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Rio Piedra Plantation, GA

Rio Piedra is unlike any other Wingshooting Destination you may ever have imagined. Located in the very heart of the Classic Southern Plantation Belt that stretches across South Georgia and into North Florida, this is where the birds have always been, and where they CONTINUE to be.
Average Customer Rating:
4.907 out of 5
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Rating Snapshot (281 reviews)
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277 of 281(99%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Review 1 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Home Sweet Home,
March 16, 2015
By: LaurieG
from Winston, GA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:He was excellent!!!
"I booked a weekend at Rio Piedra as a gift for my husband. The catch was that I got to tag along. I had ever hunted quail. The guides were so patient and helpful. We both thoroughly enjoyed the hunt. Our favorite part was watching the guides and dogs work. The accommodations were very clean and very comfortable. The staff was super hospitable and the hosts made us feel like welcomed guests in their home. We can see why so many hunters return to Rio Piedra.... We certainly plan to return!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Staff at Rio Piedra is Outstanding,
March 13, 2015
By: DavidGutowski
from Mantua, OH, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:The guide AJ knew his hunting dogs very well and worked them hard to find the birds. He is an energetic and driven gentleman that made the hunting great.
"What makes an award winning Orvis hunting lodge? It's the quality of the people that work there. They have assembled a team of people that work together to provide an unforgettable experience. Thank you to every one at Rio Piedra! I can't wait to come back some day soon."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does not get any better!,
March 13, 2015
By: SKStonecold
from Alpharetta, GA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Just got back from the best hunting trip ever. Rio is great, the people are wonderful, and the hunting was tremendous. What can you say other that "The Best". Echo other review, make sure you request AJ if he is available."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A must for every wing shooter.,
March 9, 2015
By: LabQuackers
from Alpharetta, GA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Additional Thoughts:Most proffessional guide I have ever had the privaledge to hunt beside. Treated his hunters as friends on a weekend hunt, not a job. I plan on being back many times and will request AJ each and every time.
"There are many plantations throughout the south, however only a very select few like Rio Piedra Plantation that have perfected the complete hunting experience from the time you arrive on their land until the time you leave. I highly recommend Rio and requesting AJ as your guide is a must!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Awesome Experience!!,
March 8, 2015
By: SteveBarker
from Saint Louis, MO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:both were excellent!
"Lodge was beautiful, food was excellent, hunting and guides were fantastic!
Could not think of anything to make it better!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Birthday trip,
March 8, 2015
By: AUchamps2010
from Birmingham, AL, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Additional Thoughts:Great hunt
"My son and I were joined by a friend and his son.
This was my fourth trip to Rio Piedra and each trip has been over the top. This particular trip was my son's 19th birthday and it was truly a memory that we will both cherish for life. Our hunt was incredible and the guide and dog made it most enjoyable.
The habitat is absolutely the best and the staff and accommodation are certainly excellent as well. I highly recommend this as a bucket list event you don't want to miss.
The management,staff and accommodations are certainly top shelve!
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent,
March 7, 2015
By: hayseed5
from Beverly, WV, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Fine and knowledgeable young man
"Fine food, fine guides, fine dogs, fine atmosphere, fine setteing, fine people. Everything just fine. Exceeded my expectations."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Great Hunt,
March 3, 2015
By: Gunslinger
from Sarasota, FL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"I have made multiple hunting trips to Rio Piedra each year and always find each trip equal to or better than the last. The lodging and meals are superb and the guides, dogs and birds presented continue to be excellent. Annie and Bill Atchison treat everyone as though we are family."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Birthday Trip,
March 2, 2015
By: AlabamaFan
from Mountain Brook, AL
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"My wife gave me a trip with our three sons to Rio Piedra and but for a little rain could not have been better. The staff was professional, helpful and courteous. I would recommend Rio Piedra to anyone hoping to experience quail hunting at its best."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful Weekend for our Family,
March 2, 2015
By: KMass
from Atlanta, GA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"We have a family of mostly inexperienced hunters, but were excited to have our first experience hunting at the beautiful Rio Piedra Plantation. The lodge was a great place for our family to enjoy delicious meals together and the staff are such warm and kind people who want your stay to be perfect. Our guides were experts who were patient, but also concerned with being a safe a possible while hunting. Both our experienced and inexperienced hunters had such a great weekend that we have already booked our trip for next year. I highly recommend Rio Piedra and can't wait to visit again next year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Time,
February 27, 2015
By: JMCJR1
from Moultrie, GA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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"I appreciate your invitation for an afternoon hunt. Everything was excellent!! I was particularly amazed at your guide's English Cockers. I have never seen those little dogs in action before and their flushing and retrieving brought smiles. A couple of weeks ago I found myself a ten week old pup. Thanks."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beyong Expectations,
February 25, 2015
By: AlaskaJohn
from Anchorage, AK, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Having hunted all six species of North American quail, I had yet to experience hunting bobwhite in the Southern Tradition. Rio Pedra was my answer. My son joined my wife and I for a 3-day visit. We enjoyed the very friendly staff, including our hostess Ellie, guide Bo Taylor, and wait staff Robbie. Our every consideration was addressed with enthusiasm and competenece. The cuisine was excellent and beautifully presented with a strong Southern flavor. The dog work was simply the best I'd ever experienced and markedly enhanced the hunt. The sight of three dogs on point on multiple occasions was an unforgettable experience.The lodge amenities were most pleasant, including the outside fireplace and excellent bar.
Distance traveled to enjoy this facility: over 5,000 miles.
The cost of the experience: not inexpensive but the value was there
The chance to share this with your wife and son: PRICELESS.
We look forward to our return."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Like Coming Home,
February 25, 2015
By: MCFWEILER
from North Shore, MA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Competent and companionable
"Have been traveling to Rio Piedra since they first hung out their sign. A consistently first class operation that goes out of its way in attending to its guests' experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
memories,
February 25, 2015
By: RicPete
from Luverne, MN
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Unbelievable accommodations, staff, food, adult beverages, habitat, guides and dogs. All of these add up to memories of a life time. Thank you Rio Piedra Plantation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Outstanding Hunt,
February 23, 2015
By: Bob19421942
from Dallas, Texas
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Forest is always a fun guide.
"I have been hunting at Rio Piedra since 2004 and it just keeps getting better. I enjoy taking friends because I know they will be impressed. The food is outstanding and the accomadations are tops. Six of us had two days of great hunting and I always look forward to the next year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful Facility and great habitat,
February 21, 2015
By: perk
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Sift sheets, spacious cabin, friendly and professional staff, superb means, plenty of birds, it was an outstanding stay."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great hunting, food, and company,
February 19, 2015
By: Beanshooter
from Atlanta metro
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"A beautiful, very private,country lodge.
The staff was incredibly nice and accommodating.
Things happened according to schedule, so there was obviously a lot of work going on behind the scenes.
Birds were flying well, and their flight reminded me more of wild birds than at some plantations.
Great place, great people.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fun for dog people,
February 19, 2015
By: REMCGuest
from South Carolina
"I am not a hunter. I joined friends and business associates at Rio Piedra at a customer appreciation outing. I must say that I had a fabulous time. The lodge is tastefully done and very comfortable. The food was fantastic and the owners and their staff....could not ask for more gracious people. I loved watching the dogs work. It is easy to see that they love working. Thank you for the experience"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Consistently Outstanding,
February 18, 2015
By: MChanin
from Delray Beach, FL, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"My sons and I have been hunting at Rio P annually for several years. The hunting experience and the overall service level in the lodge and in the field is outstanding. Everyone at Rio P strives to make your experience a memorable one. We plan to return again next season."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great encore performance,
February 16, 2015
By: ChadtheQuailSlayer
from Bethesda, MD, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Outstanding. Exceeded expectations. See detailed comments above.
"I took my Father, brother and brother-in-law to Rio Piedra two years ago. It exceeded our expectations. We shot 256 birds in four hunts. I decided to treat them again two years later. We could only do it later in the season, so I was worried as to whether it would be as good. They did it again! We shot 245 birds even though we were 30 days from the end of the season. This time we also stayed in the lodge vs. in the stand alone cabin. The lodge turned out to be great too (made it even easier to get drinks from the bar when we were smoking cigars by the outdoor fireplace). The service and food once again were outstanding. It's tough to do strong encores. They knocked it out of the park"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes