As a nature-loving, camping, glamping outdoor family, we do a lot of traveling to state parks on school breaks and in summer, and one of our favorite parks that are located in Adel, Georgia is Reed Bingham State Park. It’s worth the several hours it takes to get there and even though I know I’m going to have to endure hundreds of complaints of “are we there yet” from the kids, the minute we pull up at the park, we all get as excited as a kid at Christmas. There’s so much to do at this 1,613-acre park and a day can feel like mere minutes when we’re trying to take it all in.
I was trying to decide where to take the kids Saturday when I discovered that Reed Bingham State Park is hosting a Mother’s Day in the Park. I’m sure it will be an event to remember. From paddle boating in the 375-acre lake to a private animal show, there’s going to be something to please everyone.
We always rent bikes when we visit because it’s so much easier than trying to load all of our bikes up. There are hiking trails where we can explore mother nature at its finest. I always pack hiking sticks to make our hike easier. When we get tired of riding, we hop off and walk ways.
You can’t go without trying your hand at canoeing or paddleboat riding. There are gators in the lake as there are just about anywhere there is a body of water, so be cautious of them while you’re out taking in the scenery. We seldom ever see one and the only ones we’ve seen have been a good distance away.
One of the kid’s favorite things to do at Reed Bingham State Park is to play putt-putt. They’d play all day and night if there weren’t so many activities going on to choose from.
The kids also enjoy swimming at the beach area and again, I want to caution against the gators. Always be cautious around water if gators are a concern and even if they aren’t. If it sounds like I have a gator phobia it’s because I do, lol.
Make time to check out their “Turtle, Tortoise or Terrapin” program. We always make a game of seeing how many gophers we can find. Every year they release gopher tortoise hatchlings and the kids have a great time trying to find them in their homes.
There are turtles in the water too so be watching for them where ever you are. These happen to be my favorite aquatic turtles which are yellow belly slider turtles.
- 46 Campsites
- 7 Picnic Shelters
- 1 Beach Pavilion
- 4 Group Shelters
- 1 Pioneer Camp
- 1 Camp Island Paddle-In
I’ve skimmed the surface of what all you can do at Reed Bingham State Park but there’s so much more, from fishing to geocaching to playing volleyball. I seriously doubt you’ll be able to do it all in one day (we’ve yet to) so you’re going to want to spend the weekend. There’s no better place to be whether you’re on a budget or not.
Reed Bingham State Park
Address: 542 Reed Bingham Rd, Adel, GA 31620
Phone: (229) 896-3551
Do you have any nature-related Mother’s Day plans? I’d love to hear about them in a comment.
It looks like you had a fabulous day.
I love going camping, but my kids are a bit young right now and they don’t travel well. I hope to hit the road again when they are a bit older.
It’s a fun place to take the entire family to. I love that there are different activities that you can do as a family as well. I would love to go here with the kids and just have fun.
Wow the bingham state park looks absolutely incredible. I just love the bike path overlooking that lush park.
Se manifique! epic photo journal & descriptions. I love this concept. The pictures are also stunning, really captures the moment
This place sounds so wonderful! And family time too, win win!
Sounds like a great Mother’s Day memory. I love going to my local parks.
Love the idea of a fun Mother’s Day event which is not commercial or sales related!
IT looks like it would be such a great time with the family. Although I admit that I would be afraid being there if I knew there were any gators. I know that you have to be careful and be aware. That’s true wherever you are. I guess we just don’t have problems with gators out here in the lakes we have.
Beautiful photos. What a lovely day out and a great memory for you both. xx
The Reed Bingham State Park seems perfect to take your family! So many fun outdoor things to do! I wish we live closer so I can take my kids.
Reed Bingham State Park sounds and looks like a great place. What a great place to have a mother’s day picnic or family day!
Sounds like good family bonding time! It looks beautiful!
This looks so fun and the water looks so inviting. Unfortunately places this this in the UK are very few and usually not pleasant to visit! I really need to visit American soon, maybe next Mother’s day!
What a gorgeous area! The turtles are cool. We need to check out State parks in Texas. I always forget.
Mother’s Day in the park with bikes sounds like an amazing idea! This looks like a great day out.
I wish i can actually go there. It sounds amazinf and fun. I think this is a good way to celebrate mother’s day because you get to spend the day with everyone who made you a mother. It is a great way to get in touch with nature while creating a stronger bond with the family
I have actually been here and love it! We go every time we visit my uncle in Georgia! Such a fun and inexpensive thing to do!
Looks like a lovely family day, which is all us mothers really want! As well as a glass of wine at the end of the day and the odd lay-in!
That sounds like such a fun place to spend some quality time with the family! We love going to our local state parks!!