Cahaba River WMA Reopens After Colonial Pipeline cleanup


The Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area has reopened following the completion of cleanup and remediation efforts associated with the Colonial Pipeline gasoline leak in September 2016.

The 35,559-acre WMA is located in Bibb and Shelby counties and offers both big and small game hunting opportunities. The reopened section includes the areas between Brantleyville and Glen Carbon, Alabama.

Cleanup and remediation efforts continue near the Cahaba River WMA Shooting Range, which remains closed until further notice. A reopening date for the shooting range will be announced in the future.

For more information about the WMA or shooting range, call the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries District III Office at 339-5716, or visit

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.