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Whether you’re into birding or bridge, geocaching or photography, we have a place for your next club outing. Rent a cluster of cottages, lodge rooms, yurts or camping sites—or even our private group camps and group lodges. Have your meals in the lodge restaurants, or bring your own food to our enclosed group shelters or open-air picnic shelters. Many state parks have wonderful restaurants in nearby towns as well. Our park staff can sometimes plan private activities to complement your group's theme.

We welcome:
     Blogger WorkshopsCrafts
     Book Clubs
     Bridge Clubs
     Conservation Groups
     Girlfriend Getaways
     Hiking Clubs
     Photography Associations
     Role-Playing Clubs
     Sporting Teams
     Trail Runners

Lodges at Georgia State Parks


Lodges Four hotel-style lodges offer meeting planners, catering staff, restaurants and versatile meeting space that can hold 10 to 500 attendees. Guests can stay overnight in hotel-style rooms, cabins or campsites.

Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island


Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo This historic plantation home is set among the moss-draped oaks and salt marshes of Sapelo Island. It can accommodate 29 guests with 13 bedrooms and 11 baths, all brimming with turn-of-the century ambiance, architecture and art. The island has limited access by ferry only, providing complete privacy. All meals are included.

Suwannee River Eco-Lodge at Stephen C. Foster


Suwannee River Eco-Lodge Just 18 miles from the famed Okefenokee Swamp, this secluded lodge is made up of eight cottages with 12 bedrooms (max 40 guests). A conference room, smaller meeting room, BBQ shelter and commercial kitchen are included. Additional accommodations and activities can be found 18 miles away at Stephen C. Foster State Park.

Smithgall Woods State Park


Smithgall Woods — This mountain retreat offers 17 bedrooms in six beautifully decorated cottages. Some have porches along a trophy-trout stream, while others have private hot tubs. Business groups can meet in the main house’s great room with fireplace or on the large stream-side deck.

Group Camps at Georgia State Parks


Group Camps — These budget-friendly accommodations provide rustic 'cabins' with bunk beds, large kitchens, dining/assembly rooms, restrooms with hot showers, activity areas and, in some cases, swimming facilities. Group camps are found at A.H. Stephens, F. D. Roosevelt, Hard Labor Creek, Indian Springs, Kolomoki Mounds, Laura S. Walker, and Magnolia Springs state parks.

Pioneer Camps at Georgia State Parks


Pioneer Camps Tent campers set up in these large, private areas found at most state parks. All come with pit toilets, most have water spigots, and some have covered picnic shelters and grills. These primitive campsites will not accommodate RVs or trailers and usually do not provide showers.

Group Lodges at Georgia State Parks


Group Lodges Found only at Cloudland Canyon, General Coffee and Magnolia Springs state parks, a group lodge is one large facility with dormitory sleeping quarters for 12 to 50, restrooms with hot showers, and a kitchen and dining area. Guests provide their own linens.

Groups Shelters at Georgia State Parks


Group Shelters Budget-friendly group shelters have tables and chairs for 50 to 250, kitchens, restrooms, heat and air conditioning, and adjacent parking. Many have large barbecue pits.

Picnic Shelters at Georgia State Parks


Picnic Shelters Open-air shelters include several picnic tables assembled under a single roof. Many also have a barbecue pit or large grill. Parking and restrooms are nearby.

Meeting Rooms at Georgia State Parks


Meeting Rooms Sweetwater Creek and Panola Mountain state parks have gathering rooms for rent. Both are in the metro-Atlanta area, with Sweetwater Creek to the west off I-20 and Panola Mountain to the southeast, in Stockbridge.

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