Stewart county is somewhat on the path-less-traveled, but it’s filled with state parks and historical sites well-worth the drive
There’s no hotel chains or big-box retail in Omaha, but Stewart County is home to some of the state’s most under-appreciated destinations.
Just a few miles from Omaha, Florence Marina State Park offers cozy cabins for rent , in addition to space for events and a deep-water marina.
Stewart county also houses Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon,” otherwise known as Providence Canyon State Park. With over 1,000 acres of hiking trails, campsites, picnic shelters and a museum, the canyon is home to some of the most beautiful views in the state.
Of the many locations in Stewart county registered in the National Register of Historical Places, several highlight the county’s deep history engrained in Southern culture, including:
- The Rood Creek landing site at Rood creek,
- The Old Chattahoochee County courthouse in Lumpkin
- The Miller House in Richland
- Church Row Historic District in Louvale
Just across the Alabama line, the 11,184-acre Eufaula National Wildlife refuge is a short 20-minute drive from Omaha. The Lakepoint State Park on Lake Eufaula (Also known as the Bass Capital of the World) boasts rental cabins as well as “a full service restaurant and lounge, marina, hiking trails, modern campground, swimming complex, tennis courts and playgrounds,” according to their website.
Omaha Brewing isn’t the only alcohol producer in the county, either. Richland Rum, located in downtown Richland, has been producing award-winning rum for years. In neighboring Marion county, Swamp Fox Distilling Company , located just outside of one of the county’s most interesting folk-art compounds, is adding their locally-distilled spirits to the south-Georgia repertoire as well.
For more information on Stewart county and resources about where to stay and places to visit: head over to the county’s tourism website here.