Outdoor Recreation
in South Georgia

Wherever you are in South Georgia, you’re never farther than a 30-minute drive to lakes, nature trails, parks, camping sites, or wildlife sanctuaries.

With five State Parks scattered throughout the region offering lodging, dining, fishing and golf, South Georgia can be your little slice of paradise. Or, experience the great outdoors at 65,450 acres of wildlife management areas (WMAs), voluntary public access areas (VPAs) and public fishing areas (PFAs) that offer biking, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, stargazing, and wildlife viewing. That’s not to mention our 98,400 acres of public lakes, and our hundreds of miles of rivers to explore!

South Georgia is home to 16 of the 30 sites along the Southern Rivers Birding Trail which winds its way from Georgia’s Piedmont and terminates in the Okefenokee Swamp. Here you can see the rarest of the rare, the red-cockaded woodpecker; wild turkeys, wading birds such as wood storks, ring-necked ducks and other waterfowl, hear the call of the northern bobwhite, see blue grosbeaks and indigo buntings, as well as Mississippi kites, ospreys, and bald eagles. All told, 263 species of birds have been identified at sites along the trail.

The young and young-at-heart can really take a walk on the wild side in South Georgia. Encounter cheetahs, rhinos, camels, monkeys, wolves, reptiles, and other exotic animals at The Parks at Chehaw in Albany. Or find fun for the whole family at Wild Adventures, where you can ride roller coasters, play in the water park, and enjoy concerts by nationally touring performers.

Find these attractions and others at https://www.exploregeorgia.org/southern-cities.