Tuesday, October 19, 2021

10/15 Reed Bingham State Park, Valdosta, GA

 This is a convenient place to stay on my way south along I-75 because it is about 240 miles south of Atlanta or Old Federal at Lake Lanier and because it is not too far off of the freeway.  Also, sites are large and have water and electric hookups.  Some sites also have sewer hookups, but I prefer the sites which are more in the open so I can get satellite TV.  Anyway, I have stayed here before, and I am here for four days, this time, but I think next time, I will stay only one or two days because there is not much here for people like me who are not interested in swimming or boating on the lake. 

 First, you can tell you are in the deep South by the cotton fields on the way into the state park

Entrance to the state park:

This is an interesting dam.  It is not very tall, and the water just spills over the top of the dam when there has been a lot of rain. 

You can also tell you are in the south by the moss hanging from the trees. 


And the long-leaf yellow pine trees. Needles are 6" to 8" long.  This tree also produces an incredible amount of pollen in the spring, so beware if you are allergic to it because it will cover cars and anything else with a thick coating.

The dam produces a nice lake for boating.

Most of the campground is shaded from the pines and oak trees.

 My campsite.  Clean gravel and nice patio area. Overall, a large and comfortable site.



  1. What do they charge per night at that site?

  2. I paid $32 per night for water and electric, which I think included the registration fee. If you are over 65, check out East Bank Recreation area, which is not too far from there. It is also on a lake and has water and electric sites but is only $12 per night if you are over 62 and have the federal senior pass.