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Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park

 
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This southeast Georgia park is a favorite for picnicking, family reunions and golf. Picnic tables and shelters surround a small lake where visitors can rent pedal boats and fishing boats during warmer months. Docks are available for anglers, and children will enjoy looking for beaver dams from the observation deck. Five rental cottages face the golf course, all with screened porches, fireplaces and televisions.

Gordonia-Alatamaha’s unusual name comes from the rare Gordonia tree and the original spelling of the nearby Altamaha River. The Gordonia alatamaha tree, better known today as Franklinia, is a member of the Camellia family that once grew in the Coastal Plain of Georgia. It is shrouded in mystery as it was discovered by the famous botanist explorer William Bartram and was last documented in the wild in 1803.
 
The park’s Brazell’s Creek Golf Course offers a pro shop and junior/senior discounts. The course was expanded to 18 holes a few years ago, making it a challenging—yet fun—test of golf. The Par 71 layout plays to just under 7,000 yards from the tips, boasting five sets of tees. The signature 15th hole is a 207-yard Par 3, which plays over scenic wetlands to a large island green. A 1,500-yard winding bridge connects the original holes with the back nine.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 32.082340 | W -082.122740

Located near Reidsville just off U.S. Highway 280. From I-16, take exit #98 or #104.


Address
162 Park Lane, Highway 280 W
Reidsville, GA 30453
Tattnall County
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Phone
912-557-7744
912-557-7745

Hidden Gem: Pitcher Plant Bog Habitat
Daily until Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park
Would you like to see a carnivorous bug eating plant? If so come take a Ranger Guided Tour of the parks hidden gem the Pitcher Plant Bog during the months of April, May and June. This unique habitat is vital to many of the parks plants, wildlife and insect species... $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Hidden Gem
Drive, Chip, Putt Contest - Kids To Park Day
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park
We invite youths up to 16 years of age to come out to enjoy a friendly and fun contest at the Brazell's Creek Golf Course. Participants can win a prize for the longest drive at the Driving Range, for the Putting and Chipping... $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Swamp Bay Trail Night Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park
Come out to enjoy the sounds of the night while walking a 1 mile loop nature trail. You are welcome to bring a small flash light. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Junior Ranger Mini Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 18, 2016 until Jul 22, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park
Camp will be for youths 6-12 years of ages. The camp will be 4 hours each day and participants will engaged in various kinds of Junior Ranger outdoor learning activities, crafts and video presentations. At the end of the camp each participant receives their Junior Badge...  $40 per person $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Contacts
Al Alford
912-557-7744  Park Manager, Gordonia Alatamaha State Park

Earlene Blaxton
912-557-7745  Golf Course Manager

Terri Bargeron
912-557-7745  Brazell Creek Golf Course

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