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Groups at Georgia State Parks
Hotel-Style Lodges: Meeting & Banquet Facilities
Our four hotel-style lodges are well-equipped for meetings and receptions for 150 to 600 people. All have restaurants, catering, meeting services and professional event coordinators who can assist with meetings, reunions, banquets, weddings and other gatherings. Lodges in northern Georgia are found at Amicalola Falls and Unicoi state parks, while lodges in southern Georgia feature golf courses and are found at George T. Bagby and Little Ocmulgee state parks. A more luxurious group accommodation is available at Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island, a plantation home set among the moss-draped oaks and salt marshes of Sapelo Island. The Island has limited access by ferry only, providing complete privacy. All meals are included. Group reservations can be made by calling the individual lodges. For more details, visit GaStateParks.org/lodges.
Meeting Rooms: Professional or Easy-Going
In addition to the conference space available at four lodges, Hard Labor Creek, Suwanee River Eco-Lodge at Stephen C. Foster, Sweetwater Creek and Panola Mountain state parks have small meeting rooms for rent.
Group Camps: Summer Camp Fun
Group camps are reminiscent of going away to summer camp and are perfect for large youth gatherings. While each is unique, they all provide a rustic environment with bunk beds, large kitchens, dining/assembly rooms, restrooms with hot showers, activity areas and, usually, swimming facilities. Linens are not provided. Group camps are found at A.H. Stephens, F.D. Roosevelt, Fort Yargo, Hard Labor Creek, Indian Springs, Kolomoki, and Laura S. Walker state parks.
Group Lodges: Your Own Private Retreat
A group lodge is one large facility with dormitory sleeping quarters for 12 to 50. They have restrooms with hot showers and a kitchen and dining area. Guests provide their own linens. Group lodges are found at Cloudland Canyon, Magnolia Springs, and General Coffee state parks.
Pioneer Camping: Roughing It
Organized groups such as Scouts can pitch tents in these private camping areas found at most state parks. All come with water spigots and pit toilets, and some have covered picnic shelters and grills. These primitive campsites will not accommodate RVs or trailers and do not provide showers.
Group Shelters: Special Event Facilities
Perfect for family reunions, parties and church picnics, enclosed group shelters have tables and chairs for 50 to 250, kitchens, restrooms, heat and air conditioning, and adjacent parking. Many have large barbecue pits. Shelters must be vacated by 9:45 p.m. Cancellations must be made at least 30 days in advance and will be assessed a fee. All vehicles in the group must display a ParkPass.
Picnic Shelters: We’ve Got You Covered
All state parks have covered picnic tables that may be reserved up to 11 months in advance. These open-air shelters include several tables assembled under a single roof and sometimes a barbecue pit or grills. Parking and restrooms are nearby. Shelters must be vacated by 9:45 p.m. All vehicles in the group must display a ParkPass.
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
This excursion train welcomes birthday parties, family reunions and other groups on its tour through southwest Georgia. The train can also be reserved for private events. Throughout the year, this nostalgic train offers special tours to Savannah, Vidalia and other towns. The main depot is located in Cordele, just west of I-75.
Suwannee River Eco-Lodge
Just 18 miles from the famous Okefenokee Swamp, this is a unique location for hunting retreats, business meetings, reunions and weddings. Surrounded by pine forests, the eco-lodge is made up of 8 cottages with a total of 12 bedrooms (sleeps up to 40). A conference room, smaller meeting room, BBQ shelter and commercial-size kitchen are also available. Guests may rent a portion or all of the facility. Operated by nearby Stephen C. Foster State Park.
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