Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you Recreate Responsibly.

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Things to do

Environmental Action Statement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Action Statement for Hunt Categorical Exclusion

Environmental Action Statement

Walking Trails

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There are over 3 miles of walking trails on the Bond Swamp Refuge and at the Piedmont Refuge, ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. You can walk them separately or as a continuous loop. Check out our walking trail tear sheet for a detailed map of the trails.

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Hunting and Fishing

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Are there hunting and fishing opportunities on the refuge? Yes, Piedmont and Bond Swamp NWRs are popular hunting and fishing spots in Central Georgia. For more information on our hunting and fishing programs, please see our hunting and fishing web pages.

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Wildlife to Observe

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The animals that live at Bond Swamp are as diverse as the refuge, from bats that fly high in the sky to the frogs that burrow into the mud.

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Get Educated

Environmental Education

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Educational programs are available to organized school, civic, professional and conservation groups. Advanced reservations are required for all programs and can be made by phoning the refuge at (478) 986 - 5441.

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About the Complex

Piedmont Complex

Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Piedmont Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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