Moody Forest Natural Area


3553 E. River Rd.
Baxley GA 31513


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

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am

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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
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