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 anglers, and children will enjoy looking for beaver dams from the observation deck. Five rental cottages face the golf course, all with screened porches, fireplaces and televisions. Gordonia-Alatamaha’s unusual name comes from the rare Gordonia tree – a member of the bay family that once grew in the park – and the original spelling of the nearby Altamaha River.
The park’s Brazell’s Creek Golf Course offers a pro shop and junior/senior discounts. The course was expanded to18-holes a few years ago, making it a challenging yet fun test of golf. The Par 71 layout plays to just under 7,000 yards from the tips, boasting five sets of tees. The signature 15th hole is a 207-yard Par 3, which plays over scenic wetlands to a large island green. A 1,500-yard winding bridge connects the original holes with the back nine.
5 Cottages ($110 - $115, #2 is Dog Friendly, $45 per dog, max 2)
29 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($19-$30, some sewage hookups)
4 Picnic Shelters ($40)
Group Shelter (seats 80, $150)
18-Hole Brazell's Creek Golf Course and Pro Shop ($30-$36)
Nearby Attractions:Center for Wildlife Education in Statesboro, Ga.
Fort Stewart Military Reservation
George L. Smith State Park
Historic Savannah, Georgia
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge
Wallace Adams Golf Course at Little Ocmulgee
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.
Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.
Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.