Surrounding Lake Seminole is a lovely 604-acre green space home to pine forests, spacious campsites, miniature golf courses, sandy shoreline, and a lively ecosystem. This tranquil getaway goes by the name Seminole State Park, and it’s a place where RVers and campers love to spend their vacation. Both the park and lake are named after the Seminole tribe indigenous to Florida.
Tucked away in the southwestern outskirts of Georgia, the park is around 20 miles away from the city of Donalsonville, and a little over the hour away from Albany. Such a convenient position will come in handy when you decide to explore the nearby towns, or in case you need to find an RV rental for your vacation.
Lake Seminole is a massive 37,500-acre body of water home to predatory reptiles like snakes and alligators, fish species like largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, as well as birds of prey like osprey and bald eagles. Visitors usually spend their time enjoying water-based activities and exploring the park. All you need to do is book an RV in Seminole County, reserve a campsite, pack your bags, and get ready for an unforgettable trip.
With the lake as its focal point, Seminole State Park campers typically spend their time swimming, fishing, paddling, water skiing, and kayaking. In other words, the time spent at the lake will be quite eventful. In case you don’t own a boat, you can rent one here. For those who plan to spend their time fishing, don't forget to bring your fishing license along with the rest of the gear.
For the restless explorers, the park boasts just over two miles of hiking trails that you can use to stay active and explore the land. Due to the park's rich biodiversity, hikers tend to take their time, paying close attention to their natural surroundings. Keen observers should have no issue spotting different animal species, like the gopher tortoise, raccoon, or deer. Alternatively, you can spend your time geocaching and uncovering hidden treasures.
For entertainment, visitors like to play mini-golf (guests are charged for this activity), spend their time sunbathing, and take their kids to the playground. Hunters also camp near Seminole State Park to hunt deer and duck in nearby wildlife management areas.
Camping at Seminole State Park
There are several Seminole State Park camping options. Lodgers can spend their time in a treehouse, a fully furnished cottage, or tent or motorhome camping. The state park RV campgrounds are located along the lakeshore and feature more than 45 spots.
Water and electric hookups are available (30 and 50 amps). The maximum site length for campervans is 40 feet, and both back-in and pull-through spaces are available. A picnic table, grill, and fire ring are available amenities at each site. Nearby facilities include restrooms, showers, and a dump station. RV camping at state parks in Georgia is pet-friendly, so your pets can tag along, provided they are kept on a leash throughout your stay.
Exploring the Area
The state park is one of the main draws to Seminole county. Unfortunately, in terms of other tourist attractions, the county leaves much to be desired. The good news is that Dothan, Alabama is just an hour away. For those with pint-sized campers, visiting either Water World or Adventureland Theme Park is definitely going to be a blast. Water World is filled with pools and slides, whereas Adventure Land is packed with arcade games and fun rides.
For those who prefer cultural and historical attractions, G.W. Carver Interpretive Museum is a must-see. The museum exhibits celebrate the contributions of African American scientists, explorers, and inventors. In addition to informative exhibits, the museum also hosts regular events, so check the calendar to find out what's happening during your stay.
The Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan is also a hub for visual arts. The museum's collections showcase over 1,000 items, primarily paintings of artists local to Alabama. Book a tour, or check if there's an interesting event happening during your stay. The museum regularly hosts writers' nights, movie screenings, and arts festivals.
When it comes to restaurants, Dothan is packed with an array of cuisines. Seafood, Thai, sushi, Italian, Mexican, barbecue — you name it, Dothan has it. However, you won’t have to drive all the way here to dine out, since Donalsonville has a number of restaurants along with gas stations and shops. No need to worry about an empty gas tank or an empty belly if you're camping in an RV near Seminole State Park.