6 Things To Do Outdoors Near Valdosta

When it comes to the outdoors, there is no better place than the heart of South Georgia! Check out these 6 places near Valdosta to enjoy the outdoors!

1) Good Hope Plantation

State Route 125
Naylor, GA.
Phone: 229-482-2686

Good Hope Plantation is located in Naylor. The plantation is a retreat for today’s businessperson and sportsman. Its 2,000 plus acres offers hunting and related recreational activities for business professionals and their valued clients.


2 Grand Bay Wetlands Education Center

245 North Robinson
Lenox, GA.
Phone: 229-546-4094

Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area is located in a 13,000 acre wetland system. Launch a boat or canoe and follow trails through the haunting Blackgum Swamp, or travel a 2,000-foot boardwalk to Kinderlou Tower to view the open prairie and the heron rookery.


3) Paradise Island Fish & RV Camp

3747 Loch Laurel Rd
Lake Park, GA.
Phone: 229-559-6693

Located in South Georgia, just north of the Florida border is a fisherman paradise. Paradise Island fish camp is located on old Brown and Martins Pond. The pond spreads out over 1000 acres with over 400 acres fishable. And for the non fishing members of the family Wild Adventures Theme Park is just 8 miles down the road

4) Reed Bingham State Park

542 Reed Bingham Road
Norman Park, GA.
Phone: 229-896-3551

A 375-acre lake is popular with boaters and skiers, and fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and bream is excellent. Paddlers can rent canoes and kayaks to explore this beautiful lake lined with fragrant water lilies and tupelo trees. Guided pontoon boat tours are sometimes offered during events. The beach side pavilion, picnic shelters and group shelters are scenic spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations.


5) Wild Adventures Theme Park

3766 Old Clyattville Road
Valdosta, GA.
Phone: 229-219-7080

Wild Adventures Theme Park is a 170-acre theme park, water park and animal park all in one for a great value, located in Valdosta, Georgia.

Step into a world of family adventure featuring one of the South’s largest ride collections including several large coasters. Venture into the habitats of hundreds of exotic animals, or cool off in the region’s largest water park, Splash Island. Sit back and let diverse and popular concerts entertain you after a day of thrills in the park.

Wild Adventures also hosts special events throughout the season. Parks are not open all days. Hours vary. Events, concerts, schedules and operating hours are subject to change without notice.


6) Valdosta Wake Compound

316 Old Clyattville Rd.
Valdosta, GA.
Phone: 229-375-3060

Words couldn’t describe how great this place is so we ask that you look at their videos on their website here. 

Bonus idea: Take a self-guided historic walking tour of Valdosta and experience the city’s amazing architecture.