For the Fisherman: Georgia’s Seminole State Park

Seminole State Park, Georgia© 2009 Courtesy of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Park: Fort McAllister State Historic ParkAnglers flock to Lake Seminole to fish for large-mouth bass and myriad other catches, while swimmers can take a dip off a sandy beach.

7870 State Park Dr., Donalsonville, off Hwy. 253, Georgia

Named for the Native Americans who lived in this region before white settlers came, this 604-acre park is best known for water sports—boating, waterskiing, canoeing, and swimming.

Seminole Lake, the main feature here, is a favorite with fishermen. Its shallow waters with beds of stumps and grass contain more species of fish than any other lake in Georgia. The lake is also reputed to have the best largemouth bass fishing in the United States. Experienced anglers who come here maintain that live bait is the best for bass.

Picnic tables, some beneath shelters, are located along the lakefront. Rental cottages and tent and trailer campgrounds, shaded by longleaf pines, poplars, sweet gums, and cedars, also give a view of the lake. Pioneer camping is available in the more remote sections of the park. Be alert: Signs leading to the park can be confused with signs for the Lake Seminole launching ramp, which is not on park property.

Open year-round.

(229) 861-3137

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