Attractions and Activities For Everyone

Douglas-Coffee County features a wide array of activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts.

Only minutes from downtown Douglas is one of the largest state parks in Georgia, General Coffee State Park. The 1,511-acre park showcases Georgia’s natural habitat. It features 50 campsites, four cottages and a variety of picnic and group shelters. There are four miles of hiking trails, 13.4 miles of horse trail, fishing, boat rental, bike rental, geocaching, archery and educational programs, including a first-time camper program. The park’s Heritage Farm is known for its agricultural history with log cabins, a corn crib, cane mill and other exhibits. Additionally, children enjoy feeding the farm animals such as goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and donkeys. The Seventeen-Mile River and a boardwalk wind through the cypress swamp where rare and endangered plants grow.

One of Coffee County’s most beautiful tourist attractions, the Broxton Rocks Preserve will also attract nature lovers. This natural wonder attracts botanists from all over who study 530 plant species, some threatened or endangered. The fractured sandstone rocks are also home to indigo snakes, gopher tortoises, more than 100 bird species and a host of mammals and reptiles. Tours are available of the Broxton Rocks Preserve, directed by The Nature Conservancy to ensure the fragile, endangered plant and animal species are undisturbed.

In September, Coffee and the surrounding counties join together for the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival for Douglas and Coffee County. From the BBQ competition to concerts, motorcycle shows, poker runs and outdoor vendors, this festival offers fun for the whole family.

Families will also enjoy the county’s Rockin’ 8 Cinema, Rockin’ Roll Bowlin’, Historic Martin Centre in Downtown Douglas, and The Fun Place, which offer the opportunity for bowling, mini-golf, go-karts, an arcade, batting cages and more. Additionally, the Douglas DragStrip offers exciting racing events that attract spectators from around the region.