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Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area

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

Grand Bay is a wonderful place to view. I go there often with my children and with large groups of children and teens. It is very educational as far as the natural plant and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Valdosta, Georgia
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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Grand Bay is a wonderful place to view. I go there often with my children and with large groups of children and teens. It is very educational as far as the natural plant and animal life of this area. The museum there is also educational....just packed with scientific data and hands-on learning experiences.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Want to get away, see some gators, and enjoy an actual swamp by all means of the Word?? Look no further! Beautiful (and safe) boardwalk with a great tower to climb and every once in a while you can get a low flyover from the local Moody Air Force Base!

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I love coming here. It's usually pretty quiet and you can get a really good view from the tower. I highly recommend a visit and a stroll down the boardwalk if you are in town.

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Geneva, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great place to hunt and get away. I have hunted there several times over the years and have always had good luck. In fact Georgia offers many locations across the state that are equal or better. Gates don't always stay open so be carefull

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Perry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

While it was a little to warm we had a great time. We seen a alligator bunch of lizards a snake !!! It was great outing and will be back with the other grandkids BUT when it's not as hot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a great place to bring people to give them a taste of Georgia. The fishing and hunting ain't bad and there are some great photo opportunities as well. This is a user fee area so make sure you have a Georgia outdoor pass or equivalent. If you have the sportsman or wma on your license you are good... More 

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Valdosta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Nice and slow. No hurry here. The sensation of this visit is to be quiet and listen to the quiet voice of creation. The longer you listen the louder it becomes to where your voice cannot be heard; so, don't try to talk. Take it in and record what you see and hear your way - sketch pad, canvas, still... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wonderful back to nature experience not far from town. There is a boardwalk that goes out to a tower. You may see alligators, birds, bugs, flowers, etc. Just a nice way to reconnect with nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went to Grand Bay on a VSU field trip with a Biology class. Nice place. Definitely climb the tower and take a look around from up there. The alligators were croaking the day we went. I'd never heard them make noises like that before. Very cool place and worth a visit!

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Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I have to say my opinion is a bit biased since I work on this area. As the person who gets a lot of phone calls about Grand Bay, I thought I would provide some updated information on the area. Our main attractions on the area are the boardwalk and tower, a 3 mile hiking/biking trail, yr-round fishing, and hunting... More 

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