For more information about Hamburg State Outdoor Recreation Area, call A.H. Stephens State Park at 706-456-2602.
Open March 15 until November 30. A Campground Host, electrical hook-ups, hot showers and dump station are provided. The park's office is closed, and camping is self-registration on a first-come, first-served basis. The park's lake, boat ramp, trails and picnic area are open year-round, and the mill is used for special events and corn grindings.
With modern-day facilities amidst reminders of days gone by, Hamburg State Outdoor Recreation Area offers a wonderful mix of history and outdoor recreation. A campground offers shaded sites along the edge of quiet Hamburg Lake fed by the Little Ogeechee River. Open seasonally, this self-registration campground provides hot showers, water and electric hookups, and a dump station.
Anglers can enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, crappie and bream, as well as boat ramps and a fishing pier. Wildlife enthusiasts should look for turtles, alligators, raccoons, deer, birds and numerous other animals that live within the park. The restored 1921 water-powered gristmill is still operational and used to grind corn during events. The park’s museum is also open during events, displaying old agricultural tools and implements used in rural Georgia.
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$5 parking. Annual passes available at any park office.
ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
• 741 Acres
• 30 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($23-$25, seasonal, self-registration)
• Grist Mill and Museum (open during events)
• 225-Acre Lake
THINGS TO DO & SEE:
• Boating - private boats allowed, 10 HP limit
• Camping (seasonal)
• Hiking – 3.5 miles of trails
/ A Tour of Hamburg Mill