Paradise Public Fishing Area

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Paradise Public Fishing Area

Georgia

(229) 533-4792

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Overview

Paradise Public Fishing Area is a unique combination of 71 lakes and ponds totaling 550 acres of water, 568 acres of forested land, and 123 acres of open fields and roads. Habitat types include wetlands, upland pine, planted pine, pine savannas, longleaf pine/wiregrass, and mixed hardwood. The area is intertwined with roads and trails providing visitors passage to much of the area. Slightly rolling hills covered with pines slope down to lake banks and distinct wetland habitats. Lake shorelines, cypress-gum ponds, and branch swamps provide habitats for a variety of wading birds and waterfowl. Clusters of pond cypress and black gum surrounded by water provide an ideal resting spot for wood storks and herons. In contrast, a large longleaf pine/wiregrass community located on the south side of the area provides a perfect habitat for gopher tortoises and a variety of snakes.

For hours of operation, visit http://www.gofishgeorgia.com or call (770) 761-3014.

Map of Paradise Public Fishing Area (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 31.442724, -83.358421

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Activities

  • Boating

    There are concrete boat ramps and boat dock that provide access to the area's lakes.

  • Camping

    Primitive camping is available at the fishing area. Visitors should expect to be self contained and can call for addition information.

  • Fishing

    The 68 lakes are home to Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie, brown bullhead. Lake Paradise (46 acres) has reopened after being closed since 2007 for repair work and re-stocking. For hours of operation, visit http://www.gofishgeorgia.com or call (770) 761-3014.

  • Hiking

    Visitors are welcome to hike the area and there are two designated hiking trails.

  • Hunting

    Waterfowl hunting opportunities available at this PFA. Those interested should contact the ranger station and follow all hunting regulations.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables are located throughout the area.

Seasonality/Weather

For hours of operation, visit http://www.gofishgeorgia.com or call (770) 761-3014.

Directions

Driving

Directions from Tifton: East on US Highway 82 for 8 miles to Brookfield. Turn right onto Whitley Road and travel approximately 100 yards; take the first left onto Brookfield-Nashville Road and travel 1.5 miles. Entrance to area is on the left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(229) 533-4792

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