Moody Forest Natural Area
Baxley, GA 31513
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
Admission Fee $0.00
Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round
Suitable for Ages