Sports & Recreation

An abundance of sports & recreational events and facilities are available in Fitzgerald including softball
and gymnastics tournaments, plus many other fun-filled activities.....

Fish Hatchery
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Tour a Fish Hatchery Near Fitzgerald Department of Natural Resources.
45 minute tour of how a fish hatchery operates.

2-day notice required.

(229) 426-5272.


Ocmulgee River Ben Hill Landing
river4.jpgCamp and Fish on the banks of the Ocmulgee River...

World record 22 pound large-mouth bass
caught near Ben Hill County Landing.
Camp on the banks of the Ocmulgee River,
fish for largemouth bass, bream, catfish
and trout. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride or
tubing. Camping spaces are rented on
the honor system on site. From Fitzgerald take Highway 107 East (229) 426-5100.
   

 

Hunting and Fishing

fisherman.jpgThere is no better place in Georgia for pleasant outdoor recreation. The moderate climate and extended seasons create perfect conditions for hunting and fishing throughout the entire year.

Because Fitzgerald sits on top of one of the largest freshwater aquifers in America, ponds and lakes are plentiful. Also, the Ocmulgee River flows a mere ten miles north of the city limits. Local specialities are catfish, largemouth bass, and plenty of high-quality bream. Private clubs in Ben Hill County feature prime hunting for quail, doves, and deer.

Mallard Point Golf Club
Mallard Point Golf ClubThis course, located on a country setting, was built on rolling terrain. The front nine was carved out of the natural forest, but the back nine is wide open. The large greens are undulating and elevates. Water hazards come into play in eleven holes. Golfers of all skill levels will find this course a challenge. Discounts are available during the weekdays.
Banquet facilities are also available.
4383 Hwy 215 South ~ Rochelle, GA 31079
229-365-7810 ~ (website)

 

Turkey Creek Dining & Golf
turkey creekWith a redesigned nine hole golf course, Turkey Creek's course is playable for golfers at any skill level. The pro shop is part of the clubhouse with locker rooms for ladies and gentlemen. Brand new carts and things you may need or may have forgotten for your golf outing. Relax in the lounge after an afternoon on the course.
The restaurant is open: Tuesday-Saturday Lunch 11 am-1:30 pm/Sunday Brunch Buffet 11am-1:30 pm/Dinner 5-9 pm (open late Friday/Saturday)
Golf course hours are: Open Tuesday- Sunday 7am-6pm (No Membership Required)
Banquet facilities are also available.
330 Ocilla Hwy ~ Fitzgerald,GA 31750
(229) 409-0926 ~ (website)

Fitzgerald's Parks

paulkpark.jpgEllis T. Paulk Park, also on the Perry House Road, is 95 multi-purpose acres. The south side of the park has a large fishing lake, fully stocked with some of the best catches in the area. The natural area also has a picnic shelter, recreational vehicle/trailer hook-ups, and a boat ramp. The other half of the park is home to the Fitzgerald High School Purple Hurricanes baseball team. It features a large concession facility and a brand new batting cage. Wooded area with 30 RV parking sites, 35 camping sites and dump site, five-acre lake for fishing, boat ramp (trolling motors only), athletic field, picnic sites and nature trail Call (229) 426-5050 for more information and reservations for campsites.

 

 

Other Water Activities

Lake Blackshear, another natural gem in South Georgia, is just 45 miles to the northwest, abutting Cordele, Georgia. The lake is quite large, allowing plenty of space for boating and water skiing. Veterans State Park adjoins the lake and offers camping, cabin rentals and a lodge.