Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area

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Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area

Georgia

(706) 359-3458

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Overview

This pretty park offers watersports enthusiasts a quiet oasis on 70,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake. Located where the old town of Petersburg once thrived during the 1790s, the park is named in memory of Lt. Robert T. Brown, U.S. Navy, who gave his life in World War II. Petersburg was situated where the Broad and Savannah rivers flow into the Clarks Hill Reservoir. When water levels are low, visitors can see some foundations of the old town and imagine large plantations once flourishing. The park's location on the second largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River provides excellent boating, skiing and fishing. Self-guided land navigation courses teach beginners how to use a compass.

Map of Bobby Brown (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.978670, -82.587833

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Activities

  • Boating

    There is a day use boating ramp for recreationists to launch any craft, including canoe, kayak or motorboats.

  • Camping

    There are 61 self-registration camp sites at Bobby Brown that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A comfort station with water is operational during camping season.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is a popular activity on the lakes 70,000 acres. Visitors should be sure to follow all state regulations.

  • Hiking

    There is a 1.9 mile hiking trail that only begins to explore the parks 665 acres.

  • Hunting

    In the past the recreation has closed on specific dates to allow hunting. The area only recently became an outdoor recreation area. Those interested in hunting should contact Georgia Department of Natural Resources for more information regarding specific hunting regulations for the area.

  • Picnicking

    There are several covered picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • RVing

    There are 61 self-registration camp sites at Bobby Brown that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Electrical hook-ups, dump station and comfort station will be operational at the site during the camping season (March through September).

  • Water Sports

    Enjoy boating and fishing!

  • Winter Sports

    Please contact park services for more information.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Gates lock at 10 p.m.). Camping is available March 15 through September 15.

Directions

Driving

21 miles southeast of Elberton off Ga. Hwy. 72.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(706) 359-3458

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