Things to do

Geocaching: Meriwether County has three options for geocaching, each organized around a theme.  In Woodbury, we have The Real Woodbury Zombie Geoquest, built around the hit television show “The Walking Dead”.  In Manchester, we have the Magic City RailQuest, which was built around the city’s history in the railroad industry.  Our newest trail is in the historic city of Warm Springs, home to FDR’s Little White House. This trail is based on Marvel Comics and is called the Warm Springs Marvelous GeoQuest. For more information or questions, contact Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism at 706-655-2558 or CLICK HERE.

Manchester’s Train Observation Deck:  Positioned behind a classic row of downtown shops in Manchester, GA, emjoy train watching from a gazebo with picnic tables.  All trains traveling through Manchester will pass by or at least can be seen from the gazebo.  You can expect about 40 trains during a 24-hour period to sloly roll through this Waycross split of Atlanta and Birmingham Mains.

Aviation: The Roosevelt Memorial Airport in Warm Springs is home to the  Southern Eagles Soaring (SES), a private gliding club.  SES is made up of members from both Alabama and Georgia and has a tow plane and a fleet of club gliders.  Flights take place on Saturdays from 10:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Visits are welcomed and rides are available.  Located just 3.8 miles north of Warm Springs on Roosevelt Highway.  For more information about SES, email or call Wally Berry 334-740-1994 or Mark Blace at or 334-740-0645

Camp Meriwether: Established in 2001, located in Luthersville, Camp Meriwether features 270 acres of rolling hills, shady woods and open fields. A variety of accommodations are available including primitive camping, platform tents, air-conditioned cabins, and troop houses for large groups. Best known for its robust equestrian program that caters to all horseback riding skill levels, Camp Meriwether is generally open to the public during the week other than through summer months.  Pricing information is available and reservations can be made through our central office by emailing Mary Ellen Waiting, our Senior Operations Coordinator, at

Equestrian: Riding trails cover Pine Mountain from the creek bottom to the Overlook with a breathtaking view of Pine Mountain Valley, Lake Franklin, and the group camps built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Four major trails are available, with riding times ranging from 1-4 hours or even overnight. Horses may be rented or you can bring your own. Shoes or boots are recommended for most horses. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10am-5pm. Visit for more details. Call for reservations: 706-628-7463 & GPS coordinates: Latitude: 32.842207 / Longitude: -84.790521

Fishing/Picnicking/Boating/Camping :  Enjoy picnics, boating, fishing and camping at picturesque Lake Meriwether.  The 144 acre lake located at 728 Lake Meriwether Road, Woodbury offers bass, bream, catfish and crappie varieties. Lake Meriwether also offers multiple camp sites for primitive camping and drive-through sites with electric/water hook-ups (no electricity) 728 Lake Meriwether Road, Woodbury 30293. 706-553-5247.

A day of relaxation and serenity awaits you at Woodbury’s Highway 18 Bridge, which offers public access to the Flint River for picnicking, canoeing, rafting, fishing and camping along a 13-mile trip to Sprewell Bluff.  For the river enthusiast, you can enjoy a 20 mile trip to the 36 Bridge, in nearby Thomaston.

Golfing –Disc: For the perfect family outing, try the newly opened Disc Golf course at Lake Meriwether. Played with a “Frisbee-like” disc, this 18 basket course winds beautifully through trees around Lake Meriwether. Good faith fees are expected for maintenance. 728 Lake Meriwether Road, Woodbury / 706-553-5247.

Golfing – Traditional: Pebblebrook Golf Club lies in the rolling hills of the scenic countryside between Manchester and Woodbury on Highway 85. Pebblebrook offers 9 beautiful holes, carefully designed by industry experts for the optimal golfing experience for all skill levels. Located at 1116 Pebblebrook Road, Woodbury, GA / 706-846-3809 or 706-846-2980

Hiking/Walking : The Pine Mountain Trail is a 23 mile footpath that crosses and follows the beautiful Pine Mountain ridge in west central Georgia.  Sparkling streams, misty waterfalls, rock outcroppings, and scenic overlooks await your discovery.  The two entrances for Meriwether County are at the WJSP TV Tower on Hwy 85 and the Rocky Point parking lot on Hwy 190.

Hunting Trips: Big Red Oak Plantation is a 3500 acre hunting preserve which can accommodate a wide range of hunting types.  Hunting guides can tailor the hunt to meet your needs and provide an experience that will keep you coming back.  Guns, supplies and lodging can be provided as well as half and full day hunts. Trips can be arranged for deer, turkey, pheasant and quail as well as a world-class state-of-the-art Sporting Clay Facility.  For more information email to or call 706-538-6870 Located at 8428 Greenville Street, Gay, GA