Grand Bay totals 1,350 acres and is
part of a 18,000-acre wetlands complex of Carolina bays and forested
swamp second in size only to Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. Open from
daylight Saturday until sundown Sunday, year-round, for outdoor sports
including fishing, canoeing, hiking, camping, and deer and small game
hunting. Boaters and canoeists
enjoy this area. From a launch site on Knights Academy Road, 6 miles
north of Valdosta off Hwy 221, they can run a loop through a
fascinating array of habitats in the area. Boat motors are limited to 10
Hikers can follow a 2,600-foot wooden walkway to a rebuilt fire tower. Here, hundreds of wood ducks nest in man-made boxes. There
is also a 3-mile hiking trail through pine flatwoods and a camping
area used on weekends, when planes from Moody Air Force Base are not
using the adjacent bombing range.
There is no entry fee charged. For additional information please call 229-333-0052.