GORDONIA ALATAMAHA STATE PARK
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 land-loving anglers, and children will enjoy looking for beaver dams from the observation deck. The park's golf course features a pro shop and junior/senior citizen rates. Gordonia-Alatamaha's unusual name comes from the rare Gordonia tree -- a member of the bay family -- that once grew in the park, plus the original spelling of the nearby Altamaha River.