“Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee” The Chattahoochee River is just enjoyable and fun as songwriters and poets have describe that great flow. What starts as just a mountain trickle in the Blue Ridge hills of North Georgia becomes a wide flowing force of life when it reaches southwest Georgia. Along this wide river is several landings where a exploring fisherman can find a great spot for angling.
Here is a list of landings along the Chattahoochee River in southwest Georgia:
- Early County – George W. Andrews Dam To reach George W. Andrews Dam take State Road 62 west from Blakely for 12 miles then turn right onto Lower River Road (County Road and travel 3 miles. The road entrance to the dam will be on the right.
- Early County – Fannie Williams Park – Coheelee Creek To reach the landing take State Road 62 west from Blakely for 10 miles to Old River Road (County Road 80). Turn left onto Old River Road. Fannie Williams Park Landing is 2 miles north on the left. This park includes the added attraction of the Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge built in 1891
- Early County – Odom Creek Road Landing To reach the landing take State Road 62 west from Blakely for 10 miles to Old River Road (County Road 80). Turn left onto Old River Road. Odom Creek Landing is 8 miles north on the left.
- Seminole County – Georgia Highway 91 at Florida state line To reach the landing at the Florida state line, travel 8 miles south from Donalsonville on Georgia Highway 91. The landing is just across the river into Florida on the left side.
- Seminole County – Desser Landing To reach the landing at the Florida state line, travel 7 miles south from Donalsonville on State Road 91 to State Road 285 then turn left. Travel south for 7 miles and Desser Landing Road will be on the right.
- Seminole County – Henry Cummings Landing To reach Cummings Landing travel south from Donalsonville on State Road 39 for 18 miles all the way to the end of the road.
- Seminole County – Mildred Cummings Landing To reach Cummings Landing travel south from Donalsonville on State Road 39 for 18 miles all the way to the end.
- Seminole County – Sealys Landing To reach Sealys Landing travel south from Donalsonville on State Road 39 for 7 miles then left onto State Road 374. Continue to travel south for 11 miles to the end.
This park surrounds a 375-acre lake that has become a major boating and water-skiing attraction in south Georgia. The fishing is excellent for bass, crappie, catfish and bream. The park includes the Coastal Plains Nature Trail and Gopher Tortoise Nature Trail which meander through a cypress swamp, pitcher plant bog, sand hill area and other habitats indicative of coastal plains Georgia. Watchful visitors may see waterfowl, the threatened gopher tortoise and indigo snake, and other creatures. During summer, a butterfly and hummingbird garden is in full bloom. The park is less than six miles from I-75, making it a relaxing side trip for Florida-bound travelers.
For lodging the park includes tent, trailer, and RV sites for rent. Just call the park office for details. In addition lodging is available at motels in Moultrie which is 18 miles west of the park or in Adel which is 8 miles east of the park.
The best way to access Reed Bingham State Park is to take the exit in Adel at State Road 37 and go west for 7 miles. The entrance to the park is on the right before you get to the bridge at Little River. Coming from the west, take State Road 37 east out of Moultrie for 18 miles. The park will be on the left just across the bridge at Little River.
Thronateeska “place of flint” is a ancient river where the Eastern Woodland tribes built numerous villages to be near a great resource for making their spears and arrows. The Flint River though smaller than the Chattahoochee is no less a place to enjoy and feel the energy of a living breathing body of water. Even though the largest city in the region Albany lies on the river, there are long stretches where there is very little development. Most of the plantations in the region lie along the wooded banks of the Flint. Fortunately there are a few spots where an opportunistic angler can put in their boat. Even better just imagine sitting on the bank under the shade under cypress trees with the fishing cork just flowing along in time with the river. Here are a list of landings along the Flint River in southwest Georgia.
- Dougherty County – Cleve Cox Landing To reach this landing, travel on Hwy. 19, exiting onto Jefferson Street. Go north on Jefferson Street, turning right onto Philema Road. Cox Landing is just ahead on the right.
- Dougherty County – Cromartie Beach Landing To reach this landing, travel on Hwy. 19, exiting onto Cromartie Beach Drive. Take Cromartie Beach Drive straight until you see the Landing on your left.
- Mitchell County – Highway 37 Mitchell/Baker County Line Landing To reach this landing travel 8.5 miles west from Camilla on State Road 37. The road to the landing is on the right before the bridge. From Newton take State Road 37 west to Camilla. The landing is 0.5 miles on the left after crossing the bridge.
- Decatur County – Hales Landing To reach Hales Landing travel south from Bainbridge on State Road 253 for 1 mile to the junction with Ten Mile Still Road (County Road 10). Turn left onto Ten Mile Still Road and travel south for 2 miles. Hales Landing will be on the left.
- Decatur County – East Bank (Horseshoe Bend Landing) To reach East Bank (Horseshoe Bend Landing) travel south on State Road 97 from Bainbridge for 3 miles the road entrance to the landing on the right.
- Decatur County – Jack Wingate Road Landing To reach Jack Wingate Road Landing travel south on State Road 97 from Bainbridge for 13 miles to State Road 310. Turn right onto State Road 310 and the landing will be 3.5 miles straight ahead.
- Decatur County – Big Slough Landing To reach Big Slough Landing travel north on State Road 311 from Bainbridge 0.5 miles. The landing will be on the left.
- Decatur County – Stone Landing To reach Stone Landing travel south from Bainbridge on State Road 253 for 1 mile to the junction with Ten Mile Still Road (County Road 10). Turn left onto Ten Mile Still Road and travel south for 7 miles. Stone Landing will be on the left.