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Snowbird Special (November 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014)
• WINTER RATES NOTICE: From November 1 to February 28 we have special weekly and monthly rates available. Contact the park for more information.
• CAMPGROUND NOTICE: We now have 18 full hook-up sewer sites, plus a paddle-in campsite on a small island.
Visitors to this pretty park usually see abundant wildlife, including species such as gopher tortoises, spotted turtles, limpkins, indigo snakes and nesting bald eagles. American alligators are often seen sunning along the lake’s edge. 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. Guided pontoon boat tours are sometimes offered during events. The beachside pavilion, picnic shelters and group shelters are scenic spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations. Reed Bingham is less than six miles from I-75, making it a relaxing stop for travelers. It was named for Amos Reed Bingham who was instrumental in having the park established.
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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
• 1,613 Acres
• 375-Acre Lake
• 46 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$32) - cable TV hookups, 18 sites with sewage hookups
• Pioneer Campground ($30 and up, organized groups only)
• Paddle-in Island Campsite ($60, up to 30 campers)
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($25-$50)
• 4 Group Shelters (seat 50–120, $75–$240)
• Beach Pavilion ($120)
• Swimming Beach
THINGS TO DO & SEE:
• First Time Camper Program
• Pontoon Boat Tours (fee, call for schedule)
• Boating -- 3 ramps
• Canoe and Kayak Rental -- Park Paddlers Club
• Fishing – boat rental, dock, accessible pier
• Hiking – 7 miles of trails
• Lake Swimming
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Bicycle and Street Strider Rental
• Ranger Programs & Homeschool Programs
• Birding -- "Buzzard" viewing is best in the morning and late afternoon. Best locations are near the bridge and dam in the morning and along the nature trail boardwalk near dusk.
• Gopher Tortoise
• American Bald Eagle
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Christmas with Friends of Reed Bingham|
Saturday & Sunday 5 PM - 8 PM from Dec 14, 2013 until Dec 15, 2013
|Join our dedicated Friends volunteers for Christmas fun, including hayrides and bonfires on the beach. Make s'mores, toast marshmallows, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Santa will be available visit with children. Call to enter your boat in this festive parade. Fees. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.|
Reed Bingham's First Day Hike|
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 to Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 12 PM to 2 AM
|Please wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Meet at the trail head. There will be two hikes: a gentle hike along our upland loop trail from 12pm to 12:30pm. Then a more advanced hike of about 2.5 miles along our Little River and Birdwalk trail from 1pm - 3pm. Both will be of mild difficulty with mostly flat terrain. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.|
Home School Fridays|
Friday, Jan 10, 2014
|Each month will cover a different topic relating to science and nature. The day will be divided up into two sessions and will cover the same topic on an appropriate level for that age group. Session 1 will be from 11 AM to 1 PM for ages 9 and under. Session 2 will be from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM for ages 10 and up. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.|
Red Robert's Restoration|
Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 9 AM
|Volunteers are an important park of keeping Reed Bingham clean. Here is your opportunity to help your community and keep this park beautiful. Volunteers will meet at Red Robert's Landing and restore the trail there by picking up trash and clearing debris. Please come down and help us make Reed Bingham a cleaner more beautiful place. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.|