Florence Marina State Park

Florence Marina State Park

Florence Marina State Park is a 173 acre (0.70 km²) Georgia state park located near Omaha on the eastern shore of Walter F. George Lake. The park is known for its deep-water marina and its many water recreation sports, such as fishing and waterskiing. The park also attracts many bird-watchers hoping to catch a glimpse of herons, egrets, and possibly bald eagles. The park also plays home to the Kirbo Interpretive Center, which teaches visitors about Native Americans and displays snakes, turtles, fish, and other artifacts from prehistoric times to the early 20th Century. Located just 10 miles (16.09 km) southeast of the park is Providence Canyon State Park.


Located on this site was the frontier town of Florence, which was incorporated on December 14, 1837 after the Creek Indians burned the nearby town of Roanoke in 1836. Florence was originally named Liverpool after the English port city. For many years the town flourished and could boast of a covered bridge linking it to Alabama, a newspaper, bank and hotel. Florence began to decline after the flood of 1846 washed away the bridge and the town was later bypassed by the railroad. The town site is now occupied by a few scattered homes, farmland and Florence Marina State Park which takes its name form the former community. [http://www.hcc-al-ga.org/tour_markers.cfm?GetPage=1&County=1]


*43 Tent/Trailer/RV Sites
*6 Cottages
*2 Playgrounds
*Group Shelter
*Picnic Shelter
*Swimming Pool
*Tennis Courts

Annual Events

*Christmas on the Lake (December)
*Easter Egg Hunt (Easter)

External links

* [http://www.lostworlds.org/florence_marina.html LostWorlds.org | Florence Marina]
* [http://gastateparks.org/info.asp?id=41&s= Georgia State Parks]

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