Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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 Leaf Watch often for the updates, events and more.
Reservations are now open to book a few nights in Sweetwater Creek's 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. Yurts are like a cross between a cabin and a tent, with comfortable furniture inside and a cozy fire ring outside.
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 camping or hiking with family. Cards can even be used at our 18-hole golf courses. Call 1-800-434-0982 or stop by park offices to buy a Georgia State Parks Gift Card.
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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.
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!

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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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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.

fall leaf Money-Saving SPECIALS "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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