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Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area

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4661 Knights Academy Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605-4601
+1 229-426-5267
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Great hike and fire tower!

We really enjoyed this short hike on the boardwalk to the fire tower. The water was very high... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DeLand, Florida
Neat Boardwalk

This is a great little outing. It's easy to walk, and has lots to see. When you get, to the end... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lake Park, Georgia
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“fire tower” (6 reviews)
“water lilies” (3 reviews)
4661 Knights Academy Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605-4601
+1 229-426-5267
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this short hike on the boardwalk to the fire tower. The water was very high - almost as high as the boardwalk -so I was glad that we visited in the winter time. The fire tower offers incredible views of the surrounding...More

Thank Ginas418
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little outing. It's easy to walk, and has lots to see. When you get, to the end, you can climb the observation tower.

1  Thank kbmcg67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reaally nice place for family. Nice boardwalk trail, resting shelters, wildlife, and i believe its a 10 story tower at the end.Great place with pic nic and grills. Make for a nice day.

1  Thank Clay G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Grand Bay is just outside of the main part of Valdosta, Georgia. It provides a nice change from the city without traveling far. There is a walkway out to a tall observation tower. On many days, you will see an alligator or two, along with...More

1  Thank DAvid W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The boardwalk is great and safe for even small children. There are rest stops along the way. Nice views of water plants (especially water lilies) and trees. At times you can see snakes (non-venomous), fish, ducks, etc. The tower is neat to climb for a...More

Thank rogerlQ2545UO
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing trail to the lookout tower. Not overcrowded, boardwalk trail, Rest benches otw to the tower. Restrooms and picnic tables. Sometimes you will see wildlife and others none. Really nice nature area to spend a few hours or picnic and no charge. Always a...More

3  Thank Clay G
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Walked the boardwalk to the tower and back around 9.00am when it was quite cool. Felt very eerie at first as no one else was around. Saw an alligator really up close and others just peeping from the water. Spectacular views from the top of...More

1  Thank penelopeb
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Awesome boardwalk over wetlands filled with beautiful water lilies. Fire tower to climb to see the whole area from high up. Saw some salamanders and a baby alligator!

1  Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We took the kids out there in late December. While walking down the boardwalk the walkway started to vibrate with a low rumble. Upon reaching the tower we spotted an enormous alligator performing their mating call. It must have been at least 12ft long. The...More

1  Thank Bmacle
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I went there for the sole reason to climb the tower. I been there before but it was to hot at that time to take the full walk. This time I got there when it first opened and I had the whole place to myself....More

Thank randy53_11
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3 December 2017|
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Response from bbeevaldosta | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are allowed on boardwalk.
Kari J
9 January 2017|
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Response from Yumiko R | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry that I don't know. We only did the boardwalk.
17 October 2016|
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Response from CarlSlye | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee for parking and no reservation needed. They close at dusk.