Things to Do
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THINGS TO DO IN JASPER COUNTY…
The Jasper County Tourism Department – Visitors’ Center is located at 119 West Washington Street, Monticello, Ga. Stop by for current brochures, directions, and information about things to see and do in the county. A Regional Visitor’s Center for the state of Georgia, you will also find directions, information, and brochures available for the state of Georgia.
In Jasper County you can enjoy… ARCHERY – BIRD WATCHING – BICYCLING – BOATING CAMPING – CANOEING – FISHING – HIKING – HISTORIC HOMES – HORSEBACK RIDING HUNTING – MONUMENTS SIGHTSEEING – PICNICING
Interesting Things To See and Do
Benjamin Harvey Hill Historic Site
Camera Ready Community
My Cousin Vinny and more!
Cedar Creek Wildlife Management
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center & Museum
Historic Markers and Monuments
Bear Creek Marina
Berry’s Boat Dock
Hunter Pope Country Club
Monticello Crossroads Scenic Byway and Trailhead
Monticello Market on The Square (May – September)
National Register of Historic Places
Oconee National Forest
Bird Watching Trails
Ocmulgee Flats Hunt Camp
Ocmulgee Mill Run
Ocmulgee River & River Trail
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Seven Islands Indian Trail
Seven Islands Stagecoach Route
Shady Dale Well
Sherman’s March To The Sea Route
Trisha Yearwood Parkway
Visitors’ Center and Museum
Jasper County Recreation Department – 706-468-4916
NATIONAL FOREST/WILDLIFE REFUGE
Ocmulgee National Forest – 706 485-7110
The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests provide the finest outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources in Georgia. Featuring nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, and dozens of campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreation activity opportunities, these lands are rich in natural scenery, history and culture. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Piedmont Wildlife Refuse – 478-986-5441
Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in Putnam, Jones, and Jasper counties. This 40,000 acre property has hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, small game, and dove. No ATVs are allowed on the property.
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center – 770-784-3059
6,400-acre wooded land with 22 ponds is the perfect setting for fishing, plus there is a shooting range, archery range. Hiking, biking, hunting & camping, self-guided driving tours, bird watching, horseback riding, and picnicking are all available to enjoy.
Hunter Pope Country Club – 706-468-6222
Turtle Cove Community – 706-468-8805
Bird watchers cast your binoculars on the Federally Endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker, the Federally Protected Bald Eagle, and many species of concern – the Bachman Sparrow, Wood Thrush, Swainson’s Warbler, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo birds. Experience nature at its finest.
Lloyd Shoals Recreational Park (Georgia Power) Lake Jackson features a beach area for swimming, picnic areas, a lake fishing pier and a tail race fishing pier. There is a picnic pavilions which can be reserved for special occasions or time with family and friends. Also, both lakes have boat launching ramps and they are handicapped accessible so everyone can enjoy the great outdoors picnic, beach, boating.
Bear Creek Marina –Huge deck and covered area outside plus an inside bar area.
60 Bear Creek Marina Rd – Mansfield, Georgia
Berry’s Boat Dock – 770-786-6087
Martin’s Marina – 770-775-3892
Lakeview Restaurant at Martin’s Marina 770-775-1111
8726 Jackson Lake Road – Monticello, Georgia
SCENIC DRIVES and BIKE RIDES
Monticello Crossroads Scenic Byway
Shown on the Georgia State Map – take an enjoyable drive or bike ride viewing pine forests and rolling pastures that dominate the views along the Monticello Crossroads Scenic Byway as it runs through Jasper County. This 29-mile byway emphasizes the rural and historic qualities of the area as it follows State Highways 11 and 83 heading north from the town of Monticello. Native Americans, as well as evangelical Methodist Circuit Riders, once used these routes as they crossed the state.
Seven Islands Road Indian Trail and Stagecoach Route
Enjoy a nostalgic ride throughout Jasper County on this dirt road that was once an this Indian Trail that dates back to 1670. It later became a stage coach route that was from Barksdale Ferry on the Savannah River to Whatley Ferry on the Chattahoochee River.
Ocmulgee Bluff Horse, Bike and Hiking Trail
Ocmulgee Bluff Trail System is the jumping off point for the Ocmulgee River Horse, Bike and Hiking Trail. This area has parking for a large number of vehicles and horse trailers and can accommodate large groups of riders. The trail generally follows the Ocmulgee River, but does move away from the river on some recently added loops. This trail is the compilation of several smaller trails to comprise nearly 30 miles of riding, biking and hiking adventure and pleasure.
CAMPING, FISHING, CANOE/KAYAK
OCMULGEE FLATS HUNT CAMP Meander along the Ocmulgee River, Georgia’s red dirt hills, blanketed by pine forest, and rich bottomlands shaded by the forest’s towering canopies. Kayak, canoe, or fish at the MARJORIE KAHN BOATING ACCESS AREA
Historic Markers and Landmarks…
Across the Ocmulgee – Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill – Bethel Stagecoach Stop – Concord Church Stagecoach Stop – Dow’s Pulpit – Hebron Baptist Church – Home of Senator Alfred Cuthbert
Issac Parker Inn – Jackson Springs – Jasper County – Mill Run – Providence Baptist Church
Reese Home – Site of Inn – Sherman’s March to the Sea Route – The Old Lloyd Place
The Stoneman Raid