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.
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.