There are several community parks located close to Skyview. Most of them are located near the river and are open to all guests at Skyview on a first-come-first served basis.
The pavilions are available to rent (in advance) and pavilions that are reserved MAY NOT be available for use during the rented time. Guests should call the Rec Center at (706) 276-1004 to determine availability of any community amenities.
Below is some basic information about what each park has to offer. They are all great place to have a picnic, hang out, or even try your luck at fishing (a license is required when fishing in the Coosawattee River).
Canoe Park is located directly on the river front and surrounded by private residences. It can be accessed off of Jersery Fleur at the Fife Bridge or off of Lily Lane (Turn off of Lemmon Lane in Beaver Forest, just before you get to Eagle Mountain). There are no camping sites here, but Canoe Park is a very shady and cool place to rest or have a picnic. It is also a great fishing spot (since it's the Coosawattee River, licenses are required) and it is the take out point for the Coosawattee River Tubing Company, but is also the preferred take out from 'on their own' tubers.
East Park is a very nice tent camping park. There are 30 tent sites with each having a picnic table and a fire ring. This is the 'shadiest' park inside CRRA which makes it a hit for picnic lunches on hot days.
There is a pavilion large enough for family reunions, picnic tables, swings, playground, and basketball court. The road around the park also makes a nice walking trail. It is right on the river and gives several options for fun with the kids.
FISH TRAP PARK (CLOSEST TO THE COTTAGE)
Indian Fish Trap Park is so named because of the large 'V' design made into the river by Native Americans for trapping fish. The park has a swinging suspension bridge that connects the camping area to the Riverside Pool. Fish Trap Park, our largest camping and day use area features a large play area with playground equipment and swings, horse shoes, and also features a large pavilion for all family reunions, birthdays, weddings, etc.
River Park is located in Beaver Lake and is the starting / put in point for our tubing runs while 'on their own' tubers put in here sometimes as well. It's a fun spot to watch the tubers or the geese or just relax for a moment.
It is very convenient as it is basically located just a mile within CRRA from the Main Gate off of Hwy 382.