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Go: Seminole State Park

Come out to the southwest corner of the state to enjoy this park on beautiful Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing and birding. Cottages, many campsites and even picnic shelters sit near the water’s edge, offering excellent views and quick access to the lake.

Wildlife is abundant throughout Seminole, and a nature trail leads past gopher tortoise burrows, a wetland boardwalk and one of the largest longleaf pine forests in a Georgia state park. Observant visitors may also see alligators, osprey, bald eagles and other wildlife.

Location: Donalsonville, west of Bainbridge

Hours:  7AM-10PM

Things To Do:

  • Go GeoCaching
  • Swim at the sand beach
  • Rent a kayak or canoe
  • Go boating, tubing and water skiing
  • Fish at one of the three docks
  • Play miniature golf
  • Hike the 2.2-mile Gopher Tortoise Nature Trail
  • Enjoy bird watching
  • Spend the night in a cottage or campsite

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Originally published March 11, 2013