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The Department of Recreation provides a variety of instructional, recreational and social outdoor programming while emphasizing safety and respect for the environment. Our goal is to provide an array of recreational opportunities for our students and members of the Berry community. In addition, protecting and conserving the 27,000 acres of land are of utmost importance.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the 16,000-acre Wildlife Management Area on our campus through an agreement with Berry College. DNR provides comprehensive services that include public safety, fire suppression and managed hunts on Berry property. During these hunts, which are held only on designated days, walking, cycling and horse riding trails are closed (with the exception of the Viking Trail).

Review our scheduled hunt information

Contact The Guest Cottages at Berry (706) 236-2241 or guestcottages@berry.edu for information regarding RV parking. 

Outdoor Recreation Services

The Department of Recreation offers a variety of training services to help the Berry community take full advantage of the abundant recreational opportunities available regionally. This service based program is delivered one-on-one and in small groups. Here is a list of services we offer:

  • Knot Tying
  • Rope Splicing
  • Belay Techniques and Skills*
  • Kayak Paddling
  • Canoe Paddling Skills*
  • Kayak Roll Refinement*
  • Backpack Fitting
  • Tent Set-up and Care
  • Cooking on an Open Fire*
  • Use of Map and Compass
  • GPS Use (provide your own GPS)
  • Orienteering

The training sessions are scheduled based on your availability. Each session will assess the participant’s skill level and tailor the training to the individual.

The trainings that are more involved will be scheduled with small groups. These are denoted with an asterisk (*). Completing the form linked below will let us know your interest. Once we have a small interest group we will schedule the first session. Group sign-ups are accepted.

Sign up for a training session for one or more of the services listed above.  

Disc Golf Information

Berry Disc Golf Courses
  • Main Campus - Log Cabin Course: Scorecard and Layout (PDF)
  • WinShape Course: (The 1st Tee is located behind the WinShape Centre Tennis Courts) 

Berry College students and faculty/staff can checkout discs from the Cage Center (1st Floor Equipment Checkout)

Other Local Disc Golf Courses

Victory Lake Campground

Berry College Camp Sites Map (PDF)

The Department of Recreation manages a six site tent camping area on the banks of Victory Lake. Please complete the form below to request a campsite. 

Campsite Reservation Request Form

Reservation request must be submitted 24 hours in advance. There is a consecutive three night limit for the campsites. Upon approval, a member of the Department of Recreation will contact you to arrange the gate key pickup. Camping equipment is available through our gear checkout, separate from reserving the campsite.

All campers must observe the following policies: 

  • The campgrounds are for Berry College students only.
  • During the academic year, the campsites can only be reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. Year around, there is a consecutive three night limit. 
  • Students must have their ID's at the campsite.
  • The campsite key and equipment must be returned to the gear checkout window located on the 1st floor of the Cage Center. The campsite must stay locked at all times. Lock the gate as you enter and exit.
  • Practice the Leave No Trace principles. Take only picture and leave only footprints. All trash must be packed out.
  • Only one motor vehicle per site.
  • All campfires must remain in the designated fire pits. No fires shall be made in the picnic area. 
  • No swimming, boating or fishing permitted in Victory Lake.
  • Observe all posted signs.
  • Follow all other campus policies.
   
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