SWEET DEALS FOR YOU & YOUR SWEETHEART
Embrace the love of nature with the ones you care about most. This
, snuggle up by the fire in a
, join one of our Valentine’s-themed events, or tuck a gift card into a bouquet of flowers. Did you get engaged or married in a Georgia State Park? We’d love to see your photos on
to share. Check our
for a spontaneous trip, or browse our
to make the most out of your weekend.
GEORGIA STATE PARKS & HISTORIC SITES 85TH ANNIVERSARY
Happy birthday to us! Come celebrate our 85th anniversary at a Georgia State Park or Historic Site
. There will be giveaways, contests, promotions, hikes and so much more planned this year, so stay tuned and check back frequently for updates.
Trivia: Did you know Georgia has two of the oldest state parks in the nation? Indian Springs and Vogel.
HIDDEN GEMS OF GEORGIA
To kick off our 85th Anniversary Celebration, we've asked park rangers to share their favorite secret spots. Think you’ve seen it all? Explore the undiscovered side of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. From a tour of the historic plantation ruins at
, to seeing the bald eagle nest at
, you don’t want to miss these special programs planned throughout 2016.
Find a Hidden Gem.
SPORTSMAN'S CABINS NOW OPEN NEAR WAYCROSS
Six new Sportsman’s Cabins are now available for reservations
Laura S. Walker State Park
in Waycross. Book now to
or visit the nearby Okefenokee Swamp. Call 1-800-864-7275 or
reserve Sportsman's Cabins online
Save money this autumn with new deals on
is perfect for those who want to travel where it's warmer and book extended stays. Our
page is updated often with great deals.
THE GEORGIA OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN
This recreation plan is a statewide blueprint for maintaining and sustaining public outdoor recreation
resources to meet the demands of Georgia's
diverse and growing population.
Georgia Outdoor Recreation Plan.
Buy an Annual Park Pass
Purchase your annual ParkPass online or at any State Park.
- Discover the joys of sleeping under the stars with our
First-Time Camper Program
- Become a member of our
Watch DNR Videos
- You can choose from Wildlife/Nature, History, Conservation, State Parks/Historic Sites, Fishing/Hunting categories.
Join Our Heart-Pumping Clubs:
Hikers, bikers, paddlers, geocachers and RVers have their own clubs or challenges that will take them all across our beautiful state. Tired of treadmills? Lace up your sneakers and come play in the great outdoors! Experience Canyon Climbers Club, Muddy Spokes Club, Park Paddlers Club, Geocaching Challenges and RV Club today!
Stay with us and wake to lakes, forests and waterfalls right outside your door. Hotel-style
have restaurants, lofts and suites.
have fully equipped kitchens and porches. Sleep under the stars in our
with hot showers, or try luxury camping and reserve a
. Weekends fill up quickly so
make your reservation today!
Interpretive & Recreation Plans (IRP)
Staff Members only
Groups at Georgia State Parks
Activities at Georgia State Parks
About Our Division
From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Colonial Coast, Georgia State Parks offer an exceptional variety of resources: Mountains, Canyons, Forests, Fields, Marshes, Waterfalls, Lakes, Swamps & Rivers, Battlefields, Historic Homes & Native American Sites. Come once, come often!
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Staff Tools and Resources
History of the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Division
The Georgia State Parks System began in 1931, with the reorganization of the State Board of Forestry. The reorganization act created a Commission to administer the Department of Forestry and Geological Development.
Accommodations at Georgia State Parks
Georgia’s state parks have accommodations for all preferences and budgets. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose from numerous campsites, while others may prefer cozy cottages or hotel-style lodge rooms.
Links and Resources
Plan Your Visit
Guide to State Parks & Historic Sites
Looking for a scenic getaway close to home? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has published a free guide to state parks and historic sites that showcases Georgia’s beautiful landscape and interesting history. The 72-page magazine includes color photographs and descriptions of all 63 sites, a calendar of events, and prices for cottage rental, camping, picnic shelters and more.
Discover a New Getaway Today!
Georgia is known for having one of the best state park systems in the nation, protecting more than 77,500 acres of natural beauty.
Endangered Species Projects
Outdoor Learning and Interpretive Programs
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is host to around 17 million visitors a year. Many of our visitors are interested in attending a guided trail hike, wildlife demonstration or interpretive tour. Every day bus loads of school, church and scout groups visit and request an interpretive program, hike or lecture.
Building & Grounds Projects
If you're handy with power tools and have construction skills, we need your help with light construction projects. Volunteers offer important service in maintaining the park and historic site grounds. If you are interested in spending a few hours mowing or working the flower beds this maybe the area for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Snowbird Special -- up to 50% off camping
"Golf and Cabin Deal" at Hard Labor Creek (Rutledge)
"Camping and Cottage Deal" at James H. Floyd (Summerville)
"Yurt Special" at Sweetwater Creek (Lithia Springs)
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