The quirky small town of Fitzgerald, Georgia, known for its wild chickens in the street, offers a ton of outdoor activities, from biking to boating, fishing to kayaking.
Fitzgerald is committed to being a bike-friendly city. Georgia Bike Route 20 and the proposed Federal Bike Route 15 both run through Fitzgerald. Several self-guided bicycle tours highlight Fitzgerald and its surrounding areas, including the 12.6-mile City Chicken Route through Fitzgerald’s historic districts and neighborhoods, the 26.3-mile Jeff Davis Route that winds through pastoral farmlands, fields, orchards and woods, and the 34.8-mile Blue & Gray Route that leads cyclists through scenic countryside with some well-maintained dirt roads.
Kayak, canoe, or troll Paulk Park’s County Lake on Perry House Road, where you can wet a hook if you feel the urge, but really, no work required. Located 30 minutes from downtown Fitzgerald on Mobley Bluff Road off Highway 107 East, the Ben Hill County Landing on the Ocmulgee River is a wooded, natural setting for camping, barbecues, fishing, and boating (boat launch) with 20 primitive campsites and 15 campsites with water and electricity (30 amp). This landing is an access point to the Ocmulgee River Water Trail which will take you downstream to the river’s confluence with the Oconee River to form the Altamaha River.
The Paulk Park RV Campground sits right next to the 5-acre County Lake. Twenty-four lakeside RV sites and 35 tent-camping sites provide ample facilities for an overnight stay, or come for the day to enjoy picnic shelters and a nature trail. The Paulk Park Nature Trail