Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
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Welcome to Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge is one of over 550 refuges scattered across the United States.

Piedmont is located in central Georgia, approximately 25 miles north of Macon and 18 miles east of Forsyth. The refuge may be visited by exiting I-75 at Exit 186 in Forsyth and driving east along Juliette Road for 18 miles to the refuge office and visitor center. An alternate route is State Highway 11, between Gray and Monticello. Just north of Round Oak on Hwy 11, turn west on Juliette Road and proceed for 3 miles to the office/visitor center.

Frequently requested files related to recreational opportunities at the refuge can be found at the following links:

Trapping Occurs on this Refuge

Trapping is a wildlife management tool used on some national wildlife refuges. Trapping may be used to protect endangered and threatened species or migratory birds or to control certain wildlife populations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also views trapping as a legitimate recreational and economic activity when there are harvestable surpluses of fur-bearing mammals. Outside of Alaska, refuges that permit trapping as a recreational use may require trappers to obtain a refuge special use permit. Signs are posted on refuges where trapping occurs. Contact the refuge manager for specific regulations. Click here for more information on trapping within the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge staff also manages Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, which is located along the Ocmulgee River in Bibb and Twiggs counties, Georgia. Please visit the Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge website for more information at www.fws.gov/bondswamp.



Wood ducks are one of the many species of birds you may see at Piedmont. Photo: USFWS.

A map of the refuge

A map of the refuge. Click to save, view, or print in full size.

Last updated: August 10, 2017