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Holiday Gift Ideas
Affordable Fun, Fitness, Golf and Getaways
ATLANTA, GA – November 19, 2013– Looking for a thoughtful holiday gift for a special person? Make an impression with a distinctive gift of the great outdoors. From an Annual ParkPass to a golfing vacation or a “Friends” membership, Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites is an uncommon resource. Imagine giving your true love 52 nature trails, 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, five historic homes, three forts, two plantations, one swamp and a train ride.

Annual ParkPass
Perfect for frequent park visitors, the Annual ParkPass provides unlimited access to all 48 State Parks with no $5 parking fee.  For $50, or $25 for seniors 62 and older, recipients can return again and again to miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, kayaking and canoeing waterways, lakeside beaches and breathtaking vistas. To purchase, call 770-389-7401 or email CustomerService@GeorgiaStateParks.org.
 
Annual Golf GreensPass & Golf Club Membership
Natural scenery, diverse layouts and quality courses make Georgia’s State Park golf offerings sought-after gifts. Links lovers will appreciate any of three ideas, from splurge to stocking stuffer. A GreensPass provides unlimited rounds at eight golf courses for an entire year. Pricing ranges from $150 for children to $1,000 for families; benefits vary by course. www.georgiagolf.com/GreensPass
Golf Getaway packages start at $58 per person, depending upon location and season, and include greens fees, cart and accommodations in hotel-style lodges or cottages. A $20 Golf Club Membership Card provides savings and benefits at eight championship golf courses across the state.  Offers vary by course, but include discounts on greens fees, cart rentals, merchandise and food.  All can be purchased at the golf courses, or for more information, visit www.GeorgiaGolf.com.
 
Membership to Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
A “Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” membership is also a gift that helps protect Georgia’s natural and historic resources. Membership levels begin at $50 for an individual and $75 per family and include the benefits of a free Annual ParkPass, a free night of camping or round of golf, and many additional perks. Visit www.FriendsofGaStateparks.org  or call 1-888-948-2092.
 
Books, Hiking Sticks, Stuffed Animals and More
Many of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites have gift shops filled with inexpensive presents for all ages, including nature books for children and travel guides for adults. Hiking and camping supplies, t-shirts and hats, toys and stuffed animals, themed décor and numerous other items will make outdoor lovers know that thought went into the gift. History lovers will appreciate books and items from Etowah Indian Mounds, Fort King George, Roosevelt’s Little White House and other historic sites.  To find a nearby gift shop, visit www.GaStateParks.org.
 
For help in planning a holiday staycation or to learn about lodging packages, visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org  or call 1-800-864-PARK (7275).  Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites are operated by the Department of Natural Resources.
 
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