We have a special culture here in Heard County. Safe, family-oriented communities like Franklin, Ephesus and Centralhatchee are excellent places to call home with nearby hiking, biking and camping. The Chattahoochee River is an important part of our community with water trails and shoals adjacent to West Point Lake. The recently renovated Bush Head Shoals State Park is popular for kayaking, canoeing, rafting and camping. Other local attractions include Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Callaway Gardens, Little White House and Great Wolf Lodge Resort.
Also located in Heard County are a skate park, playgrounds, community centers, walking trails, equine trails and facilities, fishing, hunting and wildlife. A $15 million recreation facility hosts baseball and softball with league play. Local recreation opportunities also include football, cheerleading, basketball and volleyball.
The Development Authority of Heard County is committed to smart, sustainable growth — while maintaining our quality lifestyle and hometown charm.