Gopher tortoises, spotted turtles, limpkins, indigo snakes, bald eagles and the American alligator have all been spotted at this park.
During winter, thousands of “buzzards,” actually black vultures and turkey vultures, roost in the trees and soar overhead.
Nearly 80 percent of the Coastal Plain’s plant community can be found along the park’s Coastal Plain Nature Trail, making this park’s habitat some of the most diverse in the country.
A 375-acre lake is popular with boaters and skiers, and fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and bream is excellent. Paddlers can rent canoes and kayaks to explore this beautiful lake lined with fragrant water lilies and tupelo trees.
Trivia: Did you know that Georgia designated the endangered gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) as the official state reptile in 1989? Native to Georgia, the gopher tortoise belongs to a group of land tortoises that originated in North America 60 million years ago.