Attractions in Spalding County, Georgia

Attractions in Spalding County, Georgia
Founded in 1851, Spalding County encompasses 200 square miles in west central Georgia between Atlanta and Macon. Home to several parks, lakes, rivers, state parks, green spaces and open areas, outdoor enthusiasts have their choice of opportunities to get out and explore the beauty of Georgia.

Flint River

The Flint River is one of Georgia's largest rivers, flowing from Atlanta, 349 miles through Lake Seminole, to the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing, canoeing and kayaking are popular on this open waterway that offers natural beauty in a serene environment that is the perfect setting for a relaxing day trip. Visitors can rent canoes and kayaks and explore on their own, or choose a guided tour from several companies in the Atlanta area.

Flint River Outdoor Center
4429 Woodland Road Ga. Hwy 36
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-2633
www.flintriveroutdoorcenter.com

Panola Mountain State Park

The 1,300-acre Panola Mountain State Park near Atlanta features an impressive granite outcrop, fabulous natural landscapes, hiking trails, a paved bike path, two fishing lakes, boat rentals, an interpretive center, guided nature tours, covered picnic areas and a children's playground. Dogs are not allowed inside the park.

Panola Mountain State Park
2600 Georgia Highway 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(800) 864-7275
www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/PanolaMountain

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

Located near the town of Warm Springs, Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park was a favorite vacation spot for the former president, who traveled to the area for relaxation and reflection after his polio diagnosis. Roosevelt enjoyed the outdoors, and this park offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy, including scenic hiking trails, hardwood and pine forests, two lakes, several campgrounds, cottage rentals, covered picnic areas, a swimming pool, a trading post, boat rentals, fishing, horseback riding trails, horse rentals and guided nature tours.

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Georgia Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
(800) 864-7275
www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/FDRoosevelt

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