Join the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites and get an Annual ParkPass for free!
A ParkPass is required for all vehicles in Georgia’s state parks, and proceeds are vital to the maintenance of state parks and historic sites. ParkPass revenue has helped fund campground renovations, group shelter construction, dock replacements and much more. Upon arrival, visitors pay a $5 daily parking fee or purchase a $50 Annual ParkPass to hang from their rearview mirror. The daily ParkPass is valid at all state parks visited the same day, and overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay. Since the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Areas, Corps of Engineers lakes, Stone Mountain, Jekyll Island and Lake Lanier Islands are not state parks, they are not covered by this pass.
A few exceptions are made for ParkPasses. Organized school groups are always exempt. Diners in lodge restaurants and attendees of day-long lodge meetings are also exempt. Golfer parking is included in greens fees. Large vans carrying 13 to 30 passengers pay $30 per day or may purchase an Annual ParkPass for $75. Buses or motorcoaches with a capacity of more than 30 riders pay $70 per day or may purchase an Annual ParkPass for $250.
Discounts for Seniors 62 and Older
Annual ParkPass for senior citizens who present a copy of their drivers license are $25 . Senior disabled veterans can purchase a annual ParkPass for $18.75. Seniors also receive 20% off:
o Cottage rates (Sunday–Thursday, December 1–March 31).
Not valid with any other promotions or discounts. Limited to one cottage per stay.
o Campsite rates (year-round). Not valid for group camping.
Discount applies only when vehicle is registered to a senior. Limited to one campsite per senior.
o Individual lodge room rates (year-round).
Discounts for Disabled Veterans
Disabled veterans who are Georgia residents and present a Certificate of Eligibility from their Veterans Benefits Coordinator are entitled to a 25% discount on Annual ParkPasses, lodge rooms, campsites, cottages, mini-golf, golf fees, swimming pools and historic site admission.
All Georgia state parks and historic sites are open year-round;
however, some activities such as boat rental and mini-golf may close during winter. Exact hours are listed with each park or historic site description. Most state parks are open 7 a.m.–10 p.m. daily, and offices are typically open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Most state historic sites are open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday; 2–5:30 p.m. Sunday, and are closed Monday (except legal holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Maps of campgrounds, trails and walking tours are available at park offices and historic site visitor centers. Directional maps to each site may be found on each park's page within this website. When driving to a site, follow the brown directional signs along most highways.
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