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Fishing at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Lakes, River, Fish Farm and Boat Landing
Altamaha River - The Altamaha River flows from the merging of the Ocmulgee and Oconee rivers, forming the largest free flowing river in Georgia. The Altamaha hosts a variety of sporting activities, ranging from bank and boat fishing, to canoeing and leisure boating, to tournament angling. The Altamaha River is considered the premier largemouth bass fishing river in Southeast Georgia. There are five boat landings in Appling County, Deen's Landing, Morris Landing, Davis Landing, Eason's Landing and Carter's Bight Landing. Plenty of parking and restrooms available. The 13,883 acre Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area provides hunting for deer, turkey, and small game. Located near Deen's Landing and Falling Rocks Park on the Altamaha River. For additional information call 912-426-5267. Phone: For Altamaha River 912-367-7731 - Visit Altamaha River
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Elliott Wildlife Center Recreation - This 6,400-acre center, managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, offers a variety of activities and programs. This beautiful area is centrally located in the state in a beautiful wooded setting near Mansfield, Georgia. It is easily accessible from Atlanta, Athens and Macon. Phone: 770-784-3059 Address: 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, Ga. 30055
Lake Lindsay Grace - Enjoy fishing, boating and water sports. The lake is open all year from sunrise to sunset. Fish species are Bluegill, Bass, Crappie. No race boats are allowed.
Open: Daily. Free admission. Amenities: Boat Ramp, Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-579-6475 – Address: 1167 Griffis Rd., Screven, GA 31560 - Directions: Lake Lindsay Grace is located on GA Hwy 99, 5 miles west of the intersection of GA Hwy 99 and 84 near Jesup.
Lake Mayers - Visit this 170-acre lake with fishing, boating, swimming and water sports. Public beach area, picnic shelters, tables and grills. Lake Mayers offers fishing for largemouth bass, bream and crappie. The lake is open year round from sunrise to sunset daily. Access is available from the bank or by boat via two concrete ramps at the Public Recreation Area. Other activities included swimming, skiing and picnicking. Restrooms are available. Anyone interested in fishing Lake Mayers should consult with local guides and resources before heading out to fish. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Parking and restrooms. Phone: 912-367-8100
Address: US Hwy 341, Baxley, GA 31513
Owens and Williams Fish Farm - Take a tour of the facility where catfish, bream and grass carp are raised to stock fishing ponds. Amenities: Parking and Public Restrooms. Open Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm and Sat 8 am to noon. Call for groups. Phone: 478-892-3144 - Address: Rt 5 GA Hwy 230 W, Hawkinsville, GA
Telfair County Boat Landing - Enter the beautiful Ocmulgee River at the bridge at Lumber City. Multiple boat landings available. Open: Daily. Free admission. Amenities: Parking
Phone: 229-868-6365 - Address: Ocmulgee River, US Hwy 341 Bridge at Lumber City, McRae, GA 31055
Guido Gardens
Parks - Botanical Garden - Forests - Gardens - Nature Trail - Vineyards & Winery
A. Randall Tuten Environmental Park is 20 acres of streams, wetlands and ponds with a floating dock, more than 100 species of trees and an amphitheater. Open: Monday - Friday at 8 am - 3 pm. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 912-367-8630 – Address: US Hwy. 15, South, Appling County Middle School, Baxley, GA 31513
Georgia Southern University Botanical Garden - Centered on an early 20th century farmstead, Georgia Southern Botanical Garden offers visitors a unique view of the cultural and natural heritage of the southeastern coastal plain, an area rich in unique and endangered plants. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free admission.
Phone: 912-871-1149 - Address: Georgia Southern University, 1505 Bland Ave, Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University Museum/ Herty Nature Trail features a 26-foot fossil of a prehistoric Mosasaur and north America’s oldest whale fossil. Located in the Herty Memorial Pine Forest, this scenic trail has rolling hills and a variety of terrain. Visit the Georgia Southern University Museum to obtain your trail guide. Open: Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-5p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2-5p.m. Call for groups. Free admission. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-681-5444 - Address: Southern Dr, Rosenwald Bldg, Statesboro, GA 30460
Guido Gardens-Evangelistic Association is home to the 24-hour Chapel in the Pines, that features a gazebo, arbors, water attractions, and flora. Open: Tours Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.-12p.m., 1-5p.m. Call for holiday hours. Free. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Phone: 912-685-2222 – Address: 600 N. Lewis St., Metter, GA 30439
Moody Forest Natural Area is a 4500 acre acrda with a swamp, 200- and 300-year-old long leafs, a 600-year-old mammoth tupelo cypress and spectacular bluff side forests. Limited hunting is also available at the Moody Forest Natural Area. This 3,889 acre preserve also provides hiking and excellent bird watching. Moody is managed by a joint agreement with the Nature Conservancy and the GA Department of Natural Resources. Open: Daily. Free admission. Amenities: Parking. Phone: 912-366-9549 –Address: 3553 E River Rd, Baxley, GA 31513
Towns Bluff Park and Heritage Center and Bullard Creek WMA is located on the banks of the Altamaha River. It offers fishing, hunting, canoeing, primitive camping, RV sites, open air picnic shelters with grills, and a Conference Center that overlooks the river. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities.
Phone: 912-423-2988 – Address: Hwy. 221 N., Hazlehurst, GA 31539
Veterans Park is located adjacent to the airport terminal, commemorates servicemen and women in the armed services. Open: Park open daily dusk-dawn, terminal 8a.m.-6p.m. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired
Phone: 912-384-1409 – Address: Greer Terminal, Douglas, GA 31533
Outdoor Walking & Driving Tours
Briar Creek Revolutionary Battlefield - This major American Revolutionary War battle field is where the Battle of Briar Creek occurred on March 3, 1779. Open dawn to dusk. Parking available. Phone: 912-564-7878 - Address: Brannen's Bridge Rd., Sylvania, GA
Historic Village at Brewton-Parker College includes two log homes circa 1830s and 40s built by Montgomery County residents representing the Cooper-Conner family and the Berry Thompson Family. Call for hours and tours info. Phone: 912-583-3110 - Address: 201 David-Eliza Fountain Cir, Mt. Vernon, GA
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Dublin - A guide may be obtained from the downtown Development Authority, which includes a map of the downtown area and the history of the older structures. Phone: 478-272-2560 – Address: Downtown Dublin, GA 31040
$5 and Under
Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q. Ball Jr. Raptor Center - Home to many birds of prey and more. Raptor demonstrations and hands-on reptile programs. Experience intriguing raptor demonstrations and hands-on reptile programs.
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and party facilities. Open Mon - Fri at 9 am - 4:45 pm and Saturday 1-5 pm. Closed Sunday. Phone: 912-478-0831
Address: 240 Forest Dr. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30458

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