Florence Marina State Park

Florence Marina State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 229-838-6870

 

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"Florence Marina State Park, once home to Native Americans and the old town of Florence, transports you to its agricultural and commercial past, and immerses you in nature by walking forested trails, visiting the Kirbo Interpretive Center, or fishing from the natural deep water marina where the powerful Chattahoochee River meets Lake Walter F. George."

Sitting at the northern end of 45,000-acre Lake Walter F. George (also called Lake Eufaula) this quiet park offers the perfect getaway for those who love water sports. It is adjacent to a natural deep-water marina with an accessible fishing pier, boat slips and boat ramp. Overnight guests can choose from a variety of accommodations, including fully equipped cottages, small efficiency units and a modern campground. 

Florence Marina is popular with nature enthusiasts as well. Birders are likely to see herons, egrets and even bald eagles. The Kirbo Interpretive Center showcases area wildlife and plants, local history and Native Americans, including artifacts from the prehistoric Paleo-Indian period through the early 20th century. Ten miles southeast is Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area, known as Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/FlorenceMarina

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 173 Acres
• 7 Cottages — #3 & #10 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 8 Efficiency Units
• 43 Campsites
• Picnic Shelter
• Group Shelter (seats 125)
• Kirbo Interpretive Center
• Boat Ramp
• Boat Dock
• Lighted Fishing Pier
• Marina — 66 boat slips for rent

Things To Do & See:

• Boat Rental
• Fishing
• Birding
• 2 Playgrounds
• Walking — 3/4-mile Nature Trail
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Geocaching
• Wildlife Photography


Nearby Attractions:

Americus-Sumter County, Georgia
Andersonville National Historic Site
• Coca-Cola Space Science Center
Columbus, Georgia
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge
Flint River Aquarium, Albany
• Fort Benning Base & Museum
George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge
Meadowlinks Golf Course at George T. Bagby
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area
The National Prisoner of War Museum
• Westville Historic Village


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Events
Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 29, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Families can play games and make kids' crafts. Also, take boat tours on Lake Walter F. George to look for alligators, osprey and herons.  $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Alligator Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Join us as we discover what mysterious animals lurk under the waters of the Chattahoochee River. There will be presentations, and crafts, and you’ll even get to meet a real baby alligator.  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia
National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Come out to Florence Marina to help us celebrate our trails! We will begin our morning making hiking sticks, and officially start our short, 1 mile, ranger led hike to Turtle Cove at 10:30 am. This is the perfect hike for people of all ages, so bring the family and prepare for a good time!  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Family Fishing
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 8 AM to 1 PM
Join us at Florence Marina for a day of fishing, as families compete against one another to try to catch the largest fish. Competitors will be able to fish from the fishing pier, camper's dock, or boats. We will be awarding prizes to those who catch the largest bass, crappie, and catfish. So get out here and see what you and your family can catch.  $5 per family $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Soak It In
Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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Florence Marina invites all junior rangers to its annual junior ranger camp. Come explore the wonderful world of being a park ranger. Learn how to identify different plant and animal species, go on hikes and boat rides, learn wilderness skills, and more. Snacks will be provided daily, but be sure to pack a lunch.  $30 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
4th of July Celebration
Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
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Enjoy crafts, boat rides and even make your own homemade ice cream.  $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Bird is the Word
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 8 AM to 2 PM
Some of the most commonly seen wildlife at our park are birds. Join us as we celebrate these captivation beauties. Learn about the different birds found in our area, take a hike and do some bird watching, and take a boat ride and search for the various water fowl we have here on the Chattahoochee.  $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 to Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 to Monday, Sep 4, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Monday, Sep 4, 2017 to Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina invites to public to its Labor Day Celebration. Join us as we celebrate the last weekend of summer. Take a boat tour, make some crafts, and play water games to cool down.  $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Your Parks Day: Re-blazing the Marina Mile
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Looking for a way to give back to your state parks? There is no better way than by volunteering to help clean up the parks. Join us at Florence Marina on September 30th as we re-blaze the Marina Mile, Florence Marina’s only true hiking trail. Help us cut back limbs, pick up trash, and make our trail great again. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Owl Prowl
Friday, Oct 6, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
If you missed your chance to go on an owl “hunt” with us in February, here is your opportunity to join us again as we look for these mysterious creatures of the night. Take a ranger lead night hike and discover the various species found at the park, the different calls they make, and more!  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Octoberfest
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina invites the public to join in its biggest event of the year, Octoberfest! Join us for games, haunted hay rides and boat rides, a cake walk, and prize drawings from the Friends of Florence Marina. You don’t want to miss this event! Food will also be offered at the park that evening by an outside vendor.  $1 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Campfire Night
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Join us for our first ever campfire night at Florence Marina! Learn how to build your own campfire from natural materials, compete in groups to build the best fire, and enjoy s'mores and stories by a bonfire.  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Join us as we eat muffins with Santa, play games, and make ornaments, and you’ll even get a chance to talk to Santa, and tell him what you want for Christmas. It is sure to be a jolly good time.  $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Address/Directions
Florence Marina State Park
218 Florence Road
Omaha, GA 31821
Stewart County


GPS Coordinates:

N 32.0895700 | W -85.0430630
Located 16 miles west of Lumpkin at the end of Highway 39C.


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Florence Marina State Park
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