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Want a friendly place that is economical, enjoyable, and easily accessible?
We have the answer - Naturally Douglas County!
Located only 25 miles west of downtown Atlanta on Interstate 20, Douglas County offers many opportunities for a quiet getaway in the great outdoors. We are your lure for outdoor adventure!
We are your lure for outdoor adventure!
Naturally Douglas County welcomes you!
Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park contains 2,549 acres of conserved space that is dedicated to remain so. It is an outdoor person's dream! There are 12 miles of trails, a 215-acre lake for fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and aqua cycling. Admission to the Park is $5 per vehicle, but all Park features are free.For more information, visit the State Park website by clicking here.
Clinton Nature Preserve
8720 Ephesus Church Road, Villa Rica, GA 30180 - Click Here for Map
Clinton Nature Preserve is 200 acres of former farmlands and woodlands that is permanently preserved for outdoor enjoyment. The Preserve features a lake, nature trails, picnic shelters, a disabled-accessible playground, walking tracks, a disc golf course, and hiking trails. Cross country runners will enjoy the Preserve, as will mountain bikers who can follow marked trails. The Preserve also contains a pre-Civil War cabin and outbuildings deep into the woods (listed on the National Register of Historic Places).
Admission to the Preserve and its features are free. A small amphitheater and picnic shelters may be reserved. For more information, visit the Clinton Nature Preserve web page by clicking here.
Chattahoochee Hill Country Regional Greenway Trail Boundary Waters Park
5000 Georgia Highway 92 North/166 East, Douglasville, GA 30135 - Click Here for Map
The Chattahoochee Hill Country Regional Greenway Trail is a multi-purpose trail system along the Chattahoochee River, and its pilot section is inside the Boundary Waters Park. This first section is a 0.75-mile, 12-foot-wide paved/hard surface pathway that is 100% disabled-accessible, is perfect for walkers, runners, hikers, and cyclists.
Admission to the Greenway Trail, the Park, and its features are free.
The Boundary Waters Park also houses an aquatic center that features an 8-lane, 25-yard heated competition pool and a 4-lane, heated therapeutic/teaching pool. There is a nominal charge to use the aquatic center.
Dog River Reservoir Recreational Complex and Trails
7101 Georgia Highway 166, Douglasville, GA 30135 - Click Here for Map
The Dog River Recreational Complex is seasonally open (March - November), and houses a multitude of walking trails. During the open season, the Complex offers fishing, a boat dock, fishing pier, johnboat rental, a pavilion (rental), picnic tables, grills, and gazebo. Admission is by a nominal daily fee. For more information, visit the Recreational Complex web page by clicking here.
Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club
8000 Capps Ferry Road, Douglasville, GA 30135 - Click Here for Map.
Foxhall is a 1100-acre planned community that includes an unprecedented collection of land- and water-based sporting activities. Novice visitors can learn countryside sports in a safe environment, and avid sportsmen can enjoy outdoor pursuits. The sporting club's collection of activities are centered on five main categories: outfitter, adventure, fishing, shooting and hunting.
Foxhall is privately owned but an unique experience for visitors. For more information, visit the Foxhall web site by clicking here.
The Butterfly Trail
The Douglas County Butterfly Trail is a continuously growing number of gardens on public grounds that feature host and nectar plants necessary for the survival of the Monarch butterfly. The Trail was formalized in 2016, and its gardens are registered with the National Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. All of the Douglas County Butterfly Trail gardens have free admission.
Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival
Old Douglas County Courthouse/Douglas County Museum of History and Art, 6754 Broad Street/Bankhead Highway, Douglasville 30134 - Click Here for Map
The Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival is an annual event held the first weekend in June, and showcases the "Hydrangea Capital of the South". The Festival features garden tours in public spaces and at private homes; a Nationally-award winning Standard Flower Show; artist, craftsman, and garden market; and other exhibits. Admission to most features are free. For more information, visit the Festival web site by clicking here.
Pine Mountain Gold Museum
1881 Stockmar Rd, Villa Rica, GA 30180 - Click Here for Website.
Ready to strike it rich in Douglas County? Then take a trip out to the Pine Mountain Gold Museum, which highlights one of the country's first gold rush in 1829, right here in our own county lines. This attraction is fun for the whole family, and is an avenue for exploring the local culture.
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