Reed Bingham State Park is located in southern Georgia right off Interstate 75 north of the Georgia-Florida state border. The largest draw of the park is the lake on which many visitors enjoy boating and fishing. There are plenty of activities available around the lake, such as miniature golfing and playgrounds, pavilions for gatherings, and camping for those who want to spend the weekend. The lake is not the only aspect of the park, however. The northern part of the park has a river running through a coastal plains ecosystem. Several trails meander through this area. We hiked about one and a half miles through sandy soil with plenty of palmettos, live oaks, and other coastal foliage. On our return, we hiked alongside the Little River, catching glimpses of turtles sunning themselves and birds flying overhead.
Reed Bingham offers visitors a great look at a coastal plains ecosystem, and its location off the interstate makes it a nice place to stop at to stretch your legs.