What's New at Georgia State Parks

We have new accommodations, activities and group facilities across Georgia. Learn about the cottages at Gordonia-Alatamaha, horse stables at A.H. Stephens, group shelter at Crooked River and more ways to enjoy the parks.

WILDFIRE NOTICE: Stephen C. Foster State Park is closed due to the nearby West Mims wildfire. Guests with reservations will be notified.

WATER NOTICE: Richard B. Russell State ParkArrowhead Pointe Golf Course are open, however, the water is not safe to drink.

Standing Boy Creek State ParkPreliminary Master Plan (no roadways), Preliminary Master Plan (with roadways) and Public Meeting Presentation. Have a comment? Write the Director.

Public Comments Wanted: Dock Extension Policy and Procedure & Gun Carry Policy and Procedure


National Kids to Parks Day is Saturday, May 20

Kids to Parks Day LogoJoin families across the nation in “National Kids to Parks Day,” Saturday, May 20. Sponsored by the National Park Trust, the celebration encourages children to explore public lands. Choose from paddle trips, archery classes, ranger-led hikes, a reptile program and more. You can even stay overnight in our campgrounds, cabins and yurts. 


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.Soak It In Logo

Join us in celebrating the ways we play in—and depend on—water. From guided paddle trips to stream ecology classes, we’ll get you outside enjoying Georgia’s lakes, rivers and marshes. Throughout 2017, look for events tagged with a water drop.


Join Our Heart-Pumpin’ Activity Clubs

Tallulah Gorge Overlook

Go at your own pace as you take on challenges such as our Canyon Climbers Club, Park Paddlers Club and Muddy Spokes Club. Even your four-legged friend can join in the fun with our Tails on Trails Club for dogs. Once you accomplish each goal, you’ll earn a bragging-rights t-shirt and even a matching bandana for Bailey. Take a look at all our clubs and see which ones are best for you.



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2017 Online Travel Guide

Travel Guide
  • Helen, GA
  • Blue Ridge Mountains