Enjoy Nature in Eastman-Dodge County

Eastman and Dodge County, Georgia shine when it comes to outdoor fun, from hunting and fishing to hiking, paddling, swimming and more. In the Three Rivers area, bordered by the Ocmulgee River and close to where it joins with the Oconee River to form the mighty Altamaha River, Dodge County, Georgia has thousands of acres of forest filled with wildlife and plenty of opportunities to hunt, fish, hike, canoe, camp, picnic and otherwise enjoy life outdoors.

Dodge County Public Fishing Area

  • 104-acre lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill (bream), redear sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish
  • more than 444 acres of land for exploration
  • one-mile interpretive hiking trail
  • concrete boat ramps
  • fishing pier
  • fish cleaning station
  • public restrooms
  • picnic tables
  • pavilions
  • nature trail
  • some facilities accessible to persons with disabilities

Open Wed-Sun, sunrise to sunset. Drive south on US Hwy 23/341 for 3 miles, then left on County Road 49 for 0.6 miles to the lake. The PFA Group Shelter can be rented for special events by calling 1-800-864-7275. Dodge Lake Road, Eastman, Georgia

Dodge County PFA Archery Range

The Dodge County Public Fishing Area is home to a new archery range:

  • static range with 8 lanes from 10 to 50 yards in length. Here, archers can shoot into large “bow butt” targets that are secured into freestanding target sheds or at 3-D deer targets.
  • ¼ mile 3-D trail with realistic targets, which include both native and exotic animals.

Fallen Star Ranch

Watch more than 50 show-quality appaloosa, pinto and solid color miniature horses interact and play at Fallen Star Ranch. Tour the facility, and learn about miniature horses, from breeding to foaling, and nutrition to healthcare. You may just catch your falling star. 796 Reedy Branch Rd., Eastman, Georgia

McCranie Quail Plantation

Home for some of Georgia's finest quail hunting. Guides put you in position to shoot open, planted fields, as well as long-leaf pine stands. The guides and dogs handle all the retrieving duties, so all you have to do is point, sight and shoot. 2411 Chauncey-Rhine Hwy., Eastman, Georgia

Tom Sawyer Farms

Come pick your own delicious strawberries, blackberries, and peaches when the season is right. Try their homemade peach ice cream! North Dodge County in Roddy Community, 478-934-7584

Dodge County Golf Club

The 9-hole course features 2,982 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 33.7, and it has a slope rating of 105. Open year-round. Cart rentals, a putting green and chipping area are available. 156 Golf Course Rd., Eastman, Georgia; 478-374-3616

Bittersweet Retreat Nature Tours

Experience the beauty of Dodge County's famous pine and hardwood forests, hammocks, sloughs, swamps and wildlife on the Ocmulgee River from a quiet, completely screened and wheelchair accessible electric vehicle. Ideal for those who love the outdoors but cannot hike. View, photograph and record birds, animals, trees and flowers in their natural habitats. Reservations are required. 2716 Lower River Rd./State Hwy. 230 SE, Eastman, Georgia; 478-955-4435