Reed Bingham State Park

Reed Bingham State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 229-896-3551

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"Experience adventurous waters, a relaxing campground and diverse ecosystems through recreation and learning at Reed Bingham State Park, where you can marvel at nature’s beauty and enjoy quiet tranquility."

A 375-acre lake is popular with boaters and skiers, and fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and bream is excellent. Paddlers can rent canoes and kayaks to explore this beautiful lake lined with fragrant water lilies and tupelo trees. Guided pontoon boat tours are sometimes offered during events. The beachside pavilion, picnic shelters and group shelters are scenic spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations. Reed Bingham is less than six miles from I-75, making it a relaxing stop for travelers. It was named for Amos Reed Bingham who was instrumental in having the park established.

Visitors to this pretty park usually see abundant wildlife, including species such as gopher tortoises, yellow bellied sliders and indigo snakes. Nesting bald eagles are often seen in winter. American alligators are often seen sunning along the lake’s edge. During winter, thousands of “buzzards,” actually black vultures and turkey vultures, roost in the trees and soar overhead. Nearly 80 percent of the Coastal Plain’s plant community can be found along the park’s Coastal Plain Nature Trail, making this park’s habitat some of the most diverse in the country.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 1,613 Acres
• 375-Acre Lake
• 46 Campsites ($25–$38)
• Pioneer Campground ($35+)
• Paddle-In Island Campsite (sleeps 30; $30–$60)
• 7 Picnic Shelters ($25–$55)
• 4 Group Shelters (seats 50–120, $45–$250)
• Beach Pavilion
• Swimming Beach
• 3 Boat Ramps
• 2 Fishing Docks
wireless connection Available in the park office

Things To Do & See:

• First Time Camper Program
• Pontoon Boat Tours (fee) — call for schedule
• Boat Rental
• Canoe & Kayak Rental
• Park Paddlers Club
• Fishing
• Hiking — 7 miles of trails
• Swimming
• Miniature Golf (fee)
• Bicycle & Street Strider Rental
• Playground
• Ranger Programs & Homeschool Programs
• Geocaching
• Birding

Nearby Attractions:

• Adel Outfitters
Albany, Georgia
Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Flint RiverQuarium, Albany
• Georgia Agrirama
Georgia Veterans State Park
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
Memorial Golf Course at Georgia Veterans
• Moultrie Antique Trail
• Paradise Public Fishing Area
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
• Sunbelt Expo (October)

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Guided Hike
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Interested in seeing native vegetation and wildlife? Meet at the Coastal Plain trail head to go on a hike with a naturalist. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Reptile Rodeo
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Learn about reptiles big and small. Snakes, lizards, turtles, and alligators will all be present to view, touch, and photograph. Donations are appreciated. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Tours will last 45 minutes. Register in advance. $10 per adult $8 for children 12 and under.  $8-$10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Twisted Tales and Spooky Trails
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 5 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5 PM to 10 PM
Halloween is Back at Reed Bingham! Join us for a Twisted Trail Hay Ride from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and a Boat Ride out to Eagle Island for scary stories around a campfire. Parental discretion is strongly advised for the hayride. On October 29th from 1:00-5:00 p.m we will have a Children’s Halloween Carnival, trunk or treat, and more. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Ask the Naturalist
Friday, Nov 4, 2016 5 PM to 6 PM
A naturalist will be in front of the buzzard's roost with some live animals as well as some displays for hands on learning for those of all ages. Come down to learn about what is there, and bring any questions you may have about a neat animal you saw or even a pretty flower you have noticed in your yard. Donations welcome. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Little River Paddle Tour
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Enjoy a slow paddle down the Little River through Tupelo tunnels. We will meet at Red Roberts Landing and float down to the Colquitt County boat ramp. Preregistration is required, and payment is required at time of registration.  $15-25 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Reptile "Mythunderstandings"
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Meet the naturalist at the stage for a presentation over reptiles and amphibians. Bring any questions or curiosities you may have about these fascinating creatures. Donations are appreciated. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Veteran's Day Hike
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Take a stroll with a naturalist down our Coastal Plain Trails. We will be able to see the landscape slowly change as the sun sinks lower, and listen to the nocturnal wildlife start to awake. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Shells and Scales
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Dec 24, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Did you know that a turtle cannot leave its shell? Learn why and much more with this fun display of props and live animals that will be available for pictures and some hands on learning. Donations welcome $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Glowin' Golf Sticks
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Have you ever attempted to play golf in the dark? Our tournament will be held at night by the light of glo-sticks and the moon. Brave the dark and test your nocturnal golf skills. Remember the lowest score wins.  $1 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tails on the Trails Dog Hike
Friday, Nov 18, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Join a naturalist for a hike down our Coastal Plain Trail with your four legged friend. Be sure to bring a flashlight and bug spray!  $2 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Sewing on the Lawn
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Time to bust out the knitting needles and yarn, bring any project you like for a sewing circle on the ball field. All ages welcome. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Fact vs. Fiction: Amphibians
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
This animal program at the stage will teach people of all ages some common misconceptions towards our native amphibians. There will be live animals and displays for some hands on learning. Donations welcome. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Nifty Naturalist's Craft Corner: Thanksgiving
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Meet at the stage for the chance to create a turkey pot! These adorable creations can hold anything from candy treats to flowers. All ages welcome, and all supplies will be provided.  $4 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Bring your camera and embark upon this epic hunt. You will have two hours to complete your list, but be warned a participant must be included in every picture for it to count. A prize will be awarded for the fastest team to finish the entire list. Teams of four max. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia
All About Amphibians
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Meet a naturalist at the stage for an interactive lesson on reptiles. Bring the whole family for some hands on opportunities with these fascinating creatures. Donations welcome. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Christmas at the Park
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Celebrate Christmas with Friends of Reed Bingham and staff at Group Shelter 3 with lights, decorations, hot chocolate, refreshments, hayrides, and a guest appearance from Santa. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Christmas Eve Hike
Saturday, Dec 24, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Warm up your day with a brisk hike with a naturalist. Take this opportunity to enjoy the crisp holiday air as we make our way down the Coastal Plain Nature Trails.  $2 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Meet at the stage for your list of items that must be found in order to be the winner. You can work in teams so bring the whole family! There will be prizes for the fastest completion of the list. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Beautiful "Buzzards"
Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Meet at the stage to learn more about the importance of our vultures as they begin to winter here at the park. Donations welcome. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Reed Bingham State Park
542 Reed Bingham Road
Adel, GA 31620
Cook County

GPS Coordinates:

N 31.161633 | W -083.538933
Located 6 miles west of Adel on Highway 37 via I-75 exit #39, and 14 miles east of Moultrie from U.S. Highway 319.

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Reed Bingham State Park
542 Reed Bingham Road
Adel, GA 31620 View Details

Reed Bingham State Park