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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:
4.908 out of 5
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Rating Snapshot (271 reviews)
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267 of 271(99%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Review 1 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Time,
February 27, 2015
By: JMCJR1
from Moultrie, GA, USA
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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 2 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beyong Expectations,
February 25, 2015
By: AlaskaJohn
from Anchorage, AK, USA
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5 / 5
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 3 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Like Coming Home,
February 25, 2015
By: MCFWEILER
from North Shore, MA
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5 / 5
5 / 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 4 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
memories,
February 25, 2015
By: RicPete
from Luverne, MN
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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 5 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Outstanding Hunt,
February 23, 2015
By: Bob19421942
from Dallas, Texas
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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 6 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 7 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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5 / 5
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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 8 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 9 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
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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 10 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great encore performance,
February 16, 2015
By: ChadtheQuailSlayer
from Bethesda, MD, USA
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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
Review 11 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hunting with friends and associates,
February 16, 2015
By: muckluck
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Had a great trip at Rio. Piedra. They really know how to make a new group feel comfortable, providing a great atmosphere food and lodging to maximize the experience of sharing time with friends and associates on a hunt. We had some new enthusiastic hunters as well as a couple of non hunter observers who all were blown away with the experience Bill and Annie and all their crew at Rio Piedra provided"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Exceptional Again,
February 16, 2015
By: SMattis
from Camilla, GA, USA
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5 / 5
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"This was my 4th consecutive year visiting Rio Piedra. We take a number of customers to the plantation each year for the exceptional hunting and service. I have recommended Rio Piedra to several people and will continue to do so. First class in every way."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience!,
February 15, 2015
By: JohnGicic
from Iron City, GA 39859, USA
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:He is a great man and hunter. You will enjoy him.
"I have been four years. It is a joy to go! Simply awesome trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
another outstanding experience,
February 14, 2015
By: Blackshear
from Georgia, USA
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:check out process has definitely improved
"Just completed my 8th visit to Rio Piedra and scheduled two hunts for 2016 before leaving. Everything from food, lodging and staff is truly first class. The quail hunting is outstanding and so is my guide and his dogs."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
consistently great,
February 12, 2015
By: GAW3
from South Carolina
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5 / 5
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"4th trip. Quality hunts. Awesome food. Gracious hosts and staff. A real pleasure to visit. Consistently one of my favorite lodges."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Always Great,
February 10, 2015
By: JeffDG
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Very strong guide
"This is was our second trip. Great facilities, meals, guides and hunts. People are always friendly and helpful. We will be back."
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 hospitality and hunting,
February 10, 2015
By: dd48
from Orlando, FL, USA
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5 / 5
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"Second visit to the Plantation was as good as first. Great accomodations, food, and personnel. Bill and Annie (and Ellie) are the most amiable hosts. The guides and dogs are excellent. The rolling hunting fields are a real pleasure."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Lodge,
February 6, 2015
By: rich6666
"My fourth trip to Rio Piedra was fantastic. The hospitality, facilities, food, guides, dogs and fields continue to be at the highest level. Bill and Annie are wonderful hosts and you can't help but feel that they love what they are doing and that they are totally invested in making your stay and hunts more than you could expect. We are already planning our dates for next year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
What a day!,
February 2, 2015
By: Bill7734
from Cordele, GA 31015, USA
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5 / 5
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"Top of the line in every department! A fantastic experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Only the Best,
January 30, 2015
By: MarkG
from Pa.
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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"I have hunted all over the world, there is no place better then Rio piedra.
Warm people, great food and fast birds.
What else could you ask for
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes