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Bald Point State Park

 Activities at Bald Point State Park

Beaches

Beaches

Bald Point offers access to two Apalachee Bay beaches. Pavilions, grills and restrooms are also available. Please, NO pets on the beach.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Bike areas are provided.

Boating

Boating

Situated on the Apalachee Bay and at the mouth of the Ochlockonee River, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities. A canoe and kayak launch ramp is available.

Canoe/Kayak Launch

Canoe/Kayak Launch

A canoe launch is available on Tucker Lake. Take Range Road for access to a dirt service road 200 yards west of the Chaires Creek Bridge on the right as you drive east on Range Road.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Visitors enjoy canoeing on Chaires Creek and Tucker Lake, a large brackish lake connected to the Ochlockonee Bay by way of Chaires Creek. To explore the extensive tidal creek system, it is a short paddle to Chaires Creek from the Tucker Lake canoe/kayak launch. To access the canoe and kayak launch take the last dirt service road on the right off of Range Road 200 yards west of the Chaires Creek Bridge. The dirt parking area at the launch site can accommodate 12 vehicles during dry conditions. The launch area is a flat sandy area where vehicles can unload canoes and kayaks near the waters edge.

Fishing

Fishing

At Bald Point’s North end and Sunrise entrances, surf fishing and wading out to oyster bars is a popular pastime.

There is also a small fishing pier located in the park where Bald Point Road terminates at Ochlockonee Bay. This is located in the area known as the North End Entrance. Among the varieties of saltwater fish found in the brackish tidal waterway are redfish, trout, flounder and mackerel.

Visitors may fish on the bridge over tidal Chaires Creek off of Range Road, and in Tucker Lake, by canoe or kayak. Sea trout, red fish, flounder and sheepshead are common catches. This is also an excellent area to cast net for mullet or to catch blue crabs. 

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Walk along the side roads for the experience of seasonal wildflowers and birds.

Picnicking

Picnicking

Close to the beach are three covered pavilions with picnic tables and standing grills. Restrooms are nearby. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming and sunbathing are popular activities on the sandy beaches. NO LIFEGUARDS ARE PROVIDED.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Birders can observe many varieties of nesting and migrating birds at Bald Point. These include shorebirds along the beach, warblers in the maritime oak hammocks, wading birds, and birds of prey in and around the marsh areas.