Georgia Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Georgia? View Georgia parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Allatoona Lake, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Atlanta, 45 miles north on I-75 to Exit 290, east on GA 20, south on GA 20 Spur to the dam and visitor center. Phone (678) 721-6700 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds MCKASKEY CREEK CG MCKINNEY CAMPGROUND OLD HWY 41 NO 3 PAYNE CAMPGROUND-ALLATOONA LAKE SWEETWATER CG UPPER STAMP CREEK CG VICTORIA CAMPGROUND COOPER’S FURNACE DAY USE AREA (GA) RIVERSIDE PARK DAY USE AREA (GA) GALT’S FERRY DAY USE AREA (GA) COOPER BRANCH No 2 DAY USE AREA (GA) SWEETWATER DAY USE AREA (GA) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Allatoona

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Andersonville National Historic Site, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Andersonville National Historic Site is located in southwest Georgia. The park is approximately 12 miles north of Americus and 11 miles south of Montezuma on GA-49. Phone (229) 924-0343 Activities AUTO TOURING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Andersonville National Historic Site Official Website Andersonville National Historic Site Map The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation’s history.

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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions To Augusta Canal Discovery Center (1450 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901): From I-20 Exit 200, turn left onto GA-104/Riverwatch Parkway (signs for Downtown Augusta). In approximately 4.5 miles, use the right lane to take the ramp to Downtown Augusta/Medical District. Continue straight onto Greene Street. Continue for approximately 0.4 miles. Enterprise Mill and the Discovery Center will be on your right. Phone 706-823-0440 / 1-888-659-8926 Activities BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Official Website Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Map The Augusta Canal helped usher the Industrial Revolution into the American South. Built in 1845 as a source of power, water, and transportation, the canal today

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Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Banks Lake NWR is located in Lanier County, one mile west of Lakeland, GA, along GA Hwy 122. Phone 912-496-7836 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in Lanier County, near Lakeland, GA, as part of a much larger blackwater system. The refuge was established in 1985 for the protection and conservation of this unique environment as well as migratory and resident wildlife. Banks Lake is natural pocosin or sink of ancient geologic origin. The refuge contains a variety of habitat types including 1,500 acres of marsh, 1,549 acres of cypress swamp, and 1,000 acres of open water. Facilities at

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Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Blackbeard island is accessible only by boat. Transportation to the island is not provided by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Arrangements for trips to the refuge can be made at Shellman’s Bluff. To reach Shellman’s Bluff, travel south from Savannah on U.S. 17 for approximately 51 miles to Shellman Bluff Road which terminates at Shellman Bluff on the Julienton River. A public boat ramp on Harris Neck NWR (Barbour River Landing) may also be used as a launching site for trips to the island. The Refuge Headquarters and dock are located on the Blackbeard Creek side of the island at the following coordinates 31.48934 -81.209645. Phone 912-652-4415 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia

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Blackbeard Island Wilderness, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Click here to see where Blackbeard Island Wilderness is on a map. Blackbeard Island is accessible only by boat. Transportation to the island is not provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Arrangements for trips to the refuge can be made through local boat captains and marinas. Please contact the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex headquarters at (912)652-4415 or savannahcoastal@fws.gov for more information. A public boat ramp on Harris Neck NWR (Barbour River Landing) may also be used as a launching site for trips to the island. From the Barbour River ramp, Blackbeard Island NWR is 18 nautical miles. Phone (843) 784-2468 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Blackbeard Island Wilderness Map Blackbeard Island Wilderness The

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Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Located in middle Georgia, Bond Swamp NWR is six miles south of Macon. In Macon, take I-75 to I-16 East to Exit 6, Route 23/129 South. Go 4.2 miles to the Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge sign at the Stone Creek entrance on the right. The Bond Swamp NWR visitor center is located at Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge in Jones County, Georgia, approximately 30 miles north of Macon. In Macon, take I-75 north to Exit 171, GA 87/US 23/Riverside Drive, go north approximately 14 miles to Juliette Road. Turn east on Juliette Road and follow signs to the visitor center. Phone 478-986-5441 Activities FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Bond Swamp National

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Carters Lake, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions From North East Atlanta; I-575 North to Carters Lake Exit. Follow signs to desired project locations. From North Atlanta; I-75 North to Exit 293 then Right on Hwy 136. Follow signs to desired project locations. From Chattanooga TN. I-75 South to Exit 336. Phone (706) 334-2248 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds DOLL MT. CAMPGROUND WOODRING CAMPGROUND WOODRING DAY USE AREA SHELTER REREG DAM DAY USE AREA SHELTER NORTHBANK DAY USE AREA SHELTER DAMSITE DAY USE AREA SHELTER DOLL MOUNTAIN DAY USE AREA SHELTER Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Carters Lake Website Carters Lake Photo Album Carters Lake Map Virtual

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Chattahoochee River National, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions To find the Island Ford Visitor Center enter the physical address, 8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, into your GPS unit or your favorite map software. Once you have arrived at the park entrance turn onto Island Ford Parkway and follow the signs to the park headquarters. Phone (678) 538-1200 Activities BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Official Website Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Map Today the river valley attracts us for so many reasons. Take a solitary walk to enjoy nature™s display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a

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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds WILLIS KNOB HORSE CAMP LAKE WINFIELD SCOTT REC NANCYTOWN GROUP CAMPGROUND POCKET PICNIC SHELTER MORGANTON POINT LAKE RABUN BEACH RECREATION AREA LAKE RUSSELL RECREATION AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Ball Field Dispersed Camping Area Dry Creek Equestrian Trailhead Keown Falls Picnic Area and Trailhead Angel Falls Trailhead Hemlock Falls Hiking Trailhead Raven Cliffs Trailhead Toccoa River Sandy Bottoms Recreation Area Springer Mountain Trailhead Helton Creek Falls Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Recreation – Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Recreation Activities – A comprehensive list of all recreation opportunities across the national forest, grouped by type of activity or by Ranger District. Frequently Asked Questions – Got questions

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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-75, take exit 350 onto Battlefield Parkway (GA HWY 2) and continue to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and LaFayette Road. Turn left onto LaFayette Road and continue for approximately 1 mile. The visitor center will be on the right. From I-24, take exit 180 onto Rossville Boulevard (US HWY 27). Continue south to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway. Drive through the intersection, continuing on the LaFayette Road. The visitor center will be on the right. Phone (706) 866-9241 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Official Website Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Map In 1863, Union

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Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Driving Directions To reach the visitor center from Interstate 95: ¢ Take Exit 3 for US 40 ¢ Take US 40 East toward Historic Downtown St. Marys ¢ US 40 becomes Osborne Rd. Continue on until you reach the waterfront ¢ Turn right on St. Marys Rd ¢ The visitor center will be two blocks down on your left (113 St. Marys St W, St Marys GA 31558) Phone (912) 882-4336 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Cumberland Island National Seashore Camping Permits Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Cumberland Island National Seashore Official Website Cumberland Island National Seashore Map St Marys is the gateway to Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island. Here

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Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions South on I 95 to U.S. 17: Exit 38 and Left onto Spur 25. Follow Spur 25 until U.S. 17. Take a right on U.S. 17 (south). North on I 95 to U.S. 17: Exit 29 and Right onto U.S. 17. From US 17: Take Causeway to St. Simons Island. Take first left onto Sea Island Rd. Go 1.5 miles to third traffic light, and Left onto Frederica Road. Follow Frederica Road for two miles (take second right off roundabout). The park entrance 300 yards past Christ Church. Phone (912) 638-3630 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Fort Frederica National Monument Official Website Fort Frederica National Monument Map Georgia’s fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British

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Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate I-95, take Exit 99 onto Interstate I-16 East (James L Gillis Memorial Hwy) for 7 miles. Take Exit 164A onto Interstate I-516 East toward US-80 East. Take Exit 3 (US-17 S/US-80 E) toward US-80 East. Turn left onto Ocean Highway, Ogeechee Rd (US-17 N, US-80 East). Bear right onto West Victory Drive (US-80 East). Continue on US-80 East for 13 miles. GPS Coordinates for Fort Pulaski National Monument: N32° 01.680 W080° 53.525 Phone (912) 786-5787 Activities BIKING, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Fort Pulaski National Monument Official Website Fort Pulaski National Monument Map For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States™ main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil

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George W. Andrews Lake, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions In Dothan take 431 north to Abbeville (27 miles). In Abbeville take Hwy. 10 East to Ft. Gaines, GA. In Ft. Gaines take Hwy 39 north, go 2 miles. ACF/Walter F. George Resource Site building is on the left. Phone (912) 768-2516 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas George W. Andrews Lake Website Lake George W. Andrews is named for George William Andrews, who was born in Clayton, Alabama in 1906 and served as a United States Representative from 1944 until his death in 1971. The project was originally named the Columbia Lock and Dam and was renamed for Congressman Andrews in 1972. Lake George

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Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions 20 miles east of Sapelo Island, Georgia Phone (912) 598-2345 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, DIVING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Map Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Twitter page Modern day Gray’s Reef comprises one of the largest nearshore sandstone reefs in the southeastern United States. Named in recognition of Milton B. Gray, a biological collector and curator at the University of Georgia Marine Institute, who studied the area during the 1960s, it’s located 32 kilometers (17.5 nautical miles) off Sapelo Island, Georgia. Sanctuary boundaries protect 17 square miles of open ocean. Sandstone outcroppings and

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Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Harris Neck NWR is located in McIntosh County, Georgia, 5 miles north of Eulonia and 50 air miles south of the port city of Savannah. To reach Harris Neck, take Exit 67 off I-95 and travel south on U.S. 17 for approximately one mile, then east on Harris Neck Road for seven miles to the main entrance gate. Phone 912-832-4608 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge Harris Neck NWR was established in 1962 by transfer of federal lands formerly managed by the Federal Aviation Administration as a WWII Army airfield. Located in McIntosh County, Georgia, the refuge serves as

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Hartwell Lake, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions The dam is located just off of U.S. Hwy 29 on the South Carolina/Georgia border. The Hartwell Operation’s Managers Office and Visitor Center is located one mile past the dam on the Georgia side (or 5 miles north of Hartwell, Georgia). Phone (706) 856-0300 or 888-893-0678 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds BIG OAKS BROYLES CONEROSS PARK CRESCENT ELROD FERRY OCONEE POINT PAYNES CREEK(HARTWELL LAKE) POPLAR SPRINGS RIVER FORKS SINGING PINES SPRINGFIELD TWELVE MILE TWIN LAKES (SC) WATSADLER WELDON ISLAND TWIN LAKES DAY USE AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Lake Hartwell Camping and Cabins Hartwell Marina Big Water

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Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains High School Museum and Visitor Center is located in Plains, Georgia. The address is 300 North Bond Street. The zip code is 31780 Phone (229) 824 – 4104 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Official Website Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Map Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church and school, had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States.

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Kennesaw Mountain NBP is fairly spread out with multiple parking lots. Many visitors begin their visit at the Visitor Center located at 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr. and orient themselves to the park with Ranger or Volunteer. For more detailed directions, please see link below. Phone (770) 427-4686 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Official Website Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Map Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Although most famous as a Civil

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Lake Sidney Lanier, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-985/Buford Take GA Hwy 20 West, from GA 400/Cumming, take Ga Hwy 20 East, to North on Suwanee Dam Road. Go three miles and go left on Buford Dam Road. The Visitor Center is one mile down on the right. Phone (770) 945-9531 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds BALD RIDGE CREEK BOLDING MILL DUCKETT MILL OLD FEDERAL SAWNEE VAN PUGH SOUTH CAMPGROUND Toto Creek Campground Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Habersham Marina Gainesville Marina Lake Sidney Lanier Website Bald Ridge Creek Marina Sunrise Cove Holiday On Lanier Port Royale Marina Lake Sidney

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions The park is accessible via public transportation and by car. Phone (404) 331-5190 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Official Website Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Map A young boy grows up in a time of segregation¦A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement¦This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change.

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Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Drive on I-75 to Macon. Exit I-75 onto I-16 east (exit on left) . Get off I-16 at exit 2 (Coliseum Drive), take a left under the highway and proceed to where Coliseum Dr. ends at Emery Highway. Turn right on Emery Highway and proceed to the third light. Our entrance is on the right side of the road. Phone (478) 752-8257 Activities BIKING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Official Website Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Map Welcome to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. This park is a prehistoric American Indian site. American Indians first came here during the Paleo-Indian period hunting Ice Age mammals. Many different American

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Okefenokee NWR has 3 primary and 2 secondary entrances. The main entrance is located 11 miles southwest of Folkston, GA off Highway 121/23, 912-496-7836. The west entrance is located 17 miles east of Fargo, GA off Highway Spur 177, 912-637-5274. The north entrance is located 8 miles south of Waycross, Ga off Highway 1, 912-283-0583. Secondary entrances are located at Kingfisher Landing, off Highway 1 north of Folkston, and the Suwannee River Sill, accessed from Highway Spur 177 east of Fargo. Phone 912-496-7836 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Okefenokee NWR, located about

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Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-75, 30 miles north of Macon, take exit 186 Juliette Road. Drive 18 miles east from the interstate to the refuge. Or from Hwy 11 between Gray and Monticello, take Juliette Road west 3 miles to the refuge office and visitor center. Phone 478-986-5441 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Piedmont NWR is primarily an upland forest dominated by loblolly pine on the ridges with hardwoods found along the creek bottoms and in scattered upland coves. Clear streams and beaver ponds provide ideal wetland habitat for waterfowl and other wetland dependent species. Today the forest and native wildlife populations have been restored from what was

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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina and is 1/2 miles west of Hilton Head Island off of U.S. Highway 278. The island is bounded by Skull Creek (the Intracoastal Waterway) on the east, Mackay Creek on the west, and its northern tip faces Port Royal Sound. From I-95, take SC Exit 8 east towards Hilton Head Island approximately 16 miles to the entrance gate on the left. Phone 912-832-4608 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Pinckney Island NWR, established December 4, 1975, was once included in the plantation of Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a prominent lawyer active in South Carolina politics from 1801 to 1815. Few traces

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Richard B. Russell Lake, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Georgia / South Carolina border, 20 miles east of Elberton, GA, and 8 miles west of Calhoun, SC off US 72. Phone (706) 213-3400 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Richard B. Russell Lake Website Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association Richard B. Russell Lake Photo Album Richard B. Russell Lake Hunting Map “Ole Dan Tucker was a grand ole man; He washed his face in a fryin’ pan; Combed his hair with a wagon wheel; Died with a tooth ache in

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Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions The reserve is seven and half miles northeast of Darien, Ga. Phone 912-485-2251 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Website National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Sapelo Island, GA Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Facebook page Located midway on the Georgia coastline on the eastern fringe of McIntosh County, Sapelo Island is defined by the Sapelo River to the north, the waters of Doboy Sound to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Duplin River to the west. The 16,500 acre island is the 4th largest barrier island in the

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Walter F. George Lake, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions In Dothan take 431 north to Abbeville (27 miles). In Abbeville take Hwy. 10 East to Ft. Gaines, GA. In Ft. Gaines take Hwy 39 north, go 2 miles. ACF/Walter F. George Resource Site building is on the left. Phone (229) 768-2516 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds BLUFF CREEK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Chewalla Creek Marina Walter F. George Lake Website There are 13 Corps of Engineers day use parks and 4 campgrounds on Walter F. George Lake, a great place to camp, fish, boat and picnic. Enjoy the

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Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Wassaw NWR is accessible only by boat. Both Wassaw and Pine Island are open to the public during daylight hours – other upland areas are closed. Transportation to the refuge must be arranged by the visitor. Several local marinas in the Savannah area (skidaway Island and Isle of Hope) and a public boat ramp adjacent to the Skidaway Island bridge can serve as launching sites for trips to Wassaw. Phone 912-652-4415 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Wassaw Island, one of Georgia’s coastal barrier islands, was designated a National Wildlife Refuge on October 20, 1969. Unlike many of Georgia’s Golden Isles, little development and few management practices have modified Wassaw’s primitive character. The

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West Point Lake, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions From Atlanta, take I-85 S to Exit 14 into LaGrange. From LaGrange take US 29 South 16 miles, the visitor center is on the right. From Auburn/Opelika take I-85 N to Georgia exit 2. Go left then go right on US 29N. The visitor center is on the left. Phone (706) 645-2937 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds AMITY HOLIDAY R SHAEFER HEARD WHITETAIL RIDGE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas West Point Lake Photo Album Southern Harbor West Point Lake Map Highland Marina West Point Lake Website Fishing is probably the most popular activity on West Point

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Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Camping & Hiking

Directions Wolf Island NWR is located approximately 12 miles off the coast of Darien, Georgia in McIntosh County. Due to the limited amount of uplands the refuge is closed to allow wildlife to use these areas undisturbed. Visitors must make their own arrangements to reach the saltwater areas of the refuge. Marinas in the Darien, Georgia area may offer such transportation. Phone 912-652-4415 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Georgia Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Georgia Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Georgia Recreation Areas Wolf Island NWR, located approximately 12 miles off the coast of Darien, Georgia in McIntosh County, was established on April 3, 1930 to provide protection and habitat for migratory birds. The barrier island refuge consists of Wolf Island and two smaller islands, Egg and Little Egg. Over 75% of the

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