An abundance of sports & recreational events and facilities are available in Fitzgerald including softball
and gymnastics tournaments, plus many other fun-filled activities.....
Tour a Fish Hatchery Near Fitzgerald Department of Natural Resources.
45 minute tour of how a fish hatchery operates.
2-day notice required.
|Ocmulgee River Ben Hill Landing
Camp 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
There 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
This 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
Ellis 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.
Legion Park, on North Main Street, is the main office for the Department of Leisure Services. Picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, a maintenance shop, horseshoe pits, outdoor basketball courts, barbecue pits, a swimming pool, a bathhouse, banquet and meeting halls, and a concession area are all available in this 6.6-acre natural wooded area.
Compton Park, on South Merrimac Drive, is a 16-acre athletic facility housing three multi-purpose, lighted baseball/softball/youth football/soccer fields. The park also houses a concession stand, two lighted tennis courts, and a picnic area.
Palm Street Park is the city's tennis center, with six lighted courts, as well as benches and picnic tables for spectators.
Monitor Park, part of the Monitor Cultural Center, is home to new playground equipment, an outdoor basketball court, picnic tables, charcoal grills, a baseball practice field, and Monitor Gym. The gym houses a regulation basketball court, electric score clock, portable bleachers, concessions, and a wrestling balcony.
Lions Park is the centerpiece for the youth baseball/softball program. Located on the Perry House Road just north of the hospital, these 8.2 acres accommodate four lighted fields, concessions, and a full-service press box in the center of the complex.
Blue-Gray Park, off of Sherman Street, is home to Ridgeway Field (baseball), bleachers, grills, picnic tables, a shelter, and outdoor basketball courts--all in 13 acres of natural woodland.
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.