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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:
4.936 out of 5
4.9
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216 of 218(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
Consistent Excellence,
December 11, 2014
By: Ironside
from Upstate, SC
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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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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"Our most recent trip was as excellent as the previous two. Great guide, good dog work and strong-flying birds. The folks at Rio Piedra have forgotten more than most people will ever know when it comes to making guests feel welcome and valued. They truly understand how to run a "hospitality" business. As for the accomodations and staff, absolutely second to none."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Simply First Class!,
December 10, 2014
By: JLK1
from Macon, GA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Excellent
"Rio Piedra is simply a first class establishment. No detail is left untouched. From the check in until my departure, every detail was looked after and was presented in a fashion that had me wanting to stay longer and experience more. Our guide, Mark Davis, is as good as they come. His dogs were exceptional and the number of birds was outstanding. The food is as good as you will get anywhere. I have already booked a return trip to take my two boys! It was also a great experience to have the owners so involved with the day to day running of the business. Bill and Annie, in my opinion, are the reason that the details are looked after."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Quail Hunt,
December 8, 2014
By: Relluf
from Atlanta, GA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
Excellent
"I brought the family down (5 men) to hunt for our second visit. The second day the hunting was incredible with our guide Bo Taylor. We had so many points we couldn't get all the birds picked up. The birds flew well. Not so good with Corey who seemed to be more interested in the dogs and walking the roads instead of searching out birds. The facilities are fabulous and the service excellent. Well worth the price."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent,
December 7, 2014
By: Ejwitman
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"From the food to the hunt an A1 experience. But what makes this place, is the family feel from cook, servers, guides, and yes the host and hostess themselves. Even the princess, Ellie the English Spaniel, is a welcome greeter as well as a flusher. Do not miss this experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great day in Camilla,
December 5, 2014
By: NJQ123
from Atlanta, GA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"I just returned from my third consecutive year hunting at Rio Piedra in Camilla, Georgia. The experience was once again exceptional. The quality of the quail hunting was fantastic, the dog work was excellent and the birds flew very well. The evenings bring great fellowship coupled with excellent cuisine and drink. The staff, from the hunting guides to the chef and servers, make you feel at home. Rio Piedra is this: Excellent hunting, great food and drink, all in a relaxed and rustic environment with very friendly owners and staff. The perfect combination.
I have hunted throughout south Georgia for 30 years. Rio Piedra is as fine an experience as I have ever had. You will enjoy it very much."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Expectations Met,
December 4, 2014
By: catchafallingstar
from Charlotte, NC
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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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Easy and comfortable
"All Expectations Met. Nicely done-Comfortable. Excellent trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding Experience,
December 4, 2014
By: BusinessTrip
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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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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"Had the opportunity to experience my first quail hunt at RPP and it was an unblievable memory! Everything was top notch - lodging, food, guides, dogs, etc. Trying to find another chance to get back before the season ends!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First Class Quail Hunting Experience,
December 4, 2014
By: wfad
from Ga
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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Dog performance based on breed
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Additional Thoughts:Great Guide - great dogs!
"This is a first class operation! Our quide Brad was excellent and the owner Bill has put together a GREAT TEAM that made for a GREAT 1st time 2 day hunting experience quail hunting in south GA.
Staff, quides, dogs, accommodations, food were all GREAT! Looking forward to the next trip!
"
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 Weekend,
December 1, 2014
By: Charles12345
from New York, NY, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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"A great experience for first timers. They made us feel very welcome."
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 fun,
November 28, 2014
By: Mikey2014
from Cocoa Beach
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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"Hospitality and hunting are 10/10
Had a great time, hope to be back
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable,
November 27, 2014
By: catchafallingstar
from Charlotte, NC
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Excellent Guide
"Exceptional experience in a comfortable setting and surroundings. Easily Recommended .
Last visited in March 2014 and visiting again in December 2014.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience!,
November 22, 2014
By: Ron99
from Hollis NH
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"It is hard to imagine a better hunting experience. The accommodations, staff, food, guides and dogs were all excellent and made for a superb 2 days of hunting. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to others; it is 'top draw' in my book."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First time at Rio,
November 15, 2014
By: Bugeye
from North Myrtle Beach, SC, 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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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Dustin was a gentleman. Did a great job. Kept a good hunting pace.
"They do it right. The hunting and accommodations leave nothing to desire. Already booked for next year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
first quail trip to GA,
November 14, 2014
By: c5c1
from austin, TX
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"I had a great time. A lot of birds, the food was excellent, the staff very courteous and the accomodations top shelf. In addition, the setting and cabins were very relaxing and peaceful. would highly recommend Rio Piedra."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience,
November 14, 2014
By: PWJR
from Atlanta, GA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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This customer did not provide a text review.
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
An experience to remember!,
November 12, 2014
By: Bince
from Port Orange, FL, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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"This was our first visit to Rio Piedra. While every aspect of the experience was very good, it was the quality of the dog work ( a reflection on the trainer, Brad Griffin), that exceeded our expectations. His dogs were very well trained and stylish in their work. The English Cockers were a hoot to watch and excellent retrievers. I don't think we left any downed birds in the woods. Speaking of the piney woods, the grounds were very well cared for and ideal for quail hunting. Our guide, Brad, was very professional and I would hunt with him anytime. The accommodations were very nice and the décor of the lodge was beautiful. The food was very good and plentiful. Our only regret was that we didn't get to meet the owners, Bill and Annie who are responsible for making Rio Piedra a quail hunting experience to remember."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Hunt,
November 10, 2014
By: Michael58
from Jasper, IN
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"The food and accommodations were "top shelf" indeed! The hunting, guides, and transportation to and from the field were excellent. All in all, Rio Piedra was a very well ran and staffed hunting lodge/operation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Southern Hospitality At Its Finest,
November 3, 2014
By: Shooter60
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Excellent and knowledgeable
"This was our first visit, but it won't be the last. The shooting and accommodations are excellent. The lodge is beautifully appointed and very inviting at the end of a long day in the field and the food is great. The field staff is very knowledgeable and work hard with their dogs to insure that you get plenty of shooting. This is quail hunting at its best."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meeting Expectations,
October 30, 2014
By: RECameron
from Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 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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4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Excellent
"Heading towards 80 years of life, 60+ years of upland hunting, I've earned the right to hunt at the best. I just did! Thank you, R"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding,
October 28, 2014
By: Burnett
from Orange City, Fl.
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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5 / 5
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"My daughter and I spent a day and a half at Rio Piedra. We had a wonderful hunt both days. The lodge and rooms are beyond excellent. The food was outstanding and would rival many top of the line food places. Our guide Stetson Beasly was excellent. I can't say enough about Rio Piedra!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes