114 North Peterson Ave., Ste. 205,
Douglas, GA 31533

Douglas and Coffee County are immersed in the great outdoors.

Our small town appreciates the importance of preserving the natural world around us and conserving the wildlife that sustained generations of Coffee Countians. Whether you’re looking for a weekend of camping and fishing with the family or a guided quail hunt and lodge accommodations, Coffee County can pour a cup of outdoor recreation to please everyone.

General Coffee State Park

The agricultural history of Southeast Georgia is on display at Heritage Farm at General Coffee State Park, one of Georgia’s best kept secrets. The 1,511-acre park includes log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits that show what farming was like in a bygone era. The park also includes a 4-acre lake, the Burnham Cottage and Hawksnest House, more than 13 miles of horseback riding trails, ride-in primitive campsites, drive-in campsites, RV campsites and much more. General Coffee State Park is home to some of the best hiking trails in Southeast Georgia. Trails wind along the Seventeen-Mile River and along boardwalks through cypress swamps where rare and endangered species like pitcher plants grow. Keep your eyes peeled for the shy indigo snake, gopher tortoises and a huge variety of birds. Photographers should remember to bring their gear because they won’t want to miss these wildlife viewing opportunities.

  • 46 John Coffee Road
  • Nicholls, GA 31544
  • 912-384-7082
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The Broxton Rocks

A roaring waterfall and 30-foot cliffs aren’t expected when visiting a city in Georgia’s coastal plain. That is why the Broxton Rocks are so special. The Nature Conservancy has preserved 1,650 acres around where sandstone running under the flat geography was exposed by erosion roughly 15,000 years ago. The result is a network of fissures, cliffs and crevices that stay cool and moist and create an ecosystem unlike anywhere else in the coastal plain. Open to the public Easter Sunday and June-August only. It is available for private tours in the Spring.

Hunting & Fishing

We have plenty of mouthwatering dining options in Douglas, but there is nothing like bringing home dinner after a day in the woods, the fields or on the water. Hunting or fishing on private property without permission is strictly prohibited by law.

• Fish the four-acre lake at General Coffee State Park or head to the Satilla River, an undammed, 235-mile long blackwater river that empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The Satilla is the only blackwater river entirely in Georgia. Also undammed and flowing until it meets the Oconee River to form the mighty Altamaha, the Ocmulgee River also runs through Coffee County, providing ample opportunities for fishing, paddling, and wildlife viewing.

• Hunt some of the finest quail fields and stay at private preserves like BranHill Plantation, Gopher Plantation or Tussock Bay. Turkey, deer and other game are also in ample supply in Southeast Georgia, a paradise for the avid outdoorsman. Find the gear you need for the hunt at Jerry’s Sport Shop, 4075 Vickers Xing in Ambrose or at Taylor’s Outdoor and Apparel, 807 S. Peterson Avenue in Douglas, Ga.

Seven South Plantation
Seven South Plantation offers the finest quail hunting experience in South Georgia. With 1,300 acres of diverse wildlife habitat, comfortable lodging, knowledgeable guides and some of the best cookin' around, Seven South is sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Step away from the hustle and bustle of life at Seven South Plantation.

Seven South Plantation
146 Town Creek Road
Denton, GA. 32473
Phone: 912-592-4090

Tussock Bay
Tussock Bay is where adventure meets the outdoors. Guided deer, quail, and turkey hunts are available on this family-owned preserve. The woods are beautiful, the hunting extraordinary and the experience, especially hunting with first-class dogs, is unparalleled.

8916 State Highway 64 East Axson, GA 31624 tussockbay.com

Gopher Plantation
The Gopher Plantation offers diverse topography that provides an optimum wildlife habitat. Intensive management has created an abundance of wildlife seldom available to the public. It creates a touch of heaven to the hunter after being micromanaged for over 35 years. Each critter can find his favorite habitat in pine plantations, oak ridges, Carolina bays, river flood plains, palmetto and wiregrass ridges along with two rivers and nine ponds.

Phone: 912-383-2052 312
Gopher Lane, Millwood, GA 31552

Douglas Parks and Recreation

Get outside and enjoy the beautifully mild Southeast Georgia weather year-round at any of the city parks. Take a stroll, pedal a bike or go for a swim. There are plenty of ways to stay active in Douglas and Coffee County.

Wheeler Park is the perfect place for birthday parties and family reunions. It features a small ball field, tennis courts, restroom facilities, and a group shelter that can be reserved.

The Douglas Greenway Trail cuts through the historic heart of Douglas. The 2.5-mile asphalt path is laid along what was once a railroad route through town used by the Georgia-Florida Railroad. The path is free to use and passes through the landscaped campus of South Georgia College, the state’s oldest junior college, and the old train depot that served Douglas, now the Heritage Station Museum. The Trail will eventually lead to Premier Park.

Premier Sports Athletic Complex at J.C. Adams Municipal Park features three football fields, four baseball and softball fields, batting and pitching cages, a concession stand, lighting and much more. That is in addition to the three softball fields, soccer field, two fishing ponds, park shelter, and playground that are already at the park. A swimming pool is also planned for the complex.

Davis Wade Park features the Public Swimming Pool, a concession stand, the Miracle League baseball field, an ADA Accessible playground, and 6 tennis courts. To be finished in Summer 2022.

Other Douglas City Parks include:

  • Atkinson Plaza
  • Eastside Park
  • Huckaby Complex
  • Jackie Allen Park
  • Jackson Park
  • J.C. Municipal Park
  • Middle School Complex
  • North Madison Avenue Park
  • Round Tree Park
  • Unity Park
  • Whispering Pines
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  • 200 C S. Madison Avenue
  • Douglas, GA 31533
  • 912-384-5978
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Douglas Golf and County Club

Douglas Golf and Country Club is tucked away on 175 rolling acres of South Georgia pines along the Seventeen-Mile River in Douglas. The 18-hole championship course is professionally maintained and offers one of the best golf experiences in South Georgia. The club features other amenities like a swimming pool, tennis courts, a lounge, restaurant and clubhouse.

  • 1425 Golf Club Road
  • Douglas, GA 31533
  • 912-384-4707
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The Fun Place

The Fun Place lives up to its name with something for the entire family. Go-kart racing, a skating rink, a driving range, batting cages, miniature golf, playgrounds, arcades, and tasty concessions make The Fun Place a great way to spend the day in Douglas. The center for family fun in Douglas is $10 per person.

  • 159 Thompson Drive
  • Douglas, GA 31533
  • 912-389-1250
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South Georgia Youth Park Wiregrass Arena

The Wiregrass Arena, operated by the City of Nicholls, is an event and performance venue that hosts equestrian events, fairs, concerts and other community events.

  • 416 Flying Hawk Road
  • Nicholls, GA 31554
  • 912-345-2421

Red Brick Farm

Learn how to plant, harvest and preserve berries, veggies and a lot more at Red Brick Farm. Owners Lamar and Caroline have a passion for fresh, local food and love sharing it with visitors to Red Brick Farm. While you’re there, pick up some fresh produce or some homemade wares like jams, grits and syrups. Open Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • 225 Lake Demie Lane
  • Douglas, GA 31533
  • 912-381-4667
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South Georgia State College Community Golf Course

The nine-hole course opened in 1963 and is open to the public to play. The course features a total of 3,100 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course is on campus at South Georgia State College.

  • Tiger Road
  • Douglas, GA 31533
  • 912-384-7353

Paulk Vineyards

Make the scenic drive out to our family farm to visit our Tasting Room! We’re located at just outside of Coffee County in Wray, Georgia. Here you’ll find fresh muscadines (available seasonally, in August and September), as well as food and beverage products made from the muscadines grown right here on our farm. Be sure to check out our U-pick crops and follow us on Facebook for some super fun events.

  • 1788 Satilla Rd
  • Wray, Georgia 31798
  • 229-468-7873
  • sales@paulkvineyards.com
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Okefenokee Swamp

The Okefenokee Swamp, just a short drive from Douglas, is a natural wonder unlike any place else on earth. The Land of the Trembling Earth is a blackwater swamp protected as a National Wildlife Refuge that is accessible via state and private parks and other private land. The swamp offers unparalleled wildlife viewing, paddling, and camping opportunities, among many other outdoor adventures including airboat rides.

  • 5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd
  • Waycross, Georgia 31503
  • (912) 283-0583
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