Located where the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers creates the Apalachicola River, Three Rivers State Park includes Lake Seminole, a top-notch bass fishing destination. It also features a large lakeside campground with a wheelchair-accessible rental cabin, picnic pavilions, canoe rentals, and several hiking trails.
Length: Up to 2.5 miles in two loops
Lat-Long: 30.746500, -84.931800
Fees / Permits: state park admission fee
Good for: big trees, birding, campground
Bug factor: low to moderate
Lake Seminole is known for its healthy alligator population, so be cautious where the Lakeview Trail gets near the shore.
From US 90 in Sneads, follow SR 271 north to the park entrance. Continue on the park entrance road until it reaches an intersection, and then turn left and follow the signs into the campground.
The Lakeview and Ridge trails form a 2-mile loop through shady hardwood forest on the shores of Lake Seminole. The hike begins at day-use area, with a connector to the campground.
When you reach the fork, keep right to enjoy lakeshore views as you walk beneath massive spruce pine, elm, beech, southern magnolia, and hickory. The trail loops past the campground and continues back through the shady forest (farther up the bluffs) to the trailhead.
The Dry Creek Trail, which leads to the Eagle Trail, begins at the east end of the day use area.