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Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area

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Address: 4661 Knight's Academy Road, Valdosta, GA
Phone Number: +1 229-426-5267
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Nice Boardwalk.

It was surprisingly handicap friendly. My husband used his electric scooter. The only one board was missing on the entire walkway. It's worth visiting, quiet and beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Yumiko R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was surprisingly handicap friendly. My husband used his electric scooter. The only one board was missing on the entire walkway. It's worth visiting, quiet and beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Grand bay in November and the view from the tower was amazing. The splendor of fall foliage at Grand bay was beautiful. A great time with the family.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was my first venture "into a swamp" so I found it interesting to be able to see the trees, see how close things are and to get a sense of the history (there are signs about timber harvesting, animal life, old fence lines). It's not a long walk - and flat all the way so it's not a challenging... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Made a phone call got a recorded message that it was only open mon thru fri. But we didn't or could not believe it so we drove over any way it is a natural state of mind. Road was a little rocky for a car definitely truck country... Gate closes at seven but with darkness impending keep an eye on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

While staying with a friend in Valdosta during hurricane Matthew, my daughter and I decided to do some exploring. We hiked the 2,600-foot wooden walkway to the rebuilt fire tower and climbed to the top for an excellent view of the "18,000-acre wetlands complex of Carolina bays and forested swamp second in size only to Okefenokee Swamp". We saw several... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Grand bay has a walking path through a marshy area. There are signs identifying the trees and palnts along the trail. Alligators and other wildlife can be seen from the boardwalk which has fencing to prevent them from coming in contact with people. There is a tall tower which has an overlook of Moody Air Force Base in the distance.... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nice place to visit and kids have always enjoyed school trips here. The water levels have been down for a few years and the state has cut the budget so much the water trails through the swamp are not maintained, but for nature watching and hiking it's great. Bike riding a trail bike would even work here. Duck hunting could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I had never heard of this place until my daughter's school had a field trip here. It was a very neat place with a little bit of wildlife and a nice viewing tower at the end of a nice little walk via boardwalk.

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Valdosta, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Wooden platform out to a tower Grand Bay. Lots of different types of plants and animals to see. Good afternoon trip for the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This site is well worth visiting while in the Valdosta area. Lily pads in bloom, pitcher plants, cypress trees, dragonflies, bullfrogs, and more. The view of the area from the tower at the end of the boardwalk trail is spectacular. Bugs not a problem when we visited, but we took the precaution of using mosquito repellent just in case.

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