Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Victoria Bryant State Park
was opened in 1952 when Paul E. Bryant of Royston, GA dedicated 45 acres of land as a
memorial to his mother, Victoria Osborn Bryant. The park has grown from the original
45 acres to 499.98 and offers visitors picnic areas, fishing, camping, hiking, golf and
The historic significance
of the park began long ago when the Cherokee and Creek Indians once roamed and hunted in
the hills and valleys of the area. The park is located among rolling hills with a
large creek flowing through the middle. The creek has a natural rock slide in the
Activities & Amenities
||Deer Viewing Area
||The Nature Trail follows a part of Rice Creek
for half a mile, and the Perimeter Trail runs approximately five miles, with rest
||A challenging nine-hole golf course complete
with driving range is located in the park. Golf carts, clubs and pull carts may be
rented. The Pro Shop has a variety of golf accessories and equipment for sale.
Tee times are not required; play is on a first-come, first-served basis.
||Facilities include 107 picnic tables and six
shelters in the day-use area. Shelters can be reserved and are available on a
first-come, first-serve basis otherwise. To make reservations call 1-800-864-PARK.
||Two fishing ponds are located in the
park. The #2 pond is for campers use only. The #1 pond is reserved for
handicapped persons only. People who wish to fish this pond must register with park
office. Both ponds are fully stocked and there is no charge for fishing.
Persons age 16 or older must have a valid resident/non-resident fishing license, which can
be purchased at the park.
||A swimming pool and bathhouse are open
Memorial Day through Labor Day. Pool is closed on Mondays except legal holidays for
aquatic pool therapy. Qualified lifeguards are on duty. A user fee is
charged. Campers swim free. Swimming lessons available.
||76 tent and trailer sites are available, each
with water and electricity, picnic tables and grills. Five have sewer hookups.
||There are three playgrounds in the park:
two in the day-use area and one in the campground (for campers use only). Adults
should supervise children at all times.
||Annual Jr.-Sr. Catfish Rodeo (May). Snake
programs are scheduled upon request, Civil War Reenactment performed in the spring.
Dates are subject to change; please confirm with the park office. Weekly scheduled
programs Friday and Saturday by Park Naturalist.
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Park Times and Information
Park Hours: 7:00 a.m. -
Park Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - noon (Mon-Fri)
1105 Bryant Park Rd.
Royston, GA 30662
Location: Two miles north of Franklin Springs on GA Hwy 327 - Located in Franklin
Park Telephone: (706) 245-6270
Reservations: (770) 389-7275 or 1-800-864-7275
Golf Course/Pro Shop: 8:00 a.m. - Sunset
Golf Course Telephone: (706) 245-6770
Park Pass Information
A $2 daily or $25 annual parking fee is
required. The ParkPass is valid at all state parks visited that day, and Wednesdays
are free days. Annual ParkPasses are sold at park offices (senior discounts
available) or by calling (404) 657-9851.
Some information has
been provided by GA State Parks Dept.