Explore Lake Seminole Like A Local

Besides fishing, there are many things to do around Lake Seminole, covering many different interests. Interested? We’ll highlight a few here.


There are a number of small, locally-run museums in most towns, of course, but there are also four larger, better-known ones in the immediate area!

American Folk Art
Museum & Gallery

American Folk Art Museum Gallery
3919 Woodville Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32305
Phone: (850)656-2879

Tallahassee Automobile

Tallahassee Automobile Museum
6800 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850)942-0137

Decatur County
Historical Society

Decatur County Historical Society
119 West Water Street, Bainbridge, GA 39817
Phone: (229)248-1719

Grady County

Grady County Museum
3 North Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828
Phone: (229) 377-5142

Two Best Parks

Seminole State Park

Seminole State Park

This is the go-to state park for the Lake Seminole area. According to the State Parks website, Seminole is chock-full of features:

Accommodations & Facilities:

  • 604 Acres
  • 14 Cottages — #1 & #2 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
  • 50 Campsites
  • Treehouse Camping (sleeps 15)
  • Pioneer Campground
  • Lake
  • Swimming Beach
  • 3 Boat Ramps
  • 3 Fishing Docks
  • 4 Picnic Shelters
  • 1 Group Shelter (seats 200)
  • Gift Shop

Things To Do & See

  • Boating & Water Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking — 2.2-mile Gopher Tortoise Nature Trail
  • Kayak & Canoe Rental
  • Miniature Golf (fee)
  • Geocaching
  • Playground
  • Birding

It also includes regularly scheduled special activities, listed via the link above.

Silver Lake Wildlife Refuge

Silver Lake

At the northeast end of the lake, you’ll find the vast Silver Lake Wildlife Refuge , called an “unknown outdoor treasure” by many. Fishing in Panic Point (A trophy Bass pond!), hunting, horseback riding, hiking, and general sightseeing… The refuge is hard to find, and that makes it truly worth the effort.

Hunting and fishing require licenses, as shown in the link above, but hiking and birdwatching are free for all. A 4×4 or pickup truck is recommended, because many of the roads are gravel or dirt and can get quite muddy.

The big fishing areas have concrete picnic tables with firepits, and some have really nice metal fishing piers easily able to handle wheelchairs. The area is mostly covered by 3G cell service. There’s no buildings, though (and hence, no public restrooms).