This 2000-acre (810-hectare) park is particularly noted for its populations of birds, butterflies and wildflowers. Hiking trails are laid throughout, and pass such interesting spots as the George H. Sparks Reservoir and the ruins of a cotton factory destroyed during the Civil War. Canoe and fishing boat rentals are available, as well as a bait shack, restrooms, and historical information. A day pass costs USD2. From Interstate 20 West, take the Lee Road exit and turn left. Turn left at Cedar Terrace and head straight to Mount Vernon Road.
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