Baldwin County and City Parks - Visit the Baldwin State Forest, Bartram Forest, Rocky Creek Park on Lake Sinclair and more. Stay and Play in Georgia!
Baldwin State Forest - Amenities: 2,113 acre tract of land located in Baldwin and Wilkinson counties. It has ponds totaling 54 acres were designated a public fishing area and managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Phone: 478-445-5164
Bartram Forest - Park Amenities: Hiking and bike trails, camping by appointment, and bird watching. Phone: 478-445-5164 - Georgia Forestry Commission
History: The first great naturalists in colonial America were John Bartram (1699-1777) and his son William Bartram (1739-1823). Together and separately they traveled throughout the eastern parts of America documenting native plants with drawings and written descriptions.
In his book Travels (1791) William Bartram describes crossing the Oconee River and traveling across what is now the southern part of Baldwin County, Georgia. In these travels he crossed the land of Baldwin State Forest. In deciding what to name the educational component of the Baldwin State Forest it was decided by the to honor the works and history of these pioneer naturalists with hopes of continuing their spirit of exploration, learning, and sharing with others.
Central Park - Tatnall Street - Park Amenities: Playground, picnic tables and baseball/softball fields.
Rocky Creek Park on Lake Sinclair - Park Amenities: Maintained by the Georgia Power Company, Rocky Creek Park at Lake Sinclair offers day use of picnic tables and grills on a first-come-first-serve basis. The park also has a beach and swimming area, fishing dock, and boat ramp. A pavillion is available to rent by contacting the park. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm - Location: Rocky Creek Road, Milledgeville Georgia 31061 - Phone: Toll free at 800-653-1804 and 478-453-0022 Directions: From Milledgegville, take Hwy 22 E. Turn left onto Lake Laurel Rd. Follow signs to Rocky Creek Park.
Walter B. Williams Park - Park Amenities: A walking and running track, softball fields, playground, and basketball courts. The park often hosts regional sporting tournaments. Walter B. Williams park has a banquet room, outdoor pavilion, and gazebo available for rent. Also features outdoor restrooms and playground. Phone: 478-445-0785 - Location: GA Hwy. 22 W., Milledgeville Georgia 31061 Directions Hwy 22, West of the city of Milledgeville