What's New at Georgia State Parks


Every Drop Counts—Help Conserve Georgia's Precious Water

Georgia is in a significant drought, impacting water use, lake levels and environmental health. Please help us conserve water in state parks by turning off all water spigots when not in use, teaching children about the importance of water conservation, and reporting any water leaks to park management. At home, take shorter showers, run dishwashers only when full, use commercial car/boat washes, and observe current water restrictions. To minimize the risk of wildfires, use extreme caution with grills, camp stoves and smoking materials. Some parks are under campfire bans.


First Day Hikes—January 1st, 2017

Spend New Year's Day in the Great Outdoors. First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to get people outside, with more than 1,100 hikes across the nation. We'll have guided hikes for all ages and abilities—even a Polar Bear Plunge. Find a First Day Hike.


Cozy Up with Our Winter Specials

Envelope for Gift CardsBetween November 25th–December 24th, 2016, earn a $5 gift certificate for every $50 spend on gift cards. Between December 1st–January 31st, 2017, receive 50% off RV, tent or equestrian camping. Stay with us Sunday through Thursday during this time and receive 25% off yurts. Check out our full promotion details.


Planning a Holiday Party?

We have festive facilities to fit all types of gatherings and budgets. Enclosed group shelters, meeting rooms and open-air pavilions can be reserved just for your private gathering, from family meals to company picnics. Best of all, no frantic housekeeping the day before! View a list of our reservable facilities.


Celebrate Our 85th Anniversary: Hidden Gems, Geocaching & Hikes

85th AnniversaryHappy birthday to us! Come celebrate our 85th anniversary at a Georgia State Park or Historic Site near you. There will be giveaways, contests, promotions, hikes and so much more planned this year, so stay tuned and check back frequently for updates. Trivia: Did you know Georgia has two of the oldest state parks in the nation? Indian Springs and Vogel. Treasure-hunt fans have a new quest that takes them from Georgia’s mountains to marshes. Georgia Geo-Campers volunteers have created a birthday geocaching game; only 1,000 of the limited-edition coins are out there, so get caching! View upcoming anniversary events and promotions.


Hidden Gems of Georgia

Hidden GemsTo kick off our 85th Anniversary Celebration, we've asked park rangers to share their favorite secret spots. Think you’ve seen it all? Explore the undiscovered side of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. From a tour of the historic plantation ruins at Sapelo Island, to seeing the bald eagle nest at Chattahoochee Bend, you don’t want to miss these special programs planned throughout 2016. Find a Hidden Gem.


Georgia’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

SCORPA draft of Georgia's Plan for Outdoor Recreation was approved by the Georgia Board of Natural Resources on October 26, 2016.
Once approved by the U.S. Department of Interior/National Parks Service, this plan will become the statewide blueprint for maintaining and sustaining public outdoor recreation resources to meet the demands of Georgia's diverse and growing population. Georgia Outdoor Recreation Plan.


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