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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.

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 pleasant hike or bike expedition along the towpath. Just north of the Augusta Canal are the Savannah River rapids flowing south from Clarks Hill Lake with its +1,200 miles of shoreline, 13 campgrounds, 11 recreation areas, 10 parks and five 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, Lake Oconee is just one of Lake Oconee’s fine resorts.

The six state parks and a state historic site that enhance the East Georgia 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.

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.

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Rocky Comfort Plantation RV Park

Classic South
1456 Johnson Rd.
Warrenton, GA 30828
706-465-3882

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Safe Harbor Trade Winds Marina

Classic South
5577 Marina Pkwy.
Appling, GA 30802
706-541-1380

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Savannah Lakes Village

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

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Shady Grove RV Park

Classic South
3098 GA Hwy. 56
Waynesboro, GA 30830
706-437-4049

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Soap Creek Marina & Resort

Classic South
3000 Soap Creek Lodge Rd.
Lincolnton, GA 30817
706-359-4100

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Swainsboro Golf and Country Club

Classic South
557 Mcleod Bridge Rd.
Swainsboro, GA 30401
478-237-6116

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The Boathouse at Harbor Club

Classic South
3991 Walker Church Rd.
Greensboro, GA 30624
706-999-9717

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The Creek Club at Reynolds Plantation

Classic South
100 Linger Longer Dr.
Greensboro, GA 30642
706-467-1681

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The Gourd Farm

Classic South
1089 Hoyt Braswell Rd.
Wrens, GA 30833
706-547-6784

The Landing at Reynolds Plantation

Classic South
5741 Lake Oconee Pkwy.
Greensboro, GA 30624
706-467-1111

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The National Golf Course

Classic South
100 Linger Longer Rd.
Greensboro, GA 30624
706-467-1111

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The Oconee Golf Course

Classic South
100 Linger Longer Rd.
Greensboro, GA 30624
706-467-1111

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The Preserve

Classic South
1091 Clubhouse Dr.
Greensboro, GA 30624
706-467-1111

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The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

Classic South
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, GA 30642
706-467-0600

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Vogtle RV Park and Campground

Classic South
6581 River Rd.
Waynesboro, GA 30830
706-664-0922

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Wildwood Park

Classic South
6212 Holloway Rd.
Appling, GA 30802
706-541-0586

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William Sasser – Fishing Guide

Classic South
4769 Clark Dr.
Evans, GA 30809
706-589-5468

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Winfield Campground – Clarks Hill Lake

Classic South
7701 Winfield Rd.
Appling, GA 30802
877-444-6777

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Woods-n-Water Hunting and Fishing

Classic South
111 Industrial Dr.
Wrightsville, GA 31558
478-864-9108

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