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Georgia’s State Parks Beckon Couples with Affordable Winter Romance Rates

Up to 30% Savings, Fewer Crowds and Natural Settings Provide
a Secluded Romantic Retreat for Valentine’s or Winter Getaways


ATLANTA, January 18, 2011 – Couples looking for a romantic escape can warm up with great savings and take advantage of smaller crowds at Georgia State Parks this winter. Through February 28, 2011, solitude-seekers can book a lodge room, cottage, campsite or yurt and save 25% on weekends (Friday and Saturday) and 30% on weeknights (Sunday through Thursday), based on availability.

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy Georgia’s State Parks as there are fewer crowds and more opportunities to view wildlife and reconnect with loved ones. Lakes, mountains and forests in pristine outdoor settings are perfect for couples interested in a cozy winter retreat. To take advantage of the savings, reservations must be made by calling 1-800-864-PARK (7275).

Below is a sampling of the diverse accommodations and rates available through February 28, 2011. For more information on Georgia State Park lodge rooms, cottages and campsites, visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org.

· Lodges Combine Hotel-Style Amenities with the Great Outdoors
Georgia State Park Lodges offer an affordable alternative for those interested in enjoying the serenity of great outdoors by day with the comfort of hotel-style amenities by night. Four lodges feature comfortable accommodations and full-service restaurants. For $89 a weekend night, couples can enjoy a romantic getaway at Unicoi State Park, located near the quaint Alpine village of Helen. For golf lovers, there are well-manicured courses at Little Ocmulgee and George T. Bagby state parks with lodges. And, what could be more romantic than a heart-healthy hike up the breathtaking falls at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge? Learn more about the state park lodges at www.GaLodges.com.

· Cottages Offer a Cozy Escape
Couples looking for a cozy escape can choose from approximately 30 state parks with cottages. For $86.25 a weekend night, travelers can enjoy a two-bedroom cottage at F.D. Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain. Georgia State Park cottages feature well-equipped kitchens, comfortable furnishings, and warm fireplaces or wood-burning stoves. In addition to the popular Georgia mountain facilities at Cloudland Canyon, Vogel, Fort Mountain and Black Rock Mountain state parks, other inviting locations include Florence Marina State Park on Lake Walter F. George, Seminole State Park on Lake Seminole, Hard Labor Creek State Park just east of Atlanta and Indian Spring State Park south of Atlanta. A full listing of cottage facilities can be found on www.GeorgiaStateParks.org.

· Campsites & Yurts Feature Ultimate Serenity
Nature lovers seeking a more traditional camping experience can take advantage of the sweet solitude during the winter months. Campsites at Skidaway Island State Park near historic Savannah, and most other state parks in Georgia, are only $18.75 on a weekend night. No RV or winter tent? Rent a yurt, which is like a wooden and canvas tent with deck, picnic table and grill. Yurts can be found at Red Top Mountain, High Falls and Fort Yargo state parks.

About Georgia State Parks
For help in planning a winter staycation, visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org. Georgia’s state parks and historic sites are operated by the Department of Natural Resources and offer pristine natural beauty from coastal marshes and midland swamps to piedmont plains and breathtaking mountains.

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