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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 (249 reviews)
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245 of 249(98%)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
Only the Best,
January 30, 2015
By: MarkG
from Pa.
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5 / 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
Review 2 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great time,
January 30, 2015
By: whknw
from Samson, Alabama
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"I had a great time, the food, accommodations and hunting was second to none."
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 Time!!,
January 30, 2015
By: mikeappleman
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Enjoyed every aspect!
Great hunting, food, housing, hospitality and people. Would highly recommend. Will be back!
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
grand,
January 30, 2015
By: hogs
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5 / 5
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"The facility is wonderful and professionally run and very nice. I had a great time and would highly recommend to any one."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Superb Hunting/Hospitality,
January 29, 2015
By: LarryWilkerson
from Falls Church, VA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"This was my fourth time at Rio Piedra, with a colleague from Idaho, his son, and my son-in-law. Our foursome had a cabin that provided sup[erb accommodations, including a roaring fire. The hunting, as usual, was as good as it gets in today's world, and the hospitality and food were so excellent that "unsurpassed" would be an appropriate description. All four of us agree wholeheartedly that this is one of the best places to hunt Bobwhites left on the earth."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
3rd time is the charm,
January 29, 2015
By: FLman
from Sarasota, fl
"Our third family visit with our daughters. The cabin was great, perfect for four of us. The food was great too."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Unmatched experience,
January 28, 2015
By: DLW1
from Florida
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Highly skilled
"The best quail hunting experience possible. The food and accommodations are first class, the staff are friendly and welcoming and the hunting is unequalled anywhere. There is no finer quail hunting experience."
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 Experience,
January 28, 2015
By: Davidmsims
from Houston, TX
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"The hunting and accommodations are both great. The staff is safety-conscious and knowledgeable. Guides are experienced and helpful, and the dogs hard workers."
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 Time,
January 28, 2015
By: Hoving
from Oak Brook, IL, USA
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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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Excellent
"Just returned from our sixth annual quail hunting trip at Rio Piedra with our sons,food was great, enjoyable time was had by all."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
hunting quail with class,
January 28, 2015
By: Vdog
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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"we were treated special. Always accommodating us whenever we needed to adjust for rain or flights. The meals were excellent. The rooms
were very relaxing. We always enjoy the after supper outside fire to kick back and talk with the guests.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful experience,
January 28, 2015
By: rmmose
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Wonderful guide, wonderful man
"Just returned from our twelth consecutive visit at Rio Piedra. Obviously, we love it. Birds, lodging, guides and staff, food, everything is first class. And of course we have already signed up for 2016."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exceptional Quail Hunting Experience,
January 27, 2015
By: JT44
from Camilla, GA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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"I just returned from my second visit to Rio Piedra Plantation. I love coming here. I am an intermediate skilled hunter. The guides have helped me tremendously with an emphasis flushing coveys in a safe manner. Most dogs are excellent, but I would say that one hunt had a very inexperienced guide whose dogs were poorly trained. My other hunts were exceptional. The hospitality provided by the Annie and Bill's staff is exceptional. I look forward to my next 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
Incredible Overall Experience,
January 26, 2015
By: DeRose
from Denver, CO, USA
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Great guides and dog work
"I have been to Rio Piedra no less than 7 times in the last several years (some seasons twice).
I am seasoned upland hunter on almost exclusively natural habitat and birds in Kansas and Nebraska. The overall experience (hunting, lodging, meals, service) is without comparison in terms of private and preserve hunting."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great trip,
January 26, 2015
By: FloridaHunter
from Tallahassee, FL
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
"Outstanding service, guides, dogs and birds. I hope that someday Rio Piedra will upgrade their shooting range with automated wobblers and shooting stations."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful Experience,
January 26, 2015
By: Porters
from Camilla, GA, USA
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5 / 5
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"It was a journey out into the wilderness amongst pecan plantations and pine trees. We were two couples quail hunting for the first time. Annie and Bill treated us like their own special guests. The lodge was basic, simple but very accommodating. My friend and I were the only women, but felt comfortable, like we fit. The guides and dogs were very polite and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful experience and will recommend to others."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm sold on Rio Piedra,
January 24, 2015
By: bigriverrich
from Prescott, WI, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:He's a winner - I had a great time and his little spaniel Cash is the best.
"I checked another item off of my Bucket List with a Quail Hunt in the Deep South. Rio Piedra embodies Southern hospitality and the highest standard of guided hunting in classic quail hunting habitat.
Our hosts Annie and Bill delivered 5 star quality dining and lodging, supported by a hard-working team."
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 Trip,
January 23, 2015
By: HuntinFan4ever
"This was my first trip to hunt quail and I can't imagine how it could have been any better. Excellent lodging, guides, food, and lodge personnel. They made you feel right at home."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Go Elsewhere,
January 22, 2015
By: elmerfud
"I recently returned from a trip to rio piedra. Though I had been there in the past I was taken aback at the hosts inability to make us feel comfortable at the lodge. The hunting and food is great but that can be found at lots of other places as well. The bad part about it was that we were on a hunting trip with good friends and were treated like little kids. They imposed a curfew and prevented us from enjoying ourselves. If you are looking for a church retreat/quail hunt this is the spot. If you want to go, relax and kick back with your hunting buddies, move on."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? No
Review 19 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great,
January 21, 2015
By: kirkbobcat
from Plattsmouth, NE 68048, USA
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5 / 5
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Excellent
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"Had a great time."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Rio Piedra Plantation, GA
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
great hunting/poor hospitality,
January 20, 2015
By: wetfinger
from Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
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1 / 5
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"Went with 14 hunters early January 2015. I want to be honest in that the accommodations, food, quail hunt, and guides are exceptional. This is our 4th visit. Being a group of 14 men the first night 2 got a bit rowdy in the bar but apologized to the owners. They accepted it. The second night as we gathered around the outdoor fireplace away from the lodge the owner came up at 10:45 and told us to break up or he was calling the sheriff! Bill was in a complete rage. We were doing what was normal for a group of men at a hunting lodge; smoking cigars, drinking wine and spirits and chatting. There was no violence,no excessive noise, no rowdiness of any kind. In fact, there were several small groups of people unrelated to us who were hugging the stuffed animals and being noisy in the lodge. They were not reprimanded. The owner never explained his actions but instead cast a pall over the weekend. Imagine spending 30k and being treated like high school students! Now, one last comment: be careful of the nickel/dime creative billing upon check out."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? No