DAY TRIP: Hamburg State Park
Hamburg State Park is a great, family friendly getaway that is only a little over hour from Macon.
If you go for a weekend visit or longer, enjoy one of the 32 spacious, shady camping sites on the shores of the Hamburg Lake.
Hamburg State Park has clean restrooms with hot water showers and there are electric hookups provided at the camping sites as well.
At the entrance of the park there is a picture perfect dam still used on occasion by a restored water-powered gristmill from 1921 to grind up corn.
Fishing is a popular way to spend the time while at this beautiful park and you have a chance to catch largemouth bass, crappie, or bream. There is also a convenient boat ramp and fishing pier.
Getting out on the 225-acre Hamburg Lake for fishing or just kayaking or boating is a fun way to spend time outdoors while enjoying time with those you love. There are aquacycles, canoes, and kayaks conveniently for rent at the park.
If you would rather see Hamburg State Park by land, there are over 3 miles of walking trails to explore. While there, you have a chance to see many animals who call the park their home, including flocks of geese, turtles, and even alligators.
The park's museum has old farming implements exhibited and you can learn about the way farmers in Georgia used to farm the land.
Nearby there are many other places to visit if you would like to see more of this part of Georgia, including the picturesque city of Milledgeville, A.H. Stephens State Park, Mistletoe State Park, Lake Oconee, and Lake Sinclair.
The parking fee at Hamburg State Park is only $5.00 per day.
All these features make Hamburg State Park a great day trip location for your family's next fun, quick getaway.