Gum Root Park is a 741-acre park that is mostly floodplain swamp, with a canopy of cypress and gum trees. It is a great location for birding and wildlife viewing, and offers trails that wind through different natural communities.

The different natural communities, including blackwater stream, floodplain swamp, xeric hammock, baygall, pasture, and pine flatwoods. The upland portions are Scrubby Flatwoods, remnant flatwoods, and a 20-acre pasture. Located on the northern shore of Newnans Lake, the parks have diverse wildlife including deer, otters, alligators, and numerous birds. Both parks have limited parking areas, informational kiosks, and loop trails and the Conservation Area has interpretive materials, and a picnic pavilion. Gum Root Park features trails through a variety of natural communities, including blackwater stream, floodplain swamp, xeric hammock, baygall, pasture, and pine flatwoods. Adjacent to hundreds of acres of state conservation land, Gum Root is a great location for birding and wildlife viewing.

Days Open: Park hours from dawn to dusk daily

Recreation Type: Birding, Wildfire