
  • Round-Trip Fee Other Guests: $15/adult; $10/child - SINERR tour participants, Reynolds Mansion guests, Cabretta campers, hunters participating in quota hunts, and other DNR tours. Fees collected at Sapelo Island Visitor's Center.

Fees collected go directly back into the ferry operation and benefit all users of the system.


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  • Beach
  • Canoe Access
  • Dock
  • Education Center
  • Primitive Campsites
  • Nature Trails


  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Hunting
    • Quota Hunts
  • Primitive Camping. 
  • River Fishing
  • Wildlife Watching



Visitor Center (912) 437-3224

Region Office (912) 262-3173

Hunting & Fishing Licenses, Boat Registration 1-800-366-2661



Hunting License, Fishing License or Lands Pass

Purchase License



GPS Coordinates:

N 31.45469, W -81.3652