Many residents choose Wayne County because of its beautiful natural surroundings. The Altamaha River forms the northeast boundary of Wayne County and extends along its entire border. The river is undammed and has been designated one of the 75 “Last Great Places on Earth” by the Nature Conservancy. The Little Satilla River in the southwestern part of the county forms the border with Pierce County for approximately 11 miles. Both rivers are protected river corridors and are used by paddlers and anglers year-round.
Four wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Wayne County – Little Satilla, Penholloway, Rogers Tract, and Sansavilla – provide thousands of acres of opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and picnicking.
Skiing competitions on Lake Kenerly attract national athletes, while Lake Grace, just 9.4 miles from Jesup, offers 250 acres of secluded fishing spots, excellent boating, swimming, waterskiing, picnicking, and camping opportunities.
The Wayne County Recreation Department manages various parks, fishing lakes, recreation centers and ball fields, which ensures that youth and adults have ample opportunities to compete.