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Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area

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Great boardwalk nature trail

If you get the chance and want to make the 10 mile drive out of town, don’t miss this nature... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2019
Audrey F
Fort Myers, Florida

Went on a warm winter day. We have had lots of rain so the water levels were up. We saw a gator on... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
Brunswick, Georgia
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4661 Knights Academy Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605-4601
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Reviewed May 17, 2019

If you get the chance and want to make the 10 mile drive out of town, don’t miss this nature preserve. Totally wooden boardwalk through a mature ecosystem with plenty of opportunity to stop and view various settings including cypress swamps and wetlands. There is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Audrey F
Reviewed February 13, 2019

This is out from town, but that is what makes it so beautiful. My favorite feature is the view from the top of the tower at the end of the trail/ deck.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 655lenab
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Went on a warm winter day. We have had lots of rain so the water levels were up. We saw a gator on the drive in along with turtles and a woodpecker. Parking is free and easy. The station was closed but the bathrooms were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank rayeargan
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Fun for the family. Pet friendly. The tower was my favorite part, there were a lot of stinging bugs at the top tho.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Tyquanda M
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Great park to go for a walk and see wildlife. I love to for the quite and see and hear birds. Also you could get a chance to see a gator.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Steven B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Grand Bay is one of my favorite places to go for a quick 1-2 mile walk. It provides a winding boardwalk through a natural environment. Understand that you are walking in a swampy habitat. The boardwalk does have railings up but those railings could have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Maggie P
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting family in the area and heard about the Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area. We went on an overcast day with temps in the high 70s and wore PLENTY of insect repellent. On the drive in we saw a turtle sunning itself on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MelBHall
Reviewed July 21, 2018

A friend and walked the path set up to go through the wetlands at the Grand Bay Wildlife Center. Wow! What a beautiful area. One walks through four distinct ecosystems. There is signage posted to explain the different areas, along with signs that point out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We have family in Valdosta so they took us to this boardwalk and overlook. We went earlier in the morning to avoid the mosquitoes and humidity so we lucked out with sightings of many gators, big and small. The boardwalk was over the swamp and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jenncantravelon
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

An undiscovered delight for locals. For those who love nature it is a great walk through the low country, swampy terrain common in south Ga. The walk is peaceful and I have most often walked it alone. At the end of the wooden walkway is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank craigrikard169
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Sally B
November 21, 2018|
Response from 492denverr |
I am certain it never closes. There is no fee to enter.
Vicky T
May 12, 2018|
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Response from Sean P | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeedy!