King’s Pond is located on Fort Benning in Georgia, just outside of Columbus and on the Georgia/Alabama state line, separated by the Chattahoochee River.
King’s Pond is located near Harmony Church, and is the only area on Fort Benning where primitive camping is permitted free of charge. Reservations are not required, except when MWR events are scheduled. You’ll find charcoal grills, fire pits, a playground, restrooms, primitive camping sites, 3 fishing piers and a boat launch onsite.
The pond is a perfect fishing spot, with plenty of bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie and sunfish to catch. No combustion-type motors are permitted, except to unload and trailer your boat. Campers can watch for bald eagles, great blue herons, red-cockaded woodpeckers, cormorants, gators, turtles, geese, and more. This park is the site of one of the most popular activities — the King’s Pond Campout — scheduled regularly during warm weather. The events often include music, games, boating and stories around the campfire. There is a pavilion with picnic seating for up to 32 people.
On base and in the area, you’ll find the Follow Me Fitness Trail, which is a 2-mile loop that weaves through a large wooded area on Main Post, as well as several trails for bicycles and pedestrians. Fort Benning also has two paintball fields, disc golf, and a full 18-hole golf course.
Some local insights include the National Infantry Museum, the Columbus Museum, the National Civil War Naval Museum, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, the Columbus Botanical Garden, and much more.
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