Grassy Pond offers service members outdoor activities

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  • By Airman Alexis Grotz
  • 23d Wing Public Affairs
Located just 30 minutes south of Moody lays a secret oasis for Military members, retirees, DOD civilians and their families, where fishing, hiking, camping and much more takes place.

Grassy Pond is a military-specific facility that offers many activities for service members, retirees and their families.

"We [Grassy Pond] are open seven days a week," said Charles Lewis, Grassy Pond manager. "During the weekends, the cabins and cottages are normally full, but just because they are full doesn't mean you can't come down for the day. This park is considered a military day park, meaning you can come out for the day, bring a picnic, go fish or walk the 3-mile nature trail and be on your way."

There are activities for all members of the family to enjoy: volleyball, basketball, playgrounds, picnic shelters and a wading pool are just a few of the available activities.

"My family comes to Grassy Pond about twice a year," said Jerald Stroud, weekend guest at Grassy Pond. "We enjoy spending time relaxing, fishing and being on the water."

The facility is undergoing many renovations to better serve the guest. A few of the renovations include a new kitchen, a newly remodeled community center and stone fire pits. In the future, there will also be a new playground installed, which was inspired by the Wounded Warrior Project.

"Recently we added a kitchen to the facility," said Lewis. "The idea is to soon start holding a Sunday brunch once a month and to have the kitchen open for catering if guests choose to let us cater their food."

Grassy Pond hosts a few special events throughout the year. Currently they are working to get a fishing rodeo in the future.

"Fishing is a big deal here," said Lewis. "There are a variety of boats which can be rented out. Guests that wish to go fishing must have a Georgia fishing license, as well as a Moody fishing permit."

There are seventeen picnic areas and four screened in pavilions where families or squadrons can hold a get together.

"Once a year, squadrons can rent out a pavilion, and it's free to them for one day," said Lewis.

Lewis encourages Airmen in the dorms to grab a group of friends and come out for a night. With fifteen three-bedroom trailer cabins and four two-bedroom cottages, he says Airmen can split the cost and have a relaxing weekend away.

For more information on Grassy Pond, please call 229-559-5840 or visit