DNR State Parks Division to Offer New Opportunities 
at George T. Bagby State Park in Southwest Georgia

Staff Report

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

George T. Bagby State Park is open and welcoming guests at regular operating hours. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources plans to pursue the providing of new opportunities at George T. Bagby State Park this October. DNR’s State Parks and Historic Sites Division plans to transition the property to a more traditional state park. The department will offer current employees the opportunity to apply for numerous full-time and part-time positions. Eventually, lodge buildings which currently house guest rooms will be replaced with lakeside campsites, as well as additional cottages and group shelter improvements. The golf course, restaurant and visitor center will remain in operation.

“We’re excited by the opportunity to continually better serve visitors coming to Lake Walter F. George for rest and recreation while also setting the property on solid footing for the foreseeable future,” said DNR Commissioner Mark Williams. “George T. Bagby has never offered traditional camping opportunities, so campers and outdoor enthusiasts will have a new destination on the lake. DNR’s new strategies will also give boaters, anglers and golfers more affordable options when planning their vacations to the area.”

Officials do not yet have a specific timeline for adding the new facilities.