Discover Monroe County Georgia Parks -Visit the Dames Ferry Park at Lake Juliette, Lake Juliette and Jarrell Plantation Historic Site. Stay and Play in GA!
Dames Ferry Park at Lake Juliette offers full-service campsites with hook-ups for water and electricity; picnic tables and grills; and a bathhouse with showers. The park also has a day-use area with pavilion, picnic tables and grills and a separate boat launch area with adjacent parking. Phone: Toll Free 888-GPC-LAKE or 478-994-7945 - Address: 9546 Hwy 87, Juliette Georgia 31046 US Hwy 23 north of Macon near Hwy 18, on the lower portion of the lake near the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 87.
Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site is nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. It survieve Gen. Sherman's "March to the Sea," typhoid fever, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and the cotton boll weevil, the advent of steam power and a transition from farming to forestry. Phone: 478-986-5172 Address: 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette Georgia 31046 - Directions: from Macon Georgia, take I-75, Exit 171, N on 23, E on 18; Forsyth exit 185 or 186, E to Jarrell Pl. Rd.
Lake Juliette has 3,600-acre lake and surrounding uplands are maintained in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. There are no private cabins, docks, marinas, beaches or commercial areas, as there are at most other Georgia Power lakes. Limited hunting, fishing and camping are allowed. Lake Juliette is strictly a fishing lake. Boats with engines greater than 25 horsepower are prohibited, as are water skiing, aquaplaning and such personal water craft as jet skis. Phone: 478-994-9239 or 478-994-9239 - Location: Hwy 23, Juliette Georgia 31046 Directions: Hwy 23 north from Macon
Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area - Things To Do: 6000 acres. Hunting, Interpretive Trail, Boat Ramp, Canoe Access, Fishing, Hiking, Bird Watching, Field Trail Access, Observation Tower and Picnicking. Note: WMA stamp is required to fish. No motor in excess of 25 hp may be operated on Lake Juliette. No waterfowl hunting west of Ebenezer Road except that youth area is all between Ebenezer and Juliette Roads. Apply for Adult/Child turkey hunts by letter to: Wildlife Resources Division, 1014 Martin Luther King Blvd., Fort Valley, GA 31030 between Feb. 1-28 (see Adult/Child Hunts on page 14). Dove hunters must call 478-825-6354 between Aug. 1-15 to apply for quota hunt dates. Wildlife: Deer, Turkey, Small Game, Raccoon, Opossum, Fox, Bobcat, Dove, Waterfowl, Feral Hogs. Located in Monroe County. Directions From Forsyth: Take Hwy. 18 east 7 miles to Check Station