Camden WMA

Site Directions: From Camden:  Take Highway 70 East towards New Johnsonville for approximately 5.5 miles, and turn right into the WMA entrance on Camden Landing Road.

Unit 1 is found on the North side of Hwy 70 and the East side of Camden Landing Road. Unit 2 is on the West side of Camden Landing Road.

Various access points for Unit 1 can be found on Old Route 1 Road and Briar Lane.

Lat: 36.013909°N Long: -88.016652°W

Seasonality: Year-round

Fees: None

BENTON COUNTY • 3,682 ACRES
HWY. 70, WEST OF NEW JOHNSONVILLE

UNIT I 

All activities are prohibited in the sub-impoundments five days before each opening day of the statewide duck season.

Hunters (except raccoon, opossum, and turkey hunters) may not enter WMA prior to two (2) hours before sunrise and be off WMA by one (1) hour after sunset or legal closing (or shooting) time.

Fishing, trapping, and hunting of all species other than waterfowl are prohibited in the sub-impoundments during the duck season occurring from Nov. - Feb.

Big Game, Small Game and Trapping are the same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting shall close at 3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide waterfowl seasons, except the last day of each segment of the duck season occurring in Nov. - Feb. and remaining goose seasons when hunting shall close at sunset.

 Dog training - Sept. 1 - March 15 except closed during the duck season occurring in Nov. - Feb.

UNIT I I

All water traffic is prohibited in the subimpoundments five (5) days before the opening day of the statewide duck season.

Big Game, Small Game and Trapping are the same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Any temporary blinds, hides and decoys must be at least 200 yards from any permanent blind and removed at the end of the hunt day.

 Quail - Nov. 5 , 2022 -  Jan. 15, 2023

Deer - Deer hunting will be with archery equipment only during waterfowl seasons. Archers must comply with the legal blaze orange requirements during the deer gun season.

Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting shall close at 3:00 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide waterfowl seasons, except for (a) Tuesdays and Thursdays, (b) the last day of each segment of the late duck season, (c) the remaining goose seasons, and (d) wheelchair-bound blind sites when hunting shall close at sunset.

 Waterfowl (wheelchair-bound only blind sites) - Applications must be received by the TWRA Region I Office by noon on the fourth Friday in October. Persons holding a permit for another blind are not eligible to compete in the wheelchair-bound blind drawing. If the blind is not occupied by shooting time, another wheelchair-bound hunter and 1 to 3 assistants (at least one assistant must be age 16 or older) may occupy the blind for that day. Hunting is restricted to wheelchair hunters and assistants only within the marked wheelchair-hunting zone at designated blinds.

Camden WMA Wheelchair Accessable Blind Application

Dog training - Sept. 1 2022 - March 15 2023 except closed during the duck season occurring in Nov. - Feb.

Site Description: The 3,682- acres are comprised of river bottom swamps, cropland, moist soil areas, and hardwood timber bordering the shore of Kentucky Lake.

Some county roads go thru the WMA making access easy to most areas. Foot access is best before the WMA is flooded for wintering waterfowl in late October, then it is best explored by boat.

Year-round wildlife viewing opportunities.

Wildlife to Watch:  Winter is best for viewing waterfowl; however the rest of the year deerturkeyfurbearers, and songbirds are abundant.

This WMA is managed in cooperation with The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which oversees the yearly drawdown and flooding of the area. ATVs are not permitted.

Contact Information

Region 1 Office:  731-423-5725
Phone: Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
E-mail the office
Area Manager: Billy LaGrange (731) 593-0588

Interactive Map
Hunting Regulations Link
Buy a license link
Camden WMA Sign
Camden WMA Sign

Camden Unit 1 blind 104


Camden Unit 1 blind 106


Camden Unit 2 Blind 74


Camden Unit 1 blind 108


Camden Unit 1 blind 133


Camden Unit 1 blind 108