Locate It: Forsyth

If you’re looking for parks, look no further than Forsyth, Ga. Eight parks within the city provide a wide variety of outdoor activities. Also in Monroe County are the Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area and Lake Juliette.

Monroe County Parks and Recreation has ball fields, a pavilion, and summer camps. Country Club Park has a playground for children and walking trails. If you like to play basketball, the court at Kynette Park is waiting for you. Milledge Circle Park is another spot for families, offering a playground. Hill Street Park has a playground and basketball court. You’ll also want to visit the quaint Lee Street Park.

For the more adventurous, the kids’ splash pad at 343 Country Club Drive helps with the summertime heat. Practice skateboarding and biking at the Skate/Pump Track just across from the splash pad.

Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area is in Monroe County. The 5,884-acre property has hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game, dove, waterfowl, and coyote. visit Rum Creek: Berry Creek Area with its 161-acre archery only zone. Rum Creek WMA is a bird watcher’s paradise, where you’re like to spot bald eagles and perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare red-cockaded woodpecker.

Lake Juliette is a 3,600-acre reservoir operated by Georgia Power that is surrounded by the Rum Creek WMA and is adjacent
to the Rum Creek MARSH project, a refuge area for wintering waterfowl. The most common species of ducks found on the lake include ring-necked ducks, lesser scaup, teal, and mallards. Canada geese also can be found feeding on open points scattered around the lake. There is no waterfowl hunting allowed west of Ebenezer Road, except that youth may hunt waterfowl between Ebenezer and Juliette Roads in the designated Youth Area. No motor in excess of 25 hp may be operated on Lake Juliette.

Practice your sharpshooting at Meadows Clay Sports, a premier shooting facility appropriate for beginners, recreational clay shooters, wing shooters, and competitive sportsmen.

Geocaching is popular in Forsyth. When you’re ready for a treasure hunt, go to geocaching.com and put in the ZIP code for Forsyth (31029) to get started.

Golf may be more your speed. The Forsyth Golf Club is an 18-hole public course and features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. River Forest Golf Club’s 18 holes of great golf is another possibility.

A zoo with farm animals is at Hamlin Hills Farm. If you have little ones, they will love the horses, goats, and pigs. Twin Oaks Fun Farm also has a variety of animals for children to interact with.

There is lots to do in Forsyth. Learn more at forsythcvb.com.

Download our one-sheeter on outdoor activities in and around Forsyth: https://forsythcvb.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Road-Trip-Basecamp-PDF.pdf 

And check out the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ interactive map of the Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area: https://gadnrwrd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=dc1d22bc5ce4415a83f4367b243795d0&extent=-83.921,32.996,-83.711,33.113

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Forsyth - Locations

City of Forsyth CVB

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20 N. Jackson St.
Forsyth, GA 31029

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Hamlin Hills Farm

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477 Dames Ferry Rd.
Forsyth, GA 31029

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Meadows Clay Sports

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1064 Rumble Rd
Forsyth, GA 31029

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Forsyth Country Club Park

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343 Country Club Dr.
Forsyth, GA 31029

Forsyth KOA

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414 S. Frontage Rd.
Forsyth, GA 31029

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River Forest Golf Club

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1 Clubhouse Dr.
Forsyth, GA 31029

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Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area

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GA Hwy. 18
Forsyth, GA 31029


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