Reed Bingham State Park

Quick Facts

Reed Bingham State Park

Georgia

(229) 896-3551

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Things To Do

Overview

Visitors to this scenic park will see an abundance of wildlife, particularly gopher tortoises and 'buzzards.' During winter, thousands of these large birds, which are actually black vultures and turkey vultures, roost in the trees and soar overhead. Throughout the year, gopher tortoises may be seen digging their dens in the sandy soil. Alligators, bald eagles, the rare limpkin, herons, indigo snakes and many other species also live in this protected park. Two nature trails wind through a cypress swamp and sandhill area, habitats which are representative of southern Georgia. A 375-acre lake is popular with boaters and skiers, and fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and bream is excellent.

It was named for Amos Reed Bingham, a local citizen who was instrumental in having the park established.

Map of Reed Bingham (GA)

Latitude, Longitude: 31.177551, -83.534171

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Activities

  • Boating

    The park has three boat ramps that provide access to the 375 acre lake. Access is not restricted to type of craft and visitors can either bring there own or rent a canoe or kayak from the park. Reed Bingham participates in the Georgia State Parks - Park Paddlers Program which encourages physical fitness, exploration of the natural world and a chance to improve ones skills. Finally, Pontoon Boat tours are available. Visitors should call for availability and a schedule.

  • Bird Watching

    The park is known for is buzzards. Viewing is best in the morning and late afternoon. Best locations are near the bridge and dam in the morning and along the nature trail boardwalk near dusk.

  • Bicycling

    A bicycle rental facility is operated by the park.

  • Camping

    The park has 46 shared tent and trailer sites available for reservation. Each site has water, 30 amp electrical service, cable hookup, picnic table, grill, and fire ring. The comfort station at the park has washer/dryer.

  • Fishing

    Reed Bingham has a fishing dock with boat rental in addition to three boat ramps that provide access to the 375 acre lake.

  • Golfing

    There is a miniature golf course at the park.

  • Hiking

    There are seven miles of hiking trails including a dedicated birdwalk trail.

  • Picnicking

    The park has six picnic shelters available for reservations year round.

  • RVing

    The park has 46 shared tent and trailer sites available for reservation and can accommodate trailers and motor-homes up to 50 feet in length. Each site has water, 30 amp electrical service, cable hookup, picnic table, grill, and fire ring. The comfort station at the park has washer/dryer.

  • Water Sports

    Three boat ramps provide access to the 375-acre lake which allows for watercraft and water-skiing access.

Seasonality/Weather

The day use area of the park is open year-round, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Directions

Driving

6 miles west of Adel on Ga. Hwy. 37 via I-75 exit #39, and 14 miles east of Moultrie from U.S. Hwy. 319.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(229) 896-3551

Campground reservations

(800) 864-7275

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