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Florence Marina State Park, Omaha

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Florence Marina State Park is a 173-acre 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 water recreation sports, such as fishing and waterskiing. The park also attracts bird-watchers with the chance of seeing herons, egrets, and possibly bald eagles. The park is 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 southeast of the park is Providence Canyon State Park.HistoryLocated 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.
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  • We did not use the marina facilities for boats or docking. We were there to visit Providence Canyon (the little grand canyon). The marina is in a State Park and stayed overnight in one of the very nic...  read more »
  • Just drove over from Providence Grand Canyon (only less than 30 away) to check it out and was charmed! Beautiful, very small and quiet, we took a picnic and sat on a table next to the water and just e...  read more »
  • Nice campground. Shaded sites, easy to get into. Good place to fish/boat. Lots of boat docks. Near Providence Canyon State Park. We camped here for a long weekend, fished, and visited Providence Canyo...  read more »
  • Very clean facilities. We got here after office hours, but it was not a problem, the camp host was very nice and helpful too.
  • Beautiful sites, good fishing, great staff
  • the marina was beautiful and the campground too until it got full, then there was just too many people. we still had a blast getting to know our camping neighbors. it was great being able to camp at a state park by providence canyon.
  • Could have been a nice place, all of the elements are there, but it just fails. The cabins are ok. George T Bagby is a better place to stay.
  • Great park!! Excellent cabins only problem was that the pool was not open the website said it was but it wasn't could be open this year but not sure
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