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Fairchild State Park
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Fairchild State Park is a natural haven, boasting lush greenery and diverse wildlife. It offers various recreational activities like hiking, camping, fishing and bird-watching. The park's serene environment makes it an ideal spot for nature lovers to unwind or engage in outdoor adventures amidst its picturesque landscapes that include scenic trails winding through dense forests and alongside sparkling streams.

History of the Area
Established in 1938, the park is located in Georgia's northeastern region. It was named after local philanthropist John Fairchild.

Fairchild donated land for public use and enjoyment, leading to its development as a state park. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) played an integral role during this period by constructing facilities like picnic areas and hiking trails.

The CCC also built a stone tower on Black Rock Mountain within the premises of the park which offers panoramic views of surrounding landscapes.

Over time, it has become popular among outdoor enthusiasts due to diverse recreational activities such as camping, fishing and bird watching available there.

In recent years efforts have been made towards conservation with initiatives focusing on preserving native flora/fauna species inhabiting this area.

Fairchild State Park is located near Bainbridge, Marianna

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Sweet Magnolia Inn - Saint Marks, FL
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Our historic inn is located in historic Saint Marks, one of the oldest settlements in North America. First settled in 1527, Saint Marks is a historic little city at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge, it is located just 20 miles south of Tallahassee.
62.8 miles from park*
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Directions from Atlanta, Georgia:

- Start on I-75 S/I-85 S.
- Continue onto GA 401S/US41S.
- Take exit 247 for I285 toward Macon/Augusta/Birmingham/Tampa/Greenville/Montgomery.

From the Interstate:

- Keep right at the fork to continue towards Exit 52 (Macon).
- Merge with US23 South /GA87 South.

In Cochran City Limits:

- Turn left onto East Dykes Street
- Make a slight right turn into Fairchild State Park

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Georgia State Parks