Magnolia Midlands / Baxley

Moody Forest Natural Area

3553 E. River Rd.
Baxley, GA 31513

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Moody Forest Natural Area is an irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind treasure. One of the nation's last remaining old-growth forest featuring longleaf pines 200-300 years old and mammoth tupelo cypress more than 600 years old. The forest is also home to rare plants, birds, and animals, including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, the gopher tortoise and the eastern indigo snake.

The preserve has been opened to the public, providing the opportunity for thousands of visitors to explore one of Georgia's most unique and beautiful landscapes.

Two interpretive trails (download trail maps) curl through the preserve, offering more than five miles of year-round hiking-and the chance to spot rare and imperiled species like gopher tortoises and Eastern indigo snakes.

Trail is wheelchair accessible for large tire outdoor type wheelchairs (gravel surface).

Guided tours are offered for educational groups and seasonal hunting is allowed in accordance with state game regulations.

Visitors today-much like the Moodys of yesteryear-will find themselves enchanted by the atmospheric beauty of this forest and all it shelters.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    One of the following is required: Hunting license, Fishing license, Georgia Lands Pass Visit website -


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages