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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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I had never heard of this place until my daughter's school had a field trip here. It was a very neat place with a little bit of wildlife and a nice viewing tower at the end of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never heard of this place until my daughter's school had a field trip here. It was a very neat place with a little bit of wildlife and a nice viewing tower at the end of a nice little walk via boardwalk.

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Thank Amanda G
Valdosta, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wooden platform out to a tower Grand Bay. Lots of different types of plants and animals to see. Good afternoon trip for the family.

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Thank Jeff C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This site is well worth visiting while in the Valdosta area. Lily pads in bloom, pitcher plants, cypress trees, dragonflies, bullfrogs, and more. The view of the area from the tower at the end of the boardwalk trail is spectacular. Bugs not a problem when we visited, but we took the precaution of using mosquito repellent just in case.

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2 Thank JoNell S
Marietta, GA
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Grand Bay is a 1,400 acre Carolina Bay within the larger Wildlife Management Area and is 10 miles northeast of Valdosta, GA. The highlight of the trip is a half-mile long boardwalk through wet savannas, shrub bogs, cypress ponds, and black-gum/cypress forest. It is very reminiscent of its big brother, the Okefenokee Swamp, but can be seen in a two... More 

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1 Thank tealcanoe
valdosta, georgia
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Hey folks...if you are in the Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia Avenue check out Grand Bay Wildlife Refuge. A great place for a day outdoors for the whole family.

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Thank jstaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

nice relaxing day in nature, took my son and his friends. Spent 2 hours walking the paths good place for kids to learn about nature

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Thank KafirFarm
Valdosta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a true nature area! BE PREPARED FOR THE BITING BUGS!!!!!! To the best of my knowledge, no chemicals or controls are used for the bug population. On the brighter side, this area has wonderful raised walkways all through the swamp. Depending on the time of year, you may even hear the alligators calling. Wonderful animal and plant sightings... More 

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Thank Marie S
Valdosta, Georgia
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

For a close-up look at nature in South Georgia, you can't beat a trip to Grand Bay. The walkways take you over and through the swamp and you can see first hand the beautiful plants and the birds and animals. You absolutely HAVE to stay on the walkways because you don't know what lurks beneath the vegetation. You will see... More 

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Thank GAPeach45
Valdosta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Quiet overlooked gem. Very peaceful and informational. Lots of wildlife and there is a center for you to go in and learn about what you might be seeing. The tower is the best part, you climb up and have this amazing view of the land around you.

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Thank Taylor B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Prepare your skin for the mosquitoes, flies and gnats! They have an overabundance of them here. I took my son and the only thing I could think about was all the bites I would have when I went home.

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