Plan Your Visit
From intimate weddings to large family reunions, and from youth campouts to corporate retreats, Georgia’s State Parks have facilities for all kinds of gatherings. Guests will enjoy the retreat-like atmosphere and variety of activities, all surrounded by scenic beauty. We can meet all budgets too! Rustic camps and picnic shelters are affordably priced, while retreats such as Smithgall Woods and the Reynold’s Mansion are perfect for the most elegant affairs.
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
state parks, while lodges in southern Georgia feature golf courses and are found at
George T. Bagby
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
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 rustic “cabins” 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
Hard Labor Creek
Laura S. Walker
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
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.
Camping Clubs: RV Roundups
Camping clubs are welcome in state park campgrounds, and one member may make reservations for the entire group. Callers should notify the reservation center that they are with a club, and a guest list should be provided to the park upon check-in. Campsite locations cannot be guaranteed. Regular camping fees and rules apply. Since youth groups may not occupy regular campgrounds, Group Camps and Pioneer Camping areas are provided for these visitors.
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 famed Okefenokee Swamp, this is a unique location for hunting retreats, business meetings, reunions and weddings. Surrounded by pine-scented forest, 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
We know it can be tricky to find a reunion location that fits everyone's budget and style. We offer a wide variety of facilities all in one location, from small picnic shelters to large group shelters, and from rustic camp kitchens to full service catering. Stay overnight in our modern campsites, cottages with fully equipped kitchens, hotel-style lodge rooms, or dorm-style facilities.
From the mountains to the coast to places in between, we have the perfect venue for your special day. We offer affordable wedding packages in romantic settings with indoor and outdoor spaces for an intimate ceremony or large celebration. Choose from hotel-style lodges with banquet rooms and catering staff; outdoor arbors and tents; enclosed group shelters or open-air picnic shelters; and numerous other options.
The Hike Inn Eco-Lodge
Small groups with an interest in the outdoors will enjoy the
Len Foote Hike Inn
Amicalola Falls State Park.
The backcountry eco-lodge is reached only by hiking a five-mile trail through scenic forest, and all meals are included.
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