Group Gathering at Georgia State Parks
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Groups at Georgia State Parks
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
In addition to the conference space available at four lodges,
Hard Labor Creek
Suwanee River Eco-Lodge at Stephen C. Foster
state parks have small meeting rooms for rent.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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