South Georgia

South GA

Come Down South for Plantations, Parks and a Peek at the Historic Past

Area Highlights

  • Historic plantations and farms
  • Unique and charming small towns
  • Fishing and hunting grounds
  • Arts and theater
  • Lake and river recreation

Venture off the highway and into the countryside and discover all the treasures of South Georgia! A sportsman’s paradise, South Georgia features many lakes and rivers for fishermen and plenty of woodlands for hunters. Cast your line in Bainbridge, know as the “bass capital of Georgia,” or kick off quail hunting season in Camilla. If fishing and hunting aren’t your thing, there is still plenty to explore in the heart of the deep South.

The annual Rose Festival in Thomasville offers a glimpse into the city’s beauty and culture, while the Calico Arts Festival in Moultrie showcases the crafts of artists and craftsmen throughout the region. A journey to Plains paints a picture of the early years in the life of President Jimmy Carter. Travel deep into the country to see the vast cotton fields that have stood as one of the most important aspects of Georgia’s economy for centuries.

The 628-square miles that comprise the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge serves as a beacon of natural beauty and wildlife habitats. The refuge serves as the headwaters of the Suwannee and St Marys Rivers, and visitors to the refuge can enjoy unspoiled beauty and see a variety of species in their natural habitat. Over $64 million in revenue annually is generated for Ware, Clinch and Charlton counties from visitors.

Other attractions that dot the landscape in South Georgia are the South Georgia Motor Sports Park in Adel, Wild Adventures in Valdosta, and the Agrirama in Tifton. Though a slower-paced lifestyle may come to mind when you think of South Georgia, as you can see, there is always something to do within a short drive!