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Outdoor Enthusiasts Save Money, Get Fit with Georgia ParkPass

ATLANTA, GA., January 30, 2012 – Those who love hiking, fishing and other outdoor pursuits can save money during 2012 with an Annual Georgia ParkPass. The $50 pass covers the usual $5 parking fee at all of Georgia’s State Parks, such as Amicalola Falls, Fort Yargo and Skidaway Island. The pass can be a big savings for those who made New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise.

Georgia’s State Parks offer a wide range of outdoor activities, including swimming, hiking and biking, miniature golf and disc golf, birding, geocaching and paddling.  Park rangers lead an impressive variety of events, ranging from moonlit hikes to bike races.  With so many activities for all ages, park visitors will find it easy to burn calories while having fun.
 
The Annual ParkPass is good for one year from purchase date, and senior and military discounts are available.  Pass owners get the added benefit of knowing that they help build fishing docks and picnic shelters, renovate campgrounds and cottages, and fund dozens of other projects from the mountains to the coast.  The ParkPass program generates around $3.7 million annually for outdoor recreation improvements.
 
To purchase an Annual ParkPass, stop by any Georgia State Park office.  Park enthusiasts may prefer to join Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, which includes a free Annual ParkPass and additional benefits.  ParkPasses are not valid at Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier Islands, Jekyll Island or the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Areas because these are not operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  For a list of destinations, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org.
 
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