Tifton, Georgia Attractions

Tifton, Georgia Attractions
Located in southern Georgia, Tifton is a city that combines true southern hospitality with a small town feel. History buffs will appreciate Tifton's long history and fully restored downtown buildings, while outdoor enthusiasts are sure to find plenty of activites to keep them busy during their stay. Whether it's walking or hiking through parks, playing golf or taking a walking tour of a historic city, Tifton is bound to have something to intrigue everyone.

Paradise Public Fishing Area

Paradise Public Fishing Area is comprised of 71 ponds and lakes. With 550 acres of fish-filled water, the area is a fisherman's dream come true. In addition to a vast amount of public fishing and boating, the area is a prime place to view some interesting wildlife. Bald eagles frequent the area starting in October and stay through mid-March, White-tailed deer, river otters, coyotes and bobcats are also known to be scene throughout the area. With plenty of places to fish, vast open fields and 568 acres of woodlands, the area is sure to attract countless people who love the outdoors. Whether fishing, boating or hiking, visitors are guaranteed to enjoy the natural habitat and wilderness that surrounds them.

Paradise Public Fishing Area
Brookfield-Nashville Road
Tifton, Georgia
(912) 533-4792

Forest Lakes Golf Course

Featuring Tifdwarf fairways and Bermuda grass greens, Forest Lakes Golf Course is owned by the ABAC Foundation and open to the public. The course, open seven days per week, has a 9-hole course and an 18-hole course for guests to enjoy. The par-72 course is sure to present a challenge throughout its 6,970 yards. Operated by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the golf club offers discounts to Senior citizens as well as students.

Forest Lakes Golf Course
80 Moorman Drive
Tifton, Georgia 31794
(229) 382-7626

Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site

Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy history will be delighted with a trip to the Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site. A monument marks the spot where Jefferson Davis was arrested by Union soldiers before being held captive for two years. The park also boasts a Civil War Museum, playground and picnic areas. The 1/3-mile nature trail is perfect for a short afternoon hike. The trail itself is full of both history and wildlife as it was originally a country road that ran through the area during the Civil War. Jefferson Davis and his army of soldiers camped on the trail the night he was captured. At the end of the nature trail, guests will find a boardwalk that gives them a outstanding view of a true Georgia swamp.

Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
338 Jeff Davis Road
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
(229) 532-6135

Article Written By Emily Retherford

Emily Retherford has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009. She specializes in travel, parenting, fashion and beauty with work appearing on various online publications.

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