LEAF WATCH 2015
We're looking forward to a beautiful autumn. Typically, fall color
peaks in late October through early November.
Forests are still
predominantly green, with a few spots of color in the understory. Bright wildflowers such as jewel weed, cardinal flower and ironweed dot the landscape. Check
often for the updates, events and more.
"GLAMPING" YURTS OPEN NOW AT SWEETWATER CREEK
Reservations are now open to book a few nights in
brand new Yurt Village. It's the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors as the weather begins to cools off. 10 yurts and 5 campsites are waiting to be the getaway you need.
are like a cross between a cabin and a tent, with comfortable furniture inside and a cozy fire ring outside.
FIRST-TIME CAMPER PROGRAM
Long-time campers know the fun of making s’mores over the fire, but for those who have never slept in a tent before, spending the night outdoors can be an unfamiliar adventure. Through our
First-Time Camper Program
, curious guests can see if they enjoy sleeping under the stars before investing in their own gear. This year, the program expands to include 13 Georgia State Parks.
Great Gift Idea --
Redeem for Golf, Cottage Rental and More.
Give the gift of nature and memories with a Georgia State Parks Gift Card. Spend quality time
with family. Cards can even be used at our 18-hole
or stop by park offices to
buy a Georgia State Parks Gift Card
BUY AN ANNUAL PARKPASS - ONLINE!
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
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- You can choose from Wildlife/Nature, History, Conservation, State Parks/Historic Sites, Fishing/Hunting categories.
JOIN OUR HEART-PUMPIN' CLUBS:
Hiking, Paddling, Biking, Geocaching, RV Camping
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!
Canyon Climbers Club, Muddy Spokes Club, Park Paddlers Club, Geocaching Challenges and RV Club today!
GO FOR A STAY. ~ CABINS ~ YURTS ~ CAMPSITES ~ LODGE ROOMS ~
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!
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!
Georgia State Parks Lodge Parks
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
"Hike Inn Deal" at AMICALOLA
"Campsite Deal" at KOLOMOKI MOUNDS
"Cottage & Chartered Fishing Deal" at FT MCALLISTER
"Cabin, Boating & Shelter Deal" at GEORGE L. SMITH
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