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Visit / Recreation

Plenty of Places to Play in Franklin County, Georgia

Franklin Countians and our guests have plenty of reasons to get out and play, along with comfortable hotels, rustic camping, and a variety of restaurants.

Franklin County, Georgia is home to two state parks, the largest Corps of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi, and several local recreational opportunities.

Local Parks

Lavonia Memorial Park

Off Hwy. 17 S., behind Lavonia City Hall, Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 356-8781

  • Picnic shelters, tables and grills
  • Walking trails
  • Tennis courts nearby
  • City of Lavonia Parks and Recreation

Rocky Ford Park

557 Rocky Ford Rd., Carnesville, GA 30521
(706) 384-PARK (7275)

  • 68-acre park with four multi-purpose athletic fields
  • Recreation center with two gyms, two large community rooms, instructional class and meeting space, concessions, lobby, bathrooms
  • 2.5 miles of nature trails
  • Franklin County Recreation Department

Royston Wellness Park

Skelton Street, Royston, GA 30662
(706) 245-7232

  • 43-acre park
  • 1.2 miles of paved walking trails
  • ADA-accessible restrooms and water fountains
  • 9-hole disc golf course
  • City of Royston Recreation
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Vanna Bowers Vandiver Park

Off Hwy. 59, toward Carnesville, Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 356-8781

  • Picnic shelter, tables and barbecue pit
  • City of Lavonia Parks and Recreation

Weldon Park

East Main Street, Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 356-8781

  • Covered gazebo
  • City of Lavonia Parks and Recreation