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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:
4.934 out of 5
4.9
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Rating Snapshot (196 reviews)
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194 of 196(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
Superb Experience,
October 23, 2014
By: Mike62
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Forrest is a great gentleman
"The hunting, the dining, the lodge, the environment, the people, the accommodations, etc. were all superb. We will 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
Not a hair out of place!,
October 20, 2014
By: IdahoBound
from Ketchum, ID
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:All very polite and interesting.
"Gracious hosts. Attentive to every detail. Welcoming. Dogs superb. Guides excellent. Plenty of shooting. Lodge comfortable, warm and inviting. Food excellent. Do not have a bad thing to say. Would go back in a heart beat! Thank you."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Five Star Experience,
March 24, 2014
By: harleyhunter1
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:top knotch
"There are many places to hunt quail in the old southern tradition. There is only one place to experience this on a whole new level...
RIO PIEDRA!
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First Class Hunt!,
March 17, 2014
By: savannahdawg00
from Savannah, GA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Great service, incredible food and wonderful hunt. One of the best quail hunting trips I have had the pleasure of experiencing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Never disappoints,
March 15, 2014
By: Banksfamilyatm
from Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"This is the third time we have hosted customers to this Southern Georgia retreat. When you have Annie and Bill and there team backing you up our customers are always impressed with the lodging, food, hunting and general ambiance of the place."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Georgia quail hunting,
March 13, 2014
By: Quail28
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"After 20 years of quail hunting in Georgia at many of the best known lodges I have found the very best in Rio Piedra. The best in all categories;Fields,Guides Birds(some wild)Dogs,Lodge,Food and Hosts in Bill and Anne"
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 Hunt,
March 12, 2014
By: APEAmember
from Eufaula, AL, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Great guide, great dogs
"Excellent experience.
Great food, good fellowship, competent guides, and superb facilities."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great time,
March 12, 2014
By: BACNY
from ny
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Had a great time people were nice it was also nice to see the owners take an active interest in their clients. great staff all around."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic as usual,
March 12, 2014
By: AlexC7
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"This was our 7th year at Rio P and it was just as great as it's always been. Top notch hunting, truly great guides. Accommodations are superb. Can't wait for year eight!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hard to describe,
March 12, 2014
By: ccbass
from Painesville, OH, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Until you go and experience Rio it is going to be hard to believe anyone at how awesome it is, the lodge and cabin experience is truly five star- I can say I have never been anymore comfortable.
The quail hunting was so laid back and fun.
All in all it was one of the most relaxing weekends of my life- this place is for me and we are already booked for next year!
Thanks
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
4th Great trip to Rio Piedra,
March 12, 2014
By: ABeisel
from Auburn, AL, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"I would encourage everyone to put this on your Bucket List. Beautiful lodge and setting. Friendly staff. Tremendous guides and dogs. You will not believe how great the food is. Rio Piedra is WORLD CLASS in every way!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quail Quintessence,
March 12, 2014
By: curtis44520
from Cleveland, Ohio
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:The Best
"From the minute you arrive they handle everything. From the linens and the lodging to every meal you eat its top quality and nothing is missed. Guides are Perfect and the hunting is supreme. Nothing to add!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Delivers excellence,
March 10, 2014
By: UplandGolden
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:very solid, personable and professional
"Simply put, Rio Piedra delivers. Their attention to detail is what really creates their high level of distinction. Nothing is over looked. The dogs are fantastic, focused, driven and determined
Our guide was solid, food is fantastic, the atmosphere creates a comfort level and good camaraderie .
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great experience,
March 4, 2014
By: upyours1
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"This lodge ranks up there with the best. The entire staff is extremely friendly--true Southern hospitality!!
Birds fly well, great guides and dogs. I can highly recommend Rio Piedra and can't wait for next year.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Fun,
March 4, 2014
By: ChipperHolly
from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, 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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"Great food, Great hunting, Excellent service,nice clean rooms. Impressed by the others guests. Owners very personable, adapted our hunt for us to make it more enjoyable and fun. The owners and staff were always attentive to our needs and wants. Wonderful experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great trip!!,
March 2, 2014
By: Jason1979
from Columbus, GA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"I would like to thank Bill and his entire staff for putting on a great show. The property is exceptional and the guides along with the quail hunting experience is like no other. Thank you for a great time and we will definitely be back next year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
First Visit,
March 2, 2014
By: wahoostewjr
from Charlotte, NC, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"The lodging, food and hospitality are superb. The plantation is beautiful and well groomed. The quail shooting is just average for places like this. For the price I expected better. The guides, dogs and courses are all very good....but we saw only a few coveys (5 birds or more) and hunted mostly singles/doubles for two days. Perhaps this is owing to the lateness of the season....end of Feb....and they have stopped supplementing birds. This is a big time place, though, and if you are into the niceties of hunting, it's the place to go. If you are more into the pure hunting experience, perhaps you can do better."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? No
Review 18 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
First Rate,
March 2, 2014
By: streets
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Bo was by far the best guide our group experienced while there. Daylon also did a very nice job and perhaps had the best dogs
"Recent visit to Rio Piedra was very enjoyable. The hunting grounds were beautiful and full of birds. The lodge staff were extremely friendly and service oriented. If there was an area to refine it would be the consistency of the guides and dogs. They ranged from outstanding to very mediocre."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not Early Release Birds,
March 2, 2014
By: BillyBobQuail
from South Carolina
"The hunting is strictly stocked birds. Make no mistake, they stock every area to be hunted just prior to each hunt. A hunt area will include 3-4 "coveys" of about 6 birds each. You'll shoot the covey, follow up the singles, ,move to the next covey. Once you have done the 3-4 coveys in that area, you move by jeep to the next area. Typical hunt will hunt 3 areas. I have been to Rio Piedra twice and 7-8 other operations in the south Georgia area. Make no mistake, this is the very best "stocked bird" operatiion I have been to. Guides, owners, accomodations and meals are all 5 star."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Recent Trip,
February 28, 2014
By: vdandy
from Charlottesville, VA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Second time at Rio Piedra...another excellent visit!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes