LAKE PARK, GEORGIA

The Georgia-Florida Gateway

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Fun Fact


The “Spanish Moss” that hangs from the beautiful shady oaks is not actually moss. It is an air plant that derives most of its nutrients from the air and rain.

 

Our History

Lake Park is known as the “Georgia-Florida Gateway” because it lies just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75. It is located 14 miles south of Valdosta and was named for the more than twenty beautiful lakes in the surrounding area. Lake Park residents enjoy fishing, boating, and sailing year-round in its temperate climate, as well as golfing at the popular Francis Lake Golf Club. Shopping is also a year-round favored activity with the convenient location of the Lake Park Plaza and Farm House Plaza, which also includes an antiques mall, both located directly off I-75 on exit 5.

Lake Park was conceived in 1886 when L.A. Wisenbaker gave the right-of-way through his farm to the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad. Wisenbaker purchased fifty acres on either side of the railroad track and would not sell or give it to the railroad thereby forcing them to accept his offer of free land to run the track through and build a depot in Lake Park. Wisenbaker and a group of leading citizens from nearby towns formed the Lake Park Improvement Company and laid plans for the proposed town, which was finally incorporated in 1890.

In the early 1900s, Lake Park was a bustling small town. A couple of innovative citizens turned the local resources of Spanish Moss and peat moss into profitable businesses. The Ocean Pond Fishing Club was formed to create a recreational facility for local businessmen and visitors. The clubhouse still stands beneath the giant mossy oaks and is a popular site for social gatherings.

For more information, visit lakeparkga.com or visit the Lake Park Historical Society and Museum at 300 Railroad Avenue.

Key Numbers

Animal Control

Lowndes County Animal Shelter
229-671-2760

City & County Services

City of Lake Park
120 N. Essa Street
Lake Park, GA 31636
229-559-7470
cityoflakeparkga.com
Lake Park Chamber of Commerce
5227 Mill Store Road
Lake Park, GA 31636
229-559-5302
lakeparkga.com

Driver Services

Driver’s License Division
371 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-333-5385
dds.ga.gov

Electricity

Colquitt EMC
273 Norman Drive
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-6893
colquittemc.com
Georgia Power
1731 Norman Drive
Valdosta, GA 31601
888-660-5890
georgiapower.com

FBI (Non-Emergency)

Federal Bureau of Investigation
229-247-2292

Fire (Non-Emergency)

Clyattville Fire Department
229-245-5270
Lake Park Fire Department
229-559-1959

GBI (Non-Emergency)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation
912-389-4103

Natural Gas

Georgia Natural Gas Services
877-850-6200
Infinite Energy Inc
877-342-5434
True Natural Gas
877-746-4362

Newspaper

Valdosta Daily Times
201 N. Troupe Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-1880
valdostadailytimes.com

Phone and Internet

ATT Georgia
888-757-6500
att.com

Poison Control

Central Line
800-222-1222

Police (Non-Emergency)

Georgia State Patrol Post 31
229-333-5215
Lake Park Police Department
229-559-7470
Lowndes County Sheriffs Department
229-671-2900

Vehicle Registration

Lowndes County Tag and Tax Office
300 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2579
lowndescountytax.com