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Camping Camping at Central Park
Enjoy camping at Central Park with modern, semi modern and primitive camping available on a first come first serve basis.  Park hours 4:30 AM - 10:30 PM.  Quiet hours 9 PM - 8 AM. Camping available April 15 - October 15 weather permitting.
Canoeing & Kayaking Canoeing & Kayaking at Central Park

This 297 acre park includes a 25 acre lake (newly renovated) as well as a 7 acre pond.  Paddleboat and kayak rentals are available Thursday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm from Memorial Day - Labor Day weather permitting.  Otherwise, bring your own kayak or canoe and enjoy a leisurely float around the picturesque lake.

Paddleboat and Kayak Rental is $8/hour or $4/half hour.  Visit the Camp Host for rental and payment.

Fishing Fishing at Central Park
This 297 acre park includes a 25 acre lake (newly renovated) as well as a 7 acre pond.  Both have good populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish for those who enjoy fishing.  Check out Current Projects and News for updates on the recently renovated Central Park Lake - Plan to visit Summer 2019!
Picnicking Picnicking at Central Park
Central Park has several picnic tables throughout the park as well as an open air shelter to enjoy a picnic.  Explore the many trails, play at the playground, swim by the beach or visit the Nature Center.  Enjoy a leisurely walk along the ADA sidewalk and step out onto the new fishing pier. 
Swimming Swimming at Central Park
Located near the center of Jones County, this 297 acre park includes a 25 acre lake (newly renovated) as well as a 7 acre pond.   A playground area, swimming beach and sand volleyball court are near the enclosed pavilion next to the 297 acre lake.  The beach is open to the public for enjoyment but no life guard is on duty.  Swimming is at your own risk and children should be with an adult when near the beach / water area.
Trails & Hiking Trails & Hiking at Central Park
Central Park has many trails to enjoy on your next visit.  You will be able to see an abundance of wildlife, trees, grasses and beauty along the various paths. 
Winter Activities Winter Activities at Central Park
Dress warm and spend some time ice fishing in the newly renovated 25 lake or the 7 acre back pond.  Both are stocked and ready for fishing opportunities.  Remember snowshoes are available for use within the Park.  Schedule a time to checkout a pair of snowshoes from the Jones County Naturalist and try your snowshoeing skills.