LOCATE IT: Classic South

Classic South: Where Nature is a Southern Tradition

Georgia’s Classic South Region’s natural beauty and rich history start in Augusta,
perched on the banks of the Savannah River and home of the Masters® Golf Tournament.

Georgia’s Classic South Region’s natural beauty and rich history start in Augusta, perched on the banks of the Savannah River and home of the Masters® Golf Tournament.History meets outdoor recreation on the 1845 Augusta Canal’s 8.5 miles of waterway, where visitors can cruise the Canal in a replica canal cargo boat or enjoy a pleasanthikeorbike expedition along the towpath. Just north of the Augusta Canal are the Savannah River rapidsflowing south from Clarks Hill Lake with its +1,200 miles of shoreline, 13 campgrounds, 11 recreation areas, 10 parks andfive marinas.

Augusta’s Phinizy Swamp Nature Park allows views of a variety of wildlife from its nature trails and observation decks through its 1,150 acres of wetlands and swamps.

Nearby, in Thomson-McDuffie County, anglers enjoy the McDuffie Public Fishing Area’s seven ponds full of bass, bluegill, sunfish and catfish. Outside the PFA, McDuffie has quite an equestrian and fox hunting community, celebrated with the annual Belle Meade Hunt.

Try your skill at one of three professional disc golf courses at the PDGA International Disc Golf Center at Wildwood Park in Appling, on the banks of Clarks Hill Lake, just minutes from Augusta. Further north, near Lincolnton, ride your horse on trails at Bussey Point or hunt for crystals at Graves Mountain.

West of Augusta is Georgia’s Lake Country – Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, Georgia’s second-largest lake. Family friendly camping, boating, fishing and hunting are accented by what Golf Digest magazine describes as one of theTop 50 golf destinations in the world. The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation is just one of Lake Oconee’s fine resorts.

The six state parks and a state historic site that enhance the Classic South Region provide hiking on nature trails, camping, swimming, fishing, cottages, house museum tours, and special events.

Explore all six state parks – Elijah Clark, A.H. Stephens, Mistletoe, Hamburg, Magnolia Springs, and George L. Smith – as well as the

historic Robert Toombs House.

Elijah Clark State Park in Lincolnton and Mistletoe State Park in Appling both give access to 71,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake. These parks offer opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and biking.

A.H. Stephens State Park in Crawfordville, just a few miles off I-20, is probably best known for its equestrian facilities. Bring your horse to explore 21 miles of trails and stay overnight in the dedicated equestrian campground. Also enjoy fishing and boating, geocaching, and learning about A.H. Stephens, a key officer in the American Civil War, in the Confederate museum within the park.

Hamburg State Park in Mitchell offers a wonderful combination of outdoor recreation and history. The shores of quiet Hamburg Lake, fed by the Little Ogeechee River, are dotted with shaded camp sites. Anglers can enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, crappie and bream in the lake, boating (up to 10 HP) and a fishing pier. Watch for turtles, alligators, raccoons, deer, birds and numerous other animals that live within the park.

Beautiful Magnolia Springs State Park in Millen attracts visitors to the boardwalk spanning its crystal-clear springs flowing 7 million gallons per day to view alligators, turtles and other wildlife near the springs.

The mill pond at George L. Smith State Park in Twin City beckons anglers and paddlers to explore tupelo and cypress tree stands dripping with Spanish moss, and to look for beaver dams and wading birds such as blue heron and white ibis.

Bikers will enjoy the Classic South Region’s stretch of the historic Woodpecker Trailwhich runs for almost 200 miles along U.S. highways 25 and 121 from Augusta to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia’s coastal area.

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Savannah Lakes Village

Classic South
5812 US Hwy. 378W
McCormick, SC 29835
864-391-4116

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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Classic South
1450 Greene St.
Augusta, GA 30901-5237
706-823-0440

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McDuffie Public Fishing Area

Classic South
4695 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Thomson, GA 30808
706-595-1684

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Cummins Power South – Augusta

Classic South
2923 Riverwest Drive
Augusta, GA 30907-2025
706-722-8825

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Magnolia Springs State Park

Classic South
1053 Magnolia Springs Dr.
Millen, GA 30442-6604
478-982-1660

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Hickory Hill

Classic South
502 Hickory Hill Dr.
Thomson, GA 30824
706-595-7777

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Clarks Hill Lake Wildlife Management Area

Classic South
Smith Mill Rd.
Thomson, GA 30680
706-595-4222

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Big Hart Campground – Clarks Hill Lake

Classic South
5258 Washington Rd.
Thomson, GA 30824
877-444-6777

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Clarks Hill Lake/J. Strom Thurmond Lake – McDuffie County

Classic South
Clarks Hill Lake
Thomson, GA 30680
706-595-1684

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A.H. Stephens State Park

Classic South
456 Alexander St. NW
Crawfordville, GA 30631-2903
706-456-2602

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AllenFarms

Classic South
112WhetselRd.
Twin City, GA 30471
478-494-3587

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Applewood Golf Course

Classic South
6130 Story Mill Rd.
Keysville, GA 30816
706-554-0028

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Armor Bridge Boat Ramp

Classic South
Brown's Ford Rd
Greensboro, GA 30624
706-485-8704

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Augusta Canal Headgates

Classic South
3300 Evans To Locks Rd.
Martinez, GA 30907
706-868-3349

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Augusta GreenJackets Baseball

Classic South
Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Rd.
Augusta, GA 30904
706-736-7889

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Augusta Riverwalk Marina

Classic South
1 Fifth St.
Augusta, GA 30901
706-722-1388

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AugustaMunicipalGolfCourse(ThePatch)

Classic South
2023HighlandAve.
Augusta, GA 30904
706-731-9344

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Bartram Trail Golf Club

Classic South
470 Bartram Trail Club Dr.
Evans, GA 30809
706-210-4681

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BeaverCreekPlantation

Classic South
3698Hwy.80E.
Twin City, GA 30471
478-763-2920

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Bob’s RV Park

Classic South
5492 Storymill Rd.
Keysville, GA 30816
706-799-4644

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Bussey Point Recreation Area

Classic South
Double Branches Rd.
Lincolnton, GA 30817
877-444-6777

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ByneBluffBlueberryFarm

Classic South
537JonesAve.
Waynesboro, GA 30830
706-554-6244

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CallawayPlantation

Classic South
2160LexingtonRd.
Washington, GA 30673
706-678-7060

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Captain Tommy Dudley

Classic South
Clarks Hill Lake
Augusta, GA
706-833-4807

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Clarks Hill Lake/J. Strom Thurmond Lake – Lincoln Co.

Classic South
112 N. Washington St.
Lincolnton, GA 30817
706-359-7970

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Clarks Hill Lake/J. Strom Thurmond Lake – McDuffie County

Classic South
Clarks Hill Lake
Thomson, GA 30680
706-359-7970

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Clarks Hill Lake/J. Strom Thurmond Lake-Warren County

Classic South
46 S. Norwood St.
Warrenton, GA 30828
706-465-9604

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Clarks Hill Lake/J. Strom Thurmond Lake-Wilkes

Classic South
29 W. Square
Washington, GA 30673
706-678-2013

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Country Club of Greene County

Classic South
5273UnionPointHwy.
Union Point, GA 30669
706-486-4513

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Courson’s Winery

Classic South
2623 Hwy. 22
Sparta, GA 31087-7638
706-444-0616

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