Historic Blakeley State Park looks like a postcard of the archetypal South: long flowing Spanish moss hanging from the trees, shady walkways along the riverbank, and let us not forget Civil War history. Only hours after Lee’s surrender to Grant in Virginia, the last major battle of the war occurred here in Blakeley State Park. Today the part is a National Civil War Historic Register Site – in fact, it’s the largest site of its kind east of the Mississippi River.

Official Site

Blakeley State Park is a wonderful place to take the family for a picnic, hike, and a little history.

There is primitive camping in Blakeley which is very popular during all four seasons. (I do NOT recommend the “cabin shelters” due to the large number of bugs that take over at night!) There are also group camp sites that are used regularly by the Boy Scouts.

Trails:

  • Redoubt Trail Loop – 6.1 mile loop
  • Jackson Springs Trail
  • Benjamin Randall Trail
  • Hallet’s Trail
  • Old Appalachee Trail
  • Breastworks Trail
  • Jacque Pate Nature Sanctuary Trail
  • Cockleshell Mound Trail

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