Discover Harris County Georgia Parks -Visit Big Bear Farm, Blanton Creek Park, Butts Mill Farm, Callaway Gardens and the Wild Animal Safari. Please call the parks for more info. Stay and Play in GA!
Big Bear Farm is a fully operational Horse farm,set on 420 rolling acres. Offers something for everyone. Host several equestrian shows per year, shows are free and open to the public. This facility served as a training site for both summer olympics and paralympic games.Open year round, call to arrange a visit or lessons. Phone: 706-663-4684 - Address: 865 Butts Mill Road, Pine Mountain Georgia 31822 - Directions: I-185, Exit 42 to US Hwy. 27.
Blanton Creek Park is a Georgia Power lake park. It is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Harding and near some of west Georgia's most popular attractions - Callaway Gardens, Little White House and Columbus attractions are all within a 30 minute drive. Blanton Creek Park offers boat ramp, nature trail, camping, picnicking, fishing and access to all sorts of water sports activities. 80% of the camping sites have visibility of water at Lake Harding. Comfort stations with washing machines, picnic areas, playground equipment. Two large pavillions for group picnics. Dump station available.
Phone: 706-643-7737 - Location: Lick Skillet Rd. at Lake Harding, Hamilton, GA 31811 Directions: Exit #25 off I-185 turn west. At the four way stop go straight for about 4.4 miles. Turn left at directional sign and follow to the park.
Butts Mill Farm is a restored 80-acre farm that welcomes tourists to relive the sights and sounds of a fully operational farm. General Public/Private parties/corporate events with food, dancing, karoke and music. Petting zoo, bird santuary, 2 playgrounds. Hayrides, pony rides, train rides, & horseback riding. Covered Bridge available for weddings. 18 Hole Miniature Golf, 30 ft. Tiger Slide. Open daily from 10 am - 5 pm. Phone: 706-663-7400 - Address: 2280 Butts Mill Rd., Pine Mountain Georgia 31822 - Directions: US 27 to Pine Mountain. Turn right on Butts Mill Road & go approximately 5 miles.
Callaway Gardens is a 13,000-acre attraction including a Discovery Center, Birds of Prey, Vegetable Garden, Butterfly and Horticultural Centers and more. Activities include golfing, fishing, tennis and gun club. The Resort offers 4 types of lodging, spa, many eateries and more than 100,000 sq.-ft. of space for meetings, retreats, and social events. Owned by the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, a charity committed to environmental education. The Gardens are open daily from 9 a.m. EST to 5 p.m. (may extend seasonally).
Phone: 800-225-5292, 706-663-2281 - Location: US Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000 Directions: Take I-85 South from Atlanta to I-185 South (exit 21). Continue south to US Hwy. 27 (exit 42). Follow Hwy. 27 South to Pine Mountain and the entrance to Fantasy In Lights. From the south on either I-85 or I-185, exit east on Hwy. 18 to GA Hwy. 354. Turn right onto US Hwy. 27 and proceed to the entrance of Fantasy In Lights
Wild Animal Safari is a magnificent 500-acre Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari. It offers a unique, hands-on safari experience. Visitors can see, touch and feed hundreds of exotic animals from around the world. Animals have come from as far away as Africa, India, Australia, Europe, South America as well as from North America. Open daily at 10:00am every day except Christmas. Phone: 800-367-2751 - Address: 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain Georgia 31822 Directions: Atl: I-85 S, Exit 21 (I-185 S) to Exit 42,left US 27 S. Go 7 mi. Right on Oak Grove Rd, 2 miles on left