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Address: 4661 Knight's Academy Road, Valdosta, GA
Phone Number: 229-426-5267
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naturalist paradise

Great place to take the family or venture out on your own. I went last summer and had a great time taking pictures git beautiful shots of water lilies and local birds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the family or venture out on your own. I went last summer and had a great time taking pictures git beautiful shots of water lilies and local birds. Great place to have a picnic. Beautiful walking trails and a three story observation tower for the entire family to explore

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Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice spot for a day hike. I usually go with family or friends to see what's happening in the water. The boards are not that secure so my back will usually hurt for a couple days after because of the repeated impact. The trail is nice and shaded though, and the climb up the tower at the... More 

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Thank Ebrashley
Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great outing if you are visiting or working or living in Valdosta, GA. A short drive from the city takes you to a wildlife area. GrandBay is a swamp with an easy access, one can walk on the boardwalk and climb to the tower to see in totality. Many birds, insects, and occasionally a gator. Quiet, and... More 

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Thank MiryamED
Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get lucky and go when there are no school groups there, this is the most tranquil place imaginable The only sound is your footsteps on the boardwalk. At the right time of year, you can hear the calls of the whooping cranes as they stop by on their migration route. A great place for meditation..

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2 Thank hornbender
Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Like going to church.......Very quiet and serene. Go to take a break from the bustle of life to find some inner peace.

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1 Thank Troy T
Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

The boardwalk to the 3 story tower at the end is a nice lovely walk. Ive been many times and you don't ever know what you might get to see. It's about a mile out to the end with no facilities. So make sure you take a little water with you and make a "pitstop" some place before you begin.

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5 Thank Sogafyrfytr
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Sort of in an outlying area, but not too far from town. Worth the drive and the walk out to the end to see the gators. Climb up the tower for a great view.

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2 Thank buzyom333
Stockton, Ga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've been here a few times. There really isn't much to it. It's very overgrow and has been fairly neglected. However, the last time I stopped in, I talked to a DNR officer and they were doing some work to improve the habitat. That should make for a better experience for hunters and hikes in the coming years... if they... More 

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1 Thank Cajun_D
Valdosta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to go walk for a while with your dog or family. You can take great pics out here too. The trash cans need to be obtained because I don't wanna be strolling down the boardwalk and step on a dirty diaper and half eaten chicken. Then I don't like the nasty bathrooms. I would rather... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Lots of interesting flora and fauna to photograph while exploring the preserve. Recommend going in the morning if it's summer. due to the heat.

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