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330 Bagby Parkway
Fort Gaines, Georgia   39851

Phone: 229-768-2571
Reservations: 800-864-7275
Located on the shores of Lake Walter F. George in southwest Georgia, this resort park features a 60-room lodge, conference center, restaurant, cottages and award-winning 18-hole Meadow Links Golf Course. The park?s marina and boat ramp offer easy access to the 48,000-acre lake for fishing and boating. The large picnic shelter and numerous picnic sites are perfect places for families to enjoy their catch. Facilities are available for meetings, reunions, weddings and other group gatherings. Visitors may also look for wildlife along the three-mile nature trail, which winds through hardwoods and pines.
History of the Area
Located in Georgia, this park was established in 1980. Named after George T Bagby, a prominent local businessman and politician.

The area spans over 700 acres of land with facilities including lodges, cottages and campgrounds for visitors to enjoy.

In the early years it primarily served as an outdoor recreational space offering activities like fishing, boating and hiking trails.

Over time amenities expanded to include golf courses making it popular among locals & tourists alike.

Today it remains one of Georgia's most visited parks due its rich history & diverse offerings.
1. George T Bagby State Park Lodge: Offers 60 rooms, including suites and cottages for a comfortable camping experience.

2. RV Camping Sites: The park provides full hook-up sites with electricity, water supply, and sewage disposal facilities.

3. Tent Campsites: Primitive campsites are available in the park where campers can set up their tents amidst nature.

4. Group Shelter Rentals: Large groups or families can rent shelters equipped with grills for an outdoor gathering.

5. Picnic Shelters/Pavilions Rental: Ideal option if you prefer day-use of the area without overnight stay.

6. Yurts/Cabins Rental: For those seeking more comfort during their camping trip; comes furnished along with heating/cooling systems.
1. George T Bagby State Park offers a sandy beach for swimming in the Walter F. George Reservoir.
2. The park provides lifeguard services during peak season, ensuring safety while swimming.
3. Swimming is free with paid admission to the park.
4. There are no designated swim lanes or areas; it's open water swimming only.
5. Swimmers can enjoy picnic facilities and restrooms near the beach area for convenience.

The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is a marina with boat ramp access to the Walter F. George Lake, which spans 48,000 acres and provides ample space for fishing boats, pontoon boats or personal watercrafts. Boat rentals are also available at the park's lodge including kayaks and canoes that allow guests to explore smaller inlets around the lake area.

Enjoy fishing in a 48,000-acre lake with species like largemouth bass, crappie and catfish. Boat rentals are available too.

George T Bagby State Park is located near Eufaula

George T Bagby State Park offers numerous picnic spots with grills, tables and beautiful views of the surrounding nature.
Biking enthusiasts should be aware that there are no designated biking trails within this park. It's important to note, however, guests can bike on the paved roads throughout the area. Be cautious as these routes may have vehicle traffic too. Always follow safety guidelines and wear appropriate gear while cycling in public areas for your protection.


This two-mile (round trip) trail traverses three natural communities typical of Georgia?s coastal plain. A second-growth pine-oak forest covers the uplands. The trail crosses a wetland surrounding a sinkhole depression, and then ascends a dry sand ridge with a dwarf oak forest. As you walk along the trail look for changes in the forest, as well as clues from prior human activities.


This mile-long trail traverses two natural communities along Lake Walter F. George. The lake edge is a complex of wetlands and small ponds with plant and animal species well adapted to the wet conditions. A drier oak-hickory forest ascends the hillside. Both communities are still adjusting to the lake which flooded the Chattahoochee River valley almost half a century ago. Look for signs of these changes as you walk along the trail.
The park offers diverse birding opportunities with over 160 species recorded. Birdwatchers can spot waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds in various habitats including hardwood forests, wetlands and open fields. The park is part of the Southern Rivers Birding Trail which features a variety of migratory birds during different seasons. It also has an observation tower for better viewing experiences.

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- Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.
- Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
- Pet owners should dispose of pet waste in the provided receptacles throughout the park.
- No more than two pets per owner are allowed within the state park premises.
- Aggressive or noisy dogs may be asked to leave by Park Management if they disturb other guests' peace and quietness.
- Pets, excluding service animals, are not permitted inside any buildings including lodges, cabins and yurts.
- Pets cannot enter designated swimming areas or beaches under any circumstances.
- The State Park does not provide kennel services; unattended pets left outside will result in eviction from campgrounds without refund.

Located 3.5 miles north of Fort Gaines off GA Hwy. 39.

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