Description: This beautiful lake park lies between the Broad River and Savannah River where they join to form Clark Hill Reservoir. Nearly surrounded by water, this park is a quiet refuge for humans and wildlife alike. This site was the location of the third largest town in Georgia during the early 1800s. Mixed forests of hardwoods and pine cover this peninsula and provide a home to a variety of wildflowers and wildlife. 2 miles of trails offer plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities. Miles of lake shoreline are easily reached by the trail system and offer beautiful views of the surrounding rolling, forested hills.
Viewing Information: Cade Trail and History Trail have interpretive signs that provide natural history information on the plants and animals seen along the trail. Near the beaver ponds, look for raccoon, otter, and mink tracks in the soft mud. Mallards, blue-winged teal, wood ducks, and Canada geese often rest in the many coves along the shoreline. An elevated observation deck overlooks the confluence of the Broad and Savannah Rivers. Look overhead for bald eagles as these are a common sight during spring and summer. Large populations of white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, gray squirrels, and songbirds are found throughout the park. Along the lake edge, search the shallow waters for large-mouth bass, redear sunfish, and bluegill.
Directions: From Elberton, take GA Hwy. 72 east 14 miles to Bobby Brown State Park Road. Turn right onto park road and continue for 7 miles to the entrance.
Management: Georgia DNR, Parks and Historic Sites Division, 706-213-2046
Closest Town: Elberton, GA
Site Notes: showers, pioneer camping, swimming, annual special events
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