Reed Bingham

State Park - Georgia

Reed Bingham State Park is located in Colquitt County and Cook County, Georgia, 5 miles east of Ellenton. The park surrounds a 375 acre (1.52 km²) lake that is a tourist attraction in southern Georgia. Inside the park, visitors can hike the 3.5 mile (5.6 km) long Coastal Plains Nature Trail, which goes through a baldcypress swamp, a pitcher plant bog, and sandhill area. The park also contains many animals, including the threatened gopher tortoise and the indigo snake. In addition, the park offers camping and fishing with special ponds for kids that are only open on specific dates.

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Visitor Map of Reed Bingham State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Reed Bingham - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Reed Bingham State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

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Statewide Bike Map of Georgia. Published by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

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Trail map with trail descriptions for Reed Bingham State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Reed Bingham - Trail Map

Trail map with trail descriptions for Reed Bingham State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Brochure of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Georgia State Parks - Parks Brochure

Brochure of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Reed Bingham SP https://gastateparks.org/ReedBingham https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Bingham_State_Park Reed Bingham State Park is located in Colquitt County and Cook County, Georgia, 5 miles east of Ellenton. The park surrounds a 375 acre (1.52 km²) lake that is a tourist attraction in southern Georgia. Inside the park, visitors can hike the 3.5 mile (5.6 km) long Coastal Plains Nature Trail, which goes through a baldcypress swamp, a pitcher plant bog, and sandhill area. The park also contains many animals, including the threatened gopher tortoise and the indigo snake. In addition, the park offers camping and fishing with special ponds for kids that are only open on specific dates.
Reed Bingham State Park Trail Map 0 R ROU NDT REE BRI DGE 0.5 Mile ROA D R Litt le R il Tra ne c S he Bi S PA K PA B O U RK N D Y DA RY Trail UN ng BO R rli A Ye a S R S Ye arl in PA R K B O U N D A RY rd Red Roberts Loop to r r EVERG REEN CHURC D H ROA Trail Rest Stations Pioneer Camping Playground Beach Pavilion Swimming Fishing Pier Boat Ramp Wildlife Viewing Area Dump Station RV and Tent Camping Miniature Golf Biking Stage Restrooms Picnic Area Picnic Shelter Group Shelter Staff Residence Parking Park Office Paved Road Gopher Tortoise Management Area Longleaf Pine Restoration Area Bridge to Island Kayak/Canoe Water Trail Red Roberts Loop Yearling Trail Gopher Tortoise Bike Loop Upland ConnectorTrail Pitcher Plant Path Turkey Oak Trail The Birdwalk Trail Little River Trail LEGEND il T Upl and Con iver Tu ak R S a Tr S rke yO a il PA R K B O U N D A RY Gopher Tortoise Loop 5 - 6 Miles ADEL & I-7 AY 3 7 GA HIGHW REED BINGHAM ROAD l Tra i lk wa g ARY Y 37 PA R K B O U N D A RY PA R K B OUND 0.25 GA HIGH WA M O U LT R I E 14 Miles T 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, GA 31620 • Park: 229-896-3551 • Emergency: 911 • Reservations: 1-800-864-7275 • GeorgiaStateParks.org PA R K B O U N D A RY Safety Tips & Etiquette Coastal Plain Nature Trails • Tell someone your itinerary and expected return time. Little River Trail • Be prepared for unexpected weather changes by dressing in layers and carrying rain gear. (multi-use | 1.1 miles length | walking & biking | partial accessibility | natural surface | softness, distance, obstacles) Visitors to this scenic 1,613-acre park will see an abundance of wildlife and plantlife, particularly gopher tortoises and “buzzards.” During winter, thousands of these large birds, which are actually black vultures and turkey vultures, roost in the trees and soar overhead. Throughout the year, large gopher tortoises may be seen digging large dens in the sandy soil. Alligators, herons, egrets, eagles and many other species also live in this protected park. A 375-acre lake is popular with boaters and skiers, and fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and bream is excellent. Facilities include a campground, picnic shelters, playground, swimming beach, hiking trails and fishing docks. These Forests Were Once Dominated by Longleaf Pine South Georgia and most of the southeastern coastal plain from Virginia to Texas were once dominated by Longleaf Pine and a grassy understory. It was home to gopher tortoise, red-cockaded woodpeckers and many other species. This rich plant and animal community, which scientists refer to as the Longleaf Pine/wiregrass ecosystem, is known to be one of the most diverse natural communities in the world. It is estimated that less than 3% of this once vast ecosystem still remains. As a result more than 30 plant and animal species associated with the Longleaf Pine ecosystem are considered threatened and endangered. Reed Bingham State Park is restoring the Longleaf Pine to its rightful place. Returning a landscape to the state it was in before people intervened is a new and largely experimental field of science. It took Mother Nature many years to create complex natural communities of plants and animals. We humans have unraveled these intricate and finely woven tapestries in haste and are now scrambling to put them back together. When this site became a park in 1965 a few Longleaf Pines remained but much of the land had been cleared for agriculture. In 2005-2006 Reed Bingham State Park became part of a major conservation effort to restore Longleaf Pine in the southeastern United States. Fire is a Natural Part of the Landscape Before people changed the landscape, lighteningcaused fires were allowed to sweep across large expanses of land with nothing to stop them. These natural fires were essential for the continued success of the longleaf/wiregrass ecosystem. The flames prevented less fire-tolerant species like oaks from growing and competing with the Longleaf Pine and wiregrass. Longleaf Pines have thicker bark than other pines and are more resisant to fire. Today, Reed Bingham State Park carefully plans “prescribed burns” to maintain a healthy ecosystem. • Take a map, water, snacks, first aid kit, flashlight and whistle. Three short blasts on a whistle are known as a call for help. This 1.1-mile trail introduces you to a River Swamp. Periodically flooded by the Little River, these bottomlands contain plants such as bald cypress, tupelos and spruce pine, that have adapted to wet conditions. This area is the interface between higher and drier uplands and the aquatic river environment. There are extensive boardwalks and two observation points overlooking the river. Look for river otters, spotted turtles and deer. • Do not stray from trails. If you become lost, stay in one location and wait for help. This will make it easier for rescuers to find you. • Don’t count on
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