Jack Hill State Park
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park is located in Georgia
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park
LocationTattnall County, Georgia
Nearest cityReidsville, Georgia
Coordinates32°5′31.51″N 82°8′9.61″W / 32.0920861°N 82.1360028°W / 32.0920861; -82.1360028
Area662 acres (270 ha)

Jack Hill State Park is a 662-acre (268 ha) Georgia state park located in Reidsville, a city on Georgia's coastal plain region. The park is known for having a dramatic history, having been previously under water for nearly 20 million years. Until about 1 million years ago, the area was very similar to the dense jungles and plains of Africa. The park was named for the nearby Altamaha River and the park's nearly extinct Gordonia Tree. The park contains a 12-acre (4.9 ha) lake stocked with fish, as well as a 9-hole golf course, named Brazell's Creek, which has recently been upgraded to 18 holes.[1]

In 2020, the park was renamed from Gordonia-Alatamaha to Jack Hill, honoring the late Georgia senator who did much for the community. Hill was instrumental in bringing many facilities to the park, including its group shelter, cabins, splash pad, expanded golf course and more.[2]

Facilities

1 Walk-In Campsite

Annual events

References

  1. ^ "Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park". State Parks & Historic Sites. 16 March 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Jack Hill State Park". State Parks & Historic Sites. Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 5 November 2021.