What's New at Georgia State Parks


September 24 is Your State Parks Day

Join volunteers all across Georgia for a variety of projects—and enjoy free parking and admission. You can help with projects such as rail fencing at Chief Vann House and invasive plant removal at Skidaway Island. The statewide celebration of National Public Lands Day is sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the state’s natural and historical treasures. View a list of all Your State Parks Day events.


Site-Specific Camping Now Available at Select Parks

Campsite at Reed BinghamHey there, campers! You're now able to request your favorite campsite number and be sure it’s still available when you arrive at 4 different parks. The entire campgrounds at James H. Floyd (Summerville), Amicalola Falls (Dawsonville) and Richard B. Russell (Elberton) are site-specific, while select sections of Reed Bingham (Adel) and Laura S. Walker (Waycross) are site-specific. Make your reservation now


Tails on Trails Dog-Walking Club

Tails on Trails Club LogoWoof! You're invited to join Georgia State Parks' newest club, Tails on Trails. Explore 7 unique parks with your favorite pup and earn a t-shirt and bandana for your hard-earned tail-wagging fun! Tag your photos #tailsontrails and #gastateparksLearn more about the Tails on Trails Club.


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.


The Georgia Outdoor Recreation Plan

SCORPA draft of Georgia's Plan for Outdoor Recreation was released on 8/31/16.
This recreation plan is a 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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