what to see and do around town?
Lincoln County is known as "Georgia's Freshwater Coast" and a sportsman's paradise. Each year thousands of people visit the county to take advantage of its hunting, fishing, boating, swimming and camping facilities which are among the finest in the state. Lincoln County has the distinction of being the first county-wide listing in Georgia in the National Register of Historic Places with more than 160 historic buildings. Lincoln County is nestled on the shores of Clark's Hill Reservoir, the largest Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi, with more than 1,200 miles of shoreline.
The Broad River Water Trail flows through the area and offers great paddling for any river enthusiast.
LITTLE RIVER FISHING GUIDE
Little River Guide Services is captained by Tony Shepherd and Rocky Fulmer. Both love to fish and want to spend a day on the lake with you and your family, friends, or coworkers. They can put you onto bodacious hybrids and striped bass, catfish, white perch and crappie at Lake Strom Thurmond — or Clarks Hill if you’re old school and still call the lake by its original name.
Little River Guide Service, is a multiple-boat business competitively priced for a full day of fishing on the massive man-made lake, located on the Georgia/South Carolina state border in Clarks Hill, S.C., just north of Augusta, Ga. Captains Tony and Rocky are big on customer service, and they truly believe it's what sets them apart. Any day on the lake with these guys is certain to involve top-notch fishing — including expert insights, safety-oriented instruction, fun and a few fish puns.
Experience isn’t necessary. If you don’t know a rod from a reel, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve never fished, have no worries. And if you’re interested in making it a family affair, captains Tony and Rocky are great with kids, probably because they are kids at heart.
Knowing something about fish isn’t mandatory, but having a good time - that’s a requirement. You’ll be hooked on Little River Guide Service the first time out. Folks say they’re a pretty good catch.
Explore the Augusta Canal. Whether you hike, bike, paddle, or just float through Augusta Canal’s history on a guided boat tour, we invite you to explore our recreation and outdoor experiences along miles of towpath, trail and canal waters.
STATE BOTANICAL GARDENS
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia aims to acquire and disseminate botanical knowledge and to foster appreciation, understanding and stewardship of plants and nature through collections and displays, horticultural gardens, research, educational programs, exhibitions and special events.
UNIQUE SHOPPING JUST A FEW MILES AWAY
Just inside town we offer unique shopping experiences! Consignment treasures, local merchandise, and gift shop jewels! Please visit our local in-town shops!
PROUD SPIRIT HORSE SANTUARY
Founder of Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary, Melanie Sue Bowles stumbled across this quote: "The Purpose of Life is to Live a Life of Purpose". She loved it so much that she stenciled the quote above a window that looks out over the pastures at Proud Spirit. It is the steadfast philosophy by which she has lived her entire adult life and unwanted, elderly and abused horses became her purpose. The sanctuary began with one horse in need on five acres of land in rural Florida and is now located on 180 acres in Lincolnton, Georgia. Throughout the years, Melanie and Jim have intervened on behalf of over 300 downtrodden horses, many of them coming to the sanctuary to live out their lives in peace and dignity - a life that most of these sentient creatures had never known before.
"One of those visions was to provide as natural an environment for the horses as possible. Domestication has created so many problems…founder, colic, vices…problems that you never see in the wild. It was essential to Jim and to me that we place just as much emphasis on the horses’ emotional well-being as we do their physical needs.”
Jim and Melanie Bowles, the founders of Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary, are deeply committed to the horses in their care.
One of the very few true sanctuaries in the United States, the Bowles do not adopt out any of the horses who find their way to Proud Spirit, “having given enough,” as Melanie would say. Please click the link below to visit their website and find out more about scheduling a tour!
OFF ROAD RENTALS
Durhamtown offers the largest rental fleet of its kind. With over 240 units, we've got something for everyone in the family. We offer motorcycle rentals in four-stroke (4T) and two-stroke (2T) models including: 50cc, 80cc, 100cc, 110cc, 125cc (4T), 125cc (2T), 250 (4T), 250 (2T), 450 (4T). Our rental atvs are available in 90cc, 150cc, 250cc, and 400cc options as well as utility four wheelers in 250cc, 420cc, and 500cc. Our Side-by-Side fleet is unmatched. We've partnered with Textron Off Road to provide a stunning fleet of Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport models and the Bad Boy Stampede in 2-seater and 4-seater utility demo units. All rentals require a deposit. Half day rates are not available on weekends.
ROCKY BRANCH GOLF
Rocky Branch Golf Course is located in Lincoln County, Ga. 18 spacious, beautiful, and challenging holes await any level of player, and for a very reasonable price. Walking or riding rocky branch is ready for you. We have a clubhouse with concessions and a pro shop to supply you with anything you may need. Memberships are available as well as golf lessons for anyone looking to improve their game.
KETTLE CREEK BATTLEFIELD
This was a significant Revolutionary War battle that took place in eastern Georgia. That in itself makes this a noteworthy site to explore, especially if the British strategy of invading the south following the failure of northern attempts to quell the American revolution is a novel idea. The British were seeking to enlist local Tories to join them. A large group was on its way to join the English army in Augusta when patriot forces fell upon them at Kettle Creek. The site is well maintained and recent work on its trail system with the addition of some good signage offers the casual visitor an enjoyable treat. There are crosses posted in the woods along the trail at the discovered positions of possible graves, although the archaeology to say these are definite sites of human graves remains inconclusive.