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Description - This little-known gem on the Flint River is one of Georgia's newest state parks. It rests in the Plains Region of Georgia offering an outdoor haven for water sport enthusiasts. Paddleboaters, anglers and rock skippers are attracted to the 1,372-acre parcel. Recreation ranges from a pleasant cool-off in the gently flowing river to exciting kayak runs among the river's boulder-strewn waters. Rocky bluffs and a mixture of pine and hardwoods grace the Flint River shores. Day users will find limited yet pleasant recreation attractions. Wildflowers add their beauty to the park along with a variety of wildlife including deer, raccoon, rabbits, squirrels and birds such as wood thrushes, woodpeckers and mockingbirds.

Recreation - Sprewell Bluff State Park is a day use facility offering picnic areas with grills, a 3-mile hiking trail from the river's shore to rock bluff high above the Flint River and numerous shoreline fishing locations. Anglers can expect to catch bass and catfish. Land lovers enjoy picnicking and horseshoe tossing amid the park's grassy fields. Canoeists and kayakers will find the boulder-strewn river exciting. A cartop boat launch is provided as well as seasonal canoe rental. The river's rocky shores lend themselves to rock skipping which has become an annual park event each Labor Day. Folks needing overnight amenities will find accommodations at F.D. Roosevelt State Park that rests 25 miles away.

Climate - Georgia generally experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers. Be prepared for occasional cold weather during the winter.

Location - Located 8 miles west of Thomaston off GA Hwy. 74. Go to Old Alabama Road, turn left. Go south 5 miles from GA Hwy. 74 to reach Sprewell Bluff.


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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I came across this park accidentally as I was returning from mountain biking at Camp Thunder. The water was high and the current was a little too swift for wading that day, but it made me wish I had a kayak. The view from atop the bluff of the river winding its way through the hills was breathtaking. The woods were full of dogwood and wild azaleas. There was also a beautiful lily-like flower I have not seen before. There was not a lot to do there other than look around, but the looking around was worth the trip. The park is within an hour's drive of most places in South Metro.

Filed By: Dr. Dave Gowan (Tallahassee, FL)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A regular stop for us over the last 30 years. Climb the cliffs just across the river from the main gate (no climbing gear needed), sit on a projecting boulder with your girl, and enjoy the view and lunch (smooching allowed). A good tubing river if the water levels are right.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The water is pretty nice, but the rock climbing is the best.About the best rocks in the area.


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Contact Information:
Sprewell Bluff State Park, 740 Sprerwell Bluff Road , Thomaston, GA, 30286, Phone: 706-646-6026

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Plains Region - This area is located at the western edge of Georgia along the Alabama state line and south to the Florida line. Columbus is the major city in the area. These areas include lakes and rivers as well as historic home sites.

Links:
Georgia State Parks - Official Agency Website

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