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As the heart of Southern Hospitality, Jeff Davis County is a place where you’ll feel right at home within minutes of your arrival.

Set up camp at Towns Bluff Park, put a canoe in at the confluence of three major rivers, fish in the waters, hunt and watch for birds and wildlife in thousands of acres of forest, taste the freshness of local

field-grown dishes, and shop for antiques and one-of-a-kind wares offered by hometown entrepreneurs. Whatever you do in Jeff Davis County, we’ll make sure you feel at home.

Outdoor Recreation

Jeff Davis County is a well-known destination for outdoor recreation of all types. Designated by the Nature Conservancy as one of the 75 "Last Great Places in the World," the Altamaha River boasts an ecosystem filled with wildlife, bird life and flora and fauna not seen anywhere else in Georgia.

Hunters enjoy the white-tail deer, turkey, and game birds at Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area, while nature lovers and photographers enjoy sightings of bald eagles, swallow-tail kites, the red-cockaded woodpecker, and other birds. Fishermen catch a variety of fish here, including bass, bream, and catfish.

  • Towns Bluff RV Park and Heritage Center

    Visiting Living Lodging

    Near where the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers converge to form the Altamaha River, this park offers both RV and primitive camping, as well as two yurts and two camper trailers available for rent.

    1. 24 Leveled, Spacious Camp Sites
    2. 2 Paved Boat Ramps with Ample Parking
    3. Covered Picnic Shelters
    4. Bathhouse
    5. Fire Pit
    6. Miles of Trails
    7. Pets Allowed
    8. Museum exhibit that tells the story of the Three River area from the days when Native Americans lived along the waterways up through the days of logs rafting, agriculture, and turpentine stills

    5 Riverwood Trail

    Hazlehurst, GA 31539

    (912) 379-9303

  • Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

    Visiting Living Lodging

    Bullard Creek WMA provides an array of activities ranging from hunting to horseback riding, from archery to fishing. All you need is a Georgia hunting license, fishing license, or Lands Pass, available online.

    1. Bullard Creek Archery Range (26 3D target trail, 6 static target range)
    2. Bullard Creek Shooting Range (100-yard range, 25-yard range)
    3. Boat Ramp & Canoe Access
    4. Picnic Shelters
    5. RV Campsites
    6. Geocaching
    7. Hunting
    8. Lake & River Fishing
    9. Wildlife Viewing

    500 Uvalda Landing Rd.

    Hazlehurst, GA 31539

    (706) 557-3355

  • Twisted Pines Golf Course (Hazlehurst Municipal Golf Course)

    Visiting Living Lodging

    The city-owned 9-hole Hazlehurst Municipal Golf Course, also known as Twisted Pines Golf Course, is a public course, open year round, featuring 3,636 yards of golf from the longest tee for a par of 36. The course remains one of the most well-maintained and respected courses in the area. Guests will find a driving range, rental clubs, and rental carts readily available. The cost to play the course with its long, challenging fairways is affordable and starts at $15 for nine holes.

    274 Uvalda Hwy.

    Hazlehurst, GA 31539

    (912) 375-6697

Hazlehurst City Parks

Alfred B. Roberts, Sr. Recreation Complex Hazlehurst Water World Splash Pad

Highway 341, next to the library
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Buddy Spann Park

Plum St. & Pine St.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
(912) 375-6680

Mary Frazier McLean Community Park

102 Young St.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
(912) 375-6680

Weatherly Community Park

Cromartie St. at Davis St.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
(912) 375-6680


History, Arts & Culture

Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County have our fair share of historic Southern architecture (with the stories that go with it!) and artistic opportunities. Hazlehurst’s early origins were as a railroad town in the 1870s.

The Big House

Built around the turn of the 20th century, the home once served as a private home, a boarding house, a restaurant, and a floral shop. The beautiful Edwardian mansion was built by Minnie and J.H. Moore for about $50,000. The chandeliers in the foyer and parlor are part of the original fixtures, as is the foot tub repurposed into a sink in an upstairs bathroom. The house originally was near what is now Highway 341, about 350 feet south of its present site.

The building was purchased and renovated by Jeff Davis County in 2004. The Big House is now a community center that hosts weddings, family reunions, festivals, and other events. In addition, the facility houses the offices of the Board of Tourism, Chamber of Commerce and Joint Development Authority.

25 E. Coffee St.

Hazlehurst, GA 31539

(912) 209-8805

Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Historical Society Museum

The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Museum is housed in the Pace House, a gabled ell cottage–type house built in 1900 by one of the town’s seven original aldermen. The house was acquired by the Hazlehurst–Jeff Davis County Historical Museum Society in 1996 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

61 E. Coffee St.

Hazlehurst, GA 31539

(912) 307-5080

Jeff Davis County Courthouse

Built in 1905 for less than $25,000, the courthouse was the first in Georgia built of concrete blocks with a stucco finish. In 1994, the courthouse was renovated to accommodate our growing community's needs. The outer shell walls of the original courthouse remain as a testament to the past. The courthouse is one of only two landmarks in Jeff Davis County listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

100 Jeff Davis St.

Hazlehurst GA 31539

(912) 375-6630

Jeff Davis Veterans Memorial

Dedicated on Memorial Day, 2009, the black granite wall pays tribute to those from Jeff Davis County who served our country during times of both war and peace. The Jeff Davis Veterans Association has established a traditional wreath laying ceremony each Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day.

Marker is on S. Tallahassee St (U.S. 221, U.S. 23 South) near Jeff Davis Street, on the northwest grounds of the courthouse.

Towns Bluff RV Park and Heritage Center

A museum exhibit at the Heritage Center tells the story of the Three Rivers area from the days when Native Americans lived along the waterways up through the days of logs rafting, agriculture, and turpentine stills.

5 Riverwood Trail

Hazlehurst, GA 31539

(912) 379-9303

Annual Events


Snipesville New Year’s Day Parade

The Snipesville Community hosts its annual New Year’s celebration Jan. 1 with a parade and traditional lunch menu.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Celebrating the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the parade features floats, marching bands, church groups, and much more. Sponsored by the Community League, Inc.


Peaches to Beaches Annual Yard Sale

For 200 miles along the Golden Isles Highway (Highway 341), this annual yard sale attracts thousands of vendors and shoppers from Barnesville to Brunswick, with Hazlehurst at the midpoint. Official sites in Hazlehurst host around 100 vendors. (912) 375-4543


Community Easter Egg Hunt

(Saturday before Easter weekend) Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and organizations sponsor prize eggs and larger prizes. There are thousands of Easter eggs to hunt, and the Easter Bunny pays a visit. (912) 209-8805


Memorial Day Ceremony and Remembrance

The Jeff Davis County Veterans Association holds its annual Memorial Day ceremony and remembrance at Veterans Square to honor veterans who lost their lives in defense of America’s freedoms. The event includes music, patriotic events, and more.


3 Rivers BBQ Fest

Teams from across the Southeast come to Hazlehurst to compete for cash and trophies and the honor of cooking the best BBQ in Georgia. (912) 209-8805


Independence Day Celebration

Visit July 4 for fireworks, food vendors, and a concert at the County Fairgrounds.(912) 209-8805


Georgia Great Steak Cook-off

Hazlehurst in September is where you’ll find a celebration of the best steak in the state.(912) 209-8805


Veterans Day Memorial Service and Parade

Jeff Davis County pauses to pay tribute to those who have served our great nation in both peacetime and wartime. Sponsored by the Jeff Davis Veterans Association.


Christmas Parade

Santa and his elves busy themselves along the nighttime parade route with lighted floats, bands, live animals, and much more. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. (912) 209-8805

Breakfast with Santa

The little ones and their parents will love having breakfast with St. Nick. (912) 209-8805