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The long, hot steamy days of southern summer have arrived, and along with it, the five top cool spots in Dublin, GA.

Slide Into Summertime

Grab your sunglasses and waterproof camera, slather on the sunscreen and dive into Southern Pines Water Park! Open seven days a week, the summer fun lasts until Labor Day! Keep cool in the shade with a cabana rental, drift down the lazy river or spiral down the slides for the splashiest fun imaginable. If you did not get your season pass, don’t sweat, day passes and cabana rentals are available at the gate.

Launch Into Summer

Load the canoe and head to River Bend WMA where you can unload at a paved kayak and canoe ramp near Troup’s Spring Lake. Hike to Pugh’s Creek for pristine fishing conditions. Primitive camping is also available. Escape to nature just 0.2 miles off I-16 at Exit 58. A Georgia Land Access Pass is required to use any state-owned WMA. Purchase your pass HERE.

Hike Into Summer

Pack your tent and hike to camp at Beaverdam Wildlife Management Area . Hold your mouth just right for the catch of the day as you wait for the cork to sink in the Oconee Water. Catching dinner and the memories are free, but you’ll need a Georgia Land Pass, fishing license, or a hunting license to enter any WMA. Purchase HERE. Insider tip: Sunflower planted dove fields will be in full bloom this summer for the perfect photo op!

Hooked On Dog Days

Reel em’ in and grab the net to scoop up your trophy from Hugh W Gillis Public Fishing Area located minutes from Dublin, GA. Cool your heels in between nibbles off the bank or from over the boat. Summer is yours to do as you please, and fishing is available 24 hours a day year-round!

Lazy River Summer

Pack your picnic baskets, rafts and life jackets and set out for a day of #riverlife fun while floating down the Oconee River in Dublin, GA. Wet a hook, take in the nature of the banks and cherish great outdoor memories with family and friends. Launch from Buckeye Park Landing at the boat ramp in East Dublin just off Buckeye Road.

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