Parks & Preserves Valdosta, GA

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If you're looking a roadtrip from Valdosta, GA for the day, try these great places which are just an hour or less away from Valdosta, GA. Discover a new place with family, friends or solitude.


Grand Bay Wildlife

Grand Bay Wildlife

  • 4649 Knight Academy Rd, Valdosta, GA
  • Phone: (229) 426-5267
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The Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA) encompasses 2,623 acres of state-owned property and 5,874 acres of land under license from the U.S. Air Force. The WMA consists of approximately 3,059 acres of upland pine and hardwood forest and 5,438 acres of cypress/gum wetlands.

Drexel Park

Drexel Park

  • 1401 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA
  • Phone: (229) 259-3507
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Beautiful Drexel Park is home to the annual Azalea Festival, an event that draws hundreds of vendors & thousands of visitors every March. A Century Bike Ride, a 5K & a 1-mile fun run accompany the festival each year.

Reed Bingham State Park

Reed Bingham State Park

  • 542 Reed Bingham Rd, Adel, GA
  • Phone: (229) 896-3551
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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.

Big Shoals State Park

Big Shoals State Park

  • 11330 SE Co Rd 135, White Springs, FL
  • Phone: (386) 397-2733
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The Suwannee River is between 59 and 61 feet above mean sea level, the Big Shoals rapids earn a Class III Whitewater classification. Only experienced canoe and kayakers should attempt to navigate the Shoals. There is a portage area available for portaging around the Shoals. Over 28 miles of wooded trails provide opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

McKey Park

McKey Park

  • N Oak St, Valdosta, GA
  • Phone: (229) 259-3507
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Both pavilions hold picnic tables and grills. The benefits of this park continue with green space: a grassy field is available to accommodate youth sports practices. Plus, the park is adjacent to a lit, paved walking track.

Madison Blue Spring State Park

Madison Blue Spring State Park

  • 8300 Northeast State Road 6, Lee, FL
  • Phone: (850) 971-5003
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About 82 feet wide, 25 feet deep, and a 150-foot spring-run merging with the river, the spring bubbles up into a limestone basin along the west bank of the Withlacoochee River. Scenic woodlands of mixed hardwoods and pines create a picturesque setting for picnicking, paddling, and wildlife viewing.

Scott Park

Scott Park

  • 900 Old Statenville Rd, Valdosta, GA
  • Phone: (229) 333-1843
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Scott Park is 28 acres of fun! A lit, paved walking track (3.8 laps make a mile) with painted lanes is perfect for runners or walkers, while a regulation-size football field with bleachers and lights is a fantastic spot to host practices or games.

Wood Valley

Wood Valley

  • 2106 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, GA
  • Phone: (229) 259-5415
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The Wood Valley Community Center is a perfect spot for small events and birthday parties. The Center boasts a medium-sized multi-purpose room with a stage. There is also a full size kitchen, storage, and tables and chairs. Outside, you will find a brand new playground next to a covered picnic shelter with restrooms, a grill, electricity, and water. There is also a paved walking track perfect for parents to stroll while kids play!

 

 


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