Baxley is the intersection of two major thoroughfares, creating a centralized hub for Southeast Georgia activities from industry to shopping, entertainment and more. In Baxley and Appling County we are fortunate to have a cohesive community where leaders from across entities work together for the betterment of our city and county. Our hospital is consistently providing quality care, close to home. If it is entertainment you are looking for, spend the day at the river or lakes, fishing and boating or take a stroll through the Moody Forest Nature Conservancy. Regardless of what you are looking for, Baxley and Appling County are sure provide you with an exciting backdrop for your stay in Southeast Georgia.
Explore this 170-acre lake with fishing, boating, swimming, and water sports with beautiful homes lining the landscape. The lake is open year round from sunrise to sunset daily. Public beach area, picnic shelters, tables and grills, and restrooms are available.
Moody Forest Wildlife Management Area
Moody Forest Wildlife Management Area encompasses 2,700 acres of state-owned property and 1,732 acres owned by The Nature Conservancy. Moody Forest 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. This WMA offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and small game. Two interpretive trails curl through the area, 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.
The Altamaha River
The Altamaha River, formed by the confluence of the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers, is the largest free-flowing river on the East Coast. The river is 137 miles long and runs from central Georgia to the southeastern coast of the state. The Altamaha River's many public access points provide boaters and fishermen an easy avenue to almost the entire river. Fishermen can find an abundance of freshwater fish species including, largemouth bass, redbreast sunfish, bluegill, channel catfish, white catfish, and flathead catfish.
Deen's Landing is one of many boat landings/recreational areas nearby. To experience nature in our community is a great treat. There are so many unspoiled natural areas to catch a glimpse of while enjoying a day of play.
The Appling County Heritage Center
The Appling County Heritage Center offers a wide variety of items and records that detail the history of the county. Some of the special features include a growing turpentine collection, agricultural implements, 19th and 20th century memorabilia, items representing county architecture, black history, genealogy library, county records and manuscripts, a war room, collections and publications by local historians.