Calhoun, Georgia in Gordon County is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Paddle the waters. Hike and bike the scenic nature trails. Marvel at The ROCK Garden’s 50 hand-built miniature stone castles and cathedrals. Walk in the footsteps of Cherokee Indians and Civil War soldiers. Enjoy fun on the farm.
Enjoy scenic views as you paddle Gordon County’s rivers – the Oostanaula, Coosawattee and Conasauga. Gordon County boasts 47 miles of rivers and provides perfect opportunities for flat-water paddling.
Calhoun and Gordon County have scenic trails for leisurely hikes and bike rides or intermediate trails to challenge yourself. Good beginner trails can be found at the Calhoun Recreation Center and Salacoa Creek Park. The Sonoraville Recreation Center offers a good beginner to intermediate trail. The Water Tank Trails are more intermediate.
The 1.5-mile nature trail at Salacoa Creek Park is just one of the park’s amenities. This 364-acre recreational area consists of 32 RV sites with 30 amp electric hook-ups, water, fire ring, picnic table, deck and dump station; 25 primitive camping sites with restrooms and shower facilities; a 126-acre lake with swimming and beach area, 2 playgrounds, a picnic pavilion (with electricity and water) that accommodates up to 100 people, a boat launch area (electric motors only), and john boat rentals.
Or check out the parks at Sonoraville. The Sonoraville Recreation Complex is a 79-acre park featuring 6 lighted tennis courts, 4 lighted baseball fields, 2 soccer fields, a lighted football field, a skate-park, 2 playgrounds, picnic pavilions and a community center with a 2 basketball court gymnasium, fitness center, 3 community rooms, concessions stand and locker rooms. Nearby, the Harold “Ooky” Faith Memorial Park is a 10-acre park on Belwood Road that consists of a 1.5-mile lighted asphalt walking loop trail around a pond, two gazebos, and a fenced playground.
And when you’re in downtown Calhoun, City Park is a perfect place to relax. Grab lunch from a local restaurant and enjoy a picnic beside the fountain.