Things to Do in Butts County
Tourism and Fun thrive in Butts County. We have Jackson Lake, a large recreational reservoir that offers a variety of water activities such as boating, swimming and skiing. It was recently featured in the Universal Studios movie “Endless Love” and is a very camera-friendly location. Indian Springs State Park offers camping and other recreational activities set in a natural vista that features rolling hills, hiking trails and river activities. The Village at Indian Springs features a variety of shops and stores, whether you are just browsing or looking for that special gift.Dauset Trails Nature Center is located in Butts County too, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each year to this free nature preserve. It includes hiking and biking trails, lakes, rivers and a variety of wildlife that is cared for at the center, just ten minutes from the interstate. High Falls State Park, features a lake, swimming pool, hiking trails and a beautiful cascading waterfall among other activities. If you want to raft, canoe or kayak, spend a summer day paddling down the scenic and unspoiled Ocmulgee River, which begins in Butts County, winding its way down to Juliette, Macon and beyond.
We are also the home of the Indian Springs Holiness Campground, which celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2015. Each year, visitors from all over the southeastern United States travel to experience this ten-day revival held under an historic arbor built from native timbers and stone and set among the rolling hills near Indian Springs State Park.
Enjoy good food? We have some of the best to experience such as Fresh Air Barbecue, founded in 1929 and one of the oldest continuously operating barbecue restaurants in Georgia. It has won numerous awards, including being voted as the best barbecue in Georgia. Bucker’s Family Restaurant, located right off I-75, offers what many consider to be the best fried chicken in the state, along with a variety of other food items served on “Lazy Susan” tables. Be prepared to eat when you come to Buckner’s! Both are considered destination dining places by people traveling from all over the state and the country. Jackson features a wide variety of restaurants, from fast food when you’re on the go to enjoyable international cuisine such as Mexican, Japanese, Italian and Chinese.