Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Embrace the love of nature with the ones you care about most. This Valentine’s weekend, snuggle up by the fire in a cabin, 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 Facebook and Instagram. Use #GaStateParks to share. Check our last-minute availability for a spontaneous trip, or browse our specials to make the most out of your weekend.
85th AnniversaryHappy birthday to us! Come celebrate our 85th anniversary at a Georgia State Park or Historic Site near you. 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.
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 Sapelo Island, to seeing the bald eagle nest at Chattahoochee Bend, you don’t want to miss these special programs planned throughout 2016. Find a Hidden Gem.
Six new Sportsman’s Cabins are now available for reservations beginning February 1 at Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross. Book now to staygolffishswimhikebikepaddle 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 golf and lodging. Our Snowbird Special is perfect for those who want to travel where it's warmer and book extended stays. Our specials page is updated often with great deals.
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.
Special Feature
   Buy an Annual Park Pass
Purchase your annual ParkPass online or at any State Park.
And more!
- Discover the joys of sleeping under the stars with our First-Time Camper Program
- Become a member of our RV Club and save!
- Watch DNR Videos - You can choose from Wildlife/Nature, History, Conservation, State Parks/Historic Sites, Fishing/Hunting categories.
  Join Our Heart-Pumping 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! 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 lodges have restaurants, lofts and suites. Cabins have fully equipped kitchens and porches. Sleep under the stars in our campgrounds with hot showers, or try luxury camping and reserve a yurt. Weekends fill up quickly so make your reservation today!

Reservation Promotions
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!
Staff Tools and Resources
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.
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.
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.
Georgia is known for having one of the best state park systems in the nation, protecting more than 77,500 acres of natural beauty.
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.
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.

 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)
More Specials
2016 Brochure

Free Mobile App! eNews GeorgiaAmerica's State Parks