This tranquil 604-acre wooded park is in south west Georgia on beautiful Lake Seminole. Lake Seminole is a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing, and bird-watching. The park maintains a variety of lodging options with cottages and campsites. The park maintains camping sites that can accommodate RV’s up to 40 feet in length. At Seminole State Park, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see that many of the cottages, campsites, and picnic areas provide stunning views of the lake.
Seminole State Park offers ample recreational opportunities and a relaxing atmosphere. The park maintains over two miles of trails, a sandy beach, a boat launch, a dock, and a miniature golf course. Since Seminole State Park is clustered around a small cove, you can generally enjoy smooth water for skiing and tubing. The lake offers an alluring beach for swimming, sunbathing, and general relaxation.
Wildlife is also abundant here. While meandering along the park’s nature trail, guests will often see alligators, osprey, bald eagles and other native wildlife. Guests are welcome to hunt for duck and deer in the nearby wildlife management areas.
The cove of water, located within the park, provides access to the larger waters of Lake Seminole. From the park's shoreline, boaters are only minutes away from the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers. Jim Woodruff Dam is also only a short boat ride away.
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Transportation in Seminole State Park
The park's address is:
SEMINOLE STATE PARK
7870 STATE PARK DRIVE
Donalsonville GA 39845
Seminole State Park is located 16 miles south of Donalsonville, GA on Highway 253. Guests to the park will travel south on GA-39 south from Donalsonville and turn when this highway intersects with GA-253. Guests will turn left onto GA-253. You will notice Sonny’s Package Store, also on the left, just prior to the intersection. From GA-253 guests will turn right onto State Park Rd. This will be the first right turn. State Park Rd will take guests into the park.
Guests to Seminole State Park will find parking available at the sandy beach area, the boat launch, the dock. There is parking at the Gopher Tortoise Trail Head. Guests will also find parking available at the miniature golf site and near the picnic area.
There is no public transportation available within the park.
Campgrounds and parking in Seminole State Park
Campsites in Seminole State Park
Seminole State Park Campground
Seminole State Park maintains several lodging options for guests to the park. The terrain is flat, and the park's mature forest is well maintained with undergrowth kept to a minimum. The longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem native to Seminole State Park is home to gopher tortoises and an abundant variety of other wildlife.
Guests to Seminole State Park can choose from 14 Cottages, 50 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites, Tree-house Camping, or 2 Pioneer Campgrounds. The cabin-style cottages at Seminole State Park are furnished and can accommodate up to eight people. Each cottage features central heat and air, satellite television, two bedrooms with two double beds each. The cottages also provide a living area and fully equipped kitchen. Bed and bath linens are provided. Four of the cottages have fireplaces, and all have screened porches with rocking chairs.
Seminole State Park guests also have their choice of several camping options. The park maintains 50 campsites for tents, trailers or RVs up to 40 feet in length. All sites include water and 30-amp electrical hookups, a picnic table, a fire ring, and a grill. Camping groups of 10 or more can reserve a stand-alone primitive pioneer campsite. These campsites have running water and pit toilets but no electricity. Groups of up to 15 can also reserve a tree-house-style structure on stilts. The 30-by-30-foot screened tree-house has an open floor space surrounded by benches. The tree-house shelter does not include water or power. However, it does have a pit toilet.
The park maintains restrooms, a sewage dump station, and hot showers for campers.
Seasonal activities in Seminole State Park
Kolomoki Mounds State Park
Guests to Seminole State Park with an interest in Native American culture may find Kolomoki Mounds State Par in Blakely, GA worth the hour’s drive. Kolomoki Mounds State Park is a historically significant park. It is the oldest and largest Woodland Indian site in the southeastern United States. The site where the park now stands was occupied by Indians from 350 to 750 A.D. and is Georgia’s oldest great temple mound. The mound stands 57-feet high, dominates two smaller burial mounds and several ceremonial mounds. The park maintains a museum that is built around an excavated mound. This provides a unique educational setting. Learn who these native people were and how they lived. Be fascinated by ancient artifacts and watch a film relating how these people lived.
Swimming and boating
Guests to Seminole State Park will find the park an ideal space to spend some time near the water. The park is situated on Seminole Lake and offers guests a quiet space to enjoy lake life. The lake is a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating. Since Seminole State Park is clustered around a small cove, guests generally enjoy smooth water for skiing and tubing. Guests to the park will find a well-maintained sandy beach as well as a boat launch and a dock. And don't worry if you don't have a boat of your own; the park rents kayaks, canoes, and peddle boats.
Those with an interest in hiking or wildlife observation will enjoy the easy, lightly traveled two-mile Gopher Tortoise Trail in Seminole State Park. This trail takes you through two distinct ecosystems. You begin the Gopher Tortoise Trail in a mature woodland forest and proceed through wetlands. This provides guests with the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife. The trail is good for bird-watching as well as tortoise spotting.
Seminole County Courthouse
Guests to Seminole State Park with an interest in history and architecture may be interested in seeing the Seminole County Courthouse in nearby Donalsonville. The Courthouse is a two-story Beaux Arts-style courthouse that was built in 1922.The courthouse was renovated in 1977-78. It has an Ionic tetrastyle projecting entrance with two-story columns. The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
The Seminole County Courthouse is said to be, "the most outstanding building in Donalsonville, a town of 3,500 people. Architecturally it is one of the more outstanding 1920's courthouse structures in the state, because of the plan and the interior and exterior detailing."
Decatur County History Museum
Guests to Seminole State Park with an interest in history and local culture may be interested in visiting the Decatur County History Museum in nearby Bainbridge. The original Decatur County Historical Society, founded in 1969, sought to preserve local history. The collection of historic memorabilia they established now resides in a lovely museum located at 127 East Water Street "On the Square" in downtown Bainbridge, GA. The museum is officially open Saturdays from 10-2 but tours can be arranged at any time. Contact the museum to schedule a tour at regular off times. Both tours and parking are free to the public.
Visitors to the Decatur County History Museum will find artifacts and local memorabilia on display within. As they meander through the museum, guests will see exhibits regarding agriculture, business, education and family life in Bainbridge and Decatur County. Guests to the Decatur County History Museum can expect to see items like the confederate flag of the Hardee Rifles dating from 1861 and a Cyprus Dugout Canoe believed to have been made by early European settlers sometime between the late 1700's or early 1800's in the style of an Indian dugout.
Guests to Seminole State Park with an interest in geocaching will be excited to hear that the park participates in Georgia’s “Park’s GeoTour.” If you are unaware of the sport of geocaching, it is a modern outdoor adventure game, similar to a treasure hunt. Geocachers use a GPS-capable device to locate hidden caches. The basic idea behind geocaching is to locate hidden containers called "caches", trade trinkets found within the caches, and sign the logbook at each cache before sharing your experiences online.
After obtaining coordinates and hints from www.geocaching.com, guests can begin searching Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites locations for hidden caches. Geocaching is a fun and inexpensive family activity. It is a great way to increase your outdoor activity and explore new spaces.