The Clay County Courthouse, located in Fort Gaines, was completed in 1873. The building, which is still in use today, features a mixture of architectural styles, including Italian Renaissance revival, neoclassical revival, and Beaux-Arts classicism.
Bass fishing is a popular sport at Lake George, which was created in 1963.
Frontier Village in Fort Gaines is an unusual collection of log structures moved from locations throughout the county. It is located on the bluff 130 feet above the Chattahoochee. The entire city is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Other recreational facilities include the Meadowlinks 18-Hole Championship Golf Course.