Explore Presidential Pathways ADA Accessible Outdoor Places
Visit beautiful Carver Park Lake, Georgia Veterans State Park, Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center and Aquarium, Columbus Riverwalk and more.
Public Fishing Areas and Lakes
Big Lazer Creek Public Fishing Area in Talbot County Size: 195 acres Fish: Bass, bluegill, bream, redear sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish Lake Facilities: Fishing pier with wheelchair access, concrete boat ramp, restrooms and primitive camping. Fee: Anglers 16 or older must have: a state fishing license plus WMA stamp; honorary fishing license; or one day fishing license Open: All year from sunrise to sunset Restrictions: Outboard motors permitted at idle speed only. Check fishing regulations for creel and size limits; no live bait minnows are allowed. All fishermen are required to have a valid Wildlife Management Area stamp in addition to a fishing license. Outboard motors permitted at idle speed only. Contact Information Owner: Wildlife Resources Division, Ga. Dept. of Natural Resources Phone: 706-845-4180 Address: Manchester Fisheries Office, 601 third Avenue, Manchester, GA 31816 - Directions: Approximately 7 miles northeast of Talbotton, 1 mile north of Pobiddy Road on Bunkham Road
Carver Park Lake in Muscogee County Size: 12 acres Fish: Bass, bream, channel catfish and crappie - Lake Facilities: Bank fishing only, restrooms, picnic tables, snacks, trails, gymnasium, swimming pool, accessible to persons with disabilities - Fee: No special fees Open: All year, from sunrise until 11 pm - Restrictions: Fishing is from the bank only.
Contact Information Owner: City of Columbus Parks and Recreation Dept. Phone: 706-653-4189 - Address: P. O. Box 1340 Columbus, GA 31902 - Directions: On Hunter Rd off Schataulga Rd near Ft. Benning
Thomaston City Lake in Upson County Size: 3 acres Fish: Channel catfish, bass and bream - Fee: No special fees - Open: Monday and Thursday only, 5 am until 11 pm, April 1 through October - Restrictions: This managed pond is open to senior and disabled citizens only. Pond is open from April 1 through September 30 only. Contact Information Owner: City of Thomaston Phone: 706-647-9691 - Address: Recreation Dept., P. O. Box 672 Thomaston, GA 30286 - Directions: On U.S. Hwy 19 North within the city limits of Thomaston
Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites are committed to making facilities and programs accessible to everyone. All lodges have accessible rooms, meeting facilities and restaurants. Most parks offer accessible cottages, campsites, fishing piers, nature trails and picnic areas. Since degrees of accessibility vary among the sites, visitors may find it helpful to call the park or historic site they plan to visit to ensure their needs can be met. Overnight guests should be specific about needs when making reservations.
F. D. Roosevelt State Park - ADA Access Ammenities: Campsites with comfort station, cottage and museum. Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm. Phone: 706-663-4858 - Address: 2970 GA Hwy. 190, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Florence Marina State Park - ADA Access Ammenities: Campsites with comfort station, cottage, museum and restroom. Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm. Phone: 229-838-6870 Address: Route 1, Box 36, Omaha, GA 31821
Georgia Veterans State Park - ADA Access Ammenities: Campsites with comfort station, cottage, lodge, museum and restroom. Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm. Phone: 229-276-2371 at 8 am - 5 pm - Address: 2459-A U.S. Hwy. 280 W, Cordele, GA 31015
Providence Canyon Conservation Park - ADA Access Ammenities: Museum and restroom. Park Days and Hours - Mid-Sep to mid-April at 7 am - 6 pm or dark, and mid-April to mid-Sep 14 at 7 am - 9 pm or dark. Phone: 229-838-6202 at 8 am - 5 pm - Address: 8930 Canyon Road, Lumpkin , GA 31815
Wetland Habitat & Regional Fisheries Center and Aquarium
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is a wetland habitat and nature discovery center for outdoor education, research and wildlife observation. Call for groups. Open: Our building and trails are open 9-5 Monday through Friday. The gates to the Environmental Learning Center are closed on weekends unless programs are scheduled. Free admission.Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired - Phone: 706-687-4090 Address: 3535 S. Lumpkin Rd., Columbus, GA 31901
Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center and Aquarium has a pavilion area, boardwalk, fish health center and aquarium that allows visitors to see fish, American alligators and snapping turtles. Free admission.Open: Daily 8 am - 4 pm. Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 706-655-3382 – Address: 5308 Spring St., Warm Springs, GA
Parks & Educational Garden
Airport Road Playground and Fitness Area - Amenities: A 1/2 mile rubberized walking trail and a large play structure designed for children ages 2 to 12. The park offers a handicap accessible playground, fitness stretching stations, picnic tables and benches. Children especially enjoy climbing on the free standing dinosaurs! The holiday season is kicked off each year with the Festival of Lights holiday event here. The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with fun activities for children and Santa always makes an appearance just to see each child and hear their holiday wishes. The parks spectacular light displays can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. Phone: 770-467-4750 - Location: Barry Whatley Drive and Airport Road, Griffin, GA
AMBUCS Park - Amenities: A tot lot playground, a handicap accessible playground, tot lot playground, 5 baseball fields, a batting cage, a picnic pavilion, a concessions-restroom building and recreation gymnasium. Phone: 770-467-4750 - Address: 1110 Highfalls Road, Griffin, GA
Columbus Riverwalk is along the scenic banks of the Chattahoochee. This 15-mile linear park is a favorite spot in town for walking, cycling, skating and fishing. Open: Daily 5a.m.-11p.m. Free. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Phone: 706-653-4000 Address: Bay Ave and 11 St., Columbus, GA 31901
University of Georgia Research and Education Garden is a 65-acre garden that offers a look at new approaches to environmental gardening. Open: Visitors may take a self guided tour of the garden on weekdays (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (May through September). Groups may visit/tour the Demonstration Gardens. Please contact us to arrange a date/time, and for more information contact Susan Thornhill. Free admission. Amenities: Parking and Restrooms. Phone: 770-233-6107 - Address: Georgia Station, 1109 Experiment Sr., Griffin, GA