State Outdoor Recreation Plan Presented by DNR

Deadline for public comments is November 22

Status: Archived  
ATLANTA, October 22, 2013 – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has presented a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) and is inviting Georgians to comment. A public meeting will be held Wednesday, October 30, and written comments may be submitted through November 22. The plan may be viewed at

SCORP enables Georgia to receive federal dollars from the Land and Water Conservation Fund that supports state, county and city outdoor recreation projects in three categories: land acquisition, development and rehabilitation. These grants are administered by the DNR.

Georgia’s natural environment offers varied outdoor recreation opportunities for both residents and visitors to enjoy. They enhance quality of life, protect the environment and help make tourism a top industry in Georgia. However, the state’s steady growth presents a challenge to state and local governments and other organizations working to meet the ever-increasing demand for outdoor recreational opportunities. SCORP helps these agencies identify and meet those demands.

Comments may be made four ways:
1) online at from October 22 to November 22, 2013;
2) in person at the public hearing on October 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Department of Natural Resources Board Room, 2 MLK, Jr. Drive, Suite 1252, Atlanta, 30334;
3) in writing, by mailing it to Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, Attn. SCORP, 2600 Hwy 155, SW, Suite C, Stockbridge, GA 30281; or
4) by phone, by calling 404-656-2770 ext 6.

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Update: The 2014-2016 SCORP document is now complete.