FIRST-DAY HIKES on New Year's Day
Those wishing to increase their metabolism and decrease their waistline are invited to start 2015 with a healthy walk in the woods. Dozens of parks have planned ranger-led hikes as part of the national
movement sponsored by America’s State Parks. Find a
First-Day Hike near you
on our calendar. Want to celebrate New Year's Eve in the parks? A few sites still have
cabins, yurts and campsites available
for the holiday.
SNOWBIRDS CAMPING DEAL
Save 50% when you stay 30 days or longer
Campers, make plans now to save big this winter. Several parks in southern Georgia are offering
on long-term stays of 30 days or more. For most parks, the offer is good November 2014 through February 2015. Tell your Northern friends to come enjoy our Southern weather and hospitality – for around $15 per night.
STOCKING STUFFER IDEA -- GIFT CARDS
We have the perfect gift for your favorite outdoor enthusiast.
We make holiday shopping easy with our new gift cards that can be used for campsites, cabins, yurts, retail shops, picnic shelters, historic sites, boat rentals, golf and numerous other outdoor activities. Call
or stop by park offices.
Buy a Georgia State Parks gift card.
TEE IT UP FOR $20.15
Welcome the Holidays with Golf Deals
This holiday season, come play at our spectacular golf courses. Join us on Christmas Eve Day and New Year's Day with these holiday
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You can choose from Wildlife/Nature, History, Conservation, State Parks/Historic Sites, Fishing/Hunting categories.
- Discover the joys of sleeping under the stars with our
First-Time Camper Program
- Become a member of our
EARN A LIMITED EDITION CIVIL WAR BADGE!
- Find out more about the American Civil War's 150th Anniversary at
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!
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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
Tee it up for $20.15!
"SNOWBIRD CAMPING DISCOUNT"
PGA Tour Championship Golf Discount
"Hike Inn Deal" at AMICALOLA
"Cottage Christmas Special" at MISTLETOE
"Camping and Cottage Winter Special" at SEMINOLE
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