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Jennings Creek Wildlife Area

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Jennings Creek Wildlife Area is a 530-acre property located in Columbia County. Find it by heading north out of Rio on Highway SS for two miles to Jennings Road, then east on Jennings less than two miles to Ludwig Road, then continue to Jennings Creek.

Jennings Creek Wildlife Area was created in 1947. The property was established to provide opportunities for public hunting and fishing.

Management

Jennings Creek Wildlife Area is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor recreation while protecting the watershed of Jennings Creek. The upland forests are primarily southern dry-mesic forest types with management focusing on maintaining oak as a viable forest component. Bottomland hardwoods and shrub-carr marsh habitat are managed passively. Prescribed fire, mowing and brushing may be used on this property to maintain habitat. Populations of invasive species may be controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or bio-control.

For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.

Recreation

The Jennings Creek Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Hunting (especially noted for deer, waterfowl, rabbits, turkey (zone 3), furbearers and squirrels)
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

If you are interested in exploring this property further, you can access an interactive map.

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