Parks press releases archived

Archived Press Releases

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00

Georgia’s State Parks Celebrate New Year's Day with “First Day Hikes”

National initiative encourages Americans to get out in nature

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:00

Healthy Snacks Now Available at all State Parks.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 09:00

September 30 event sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 09:00

Travel tips for leaf peepers.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 09:00

Brighter days are ahead for the Len Foote Hike Inn, an environmentally sustainable wilderness lodge in the North Georgia mountains, thanks to a newly installed 53.72 kW solar photovoltaic array.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 09:00

Georgia’s State Parks are gearing up for the biggest stellar show that most of us will ever see.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:00

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials have named Matt Bruner as the new Region 3 manager for its Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 09:00

There is no shortage of natural beauty in Georgia’s great outdoors.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:00

Lauren Lambert is the new site manager of Kolomoki Mounds State Park in Blakely.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:00

One of the Southeast’s most beautiful outdoor destinations, Cloudland Canyon State Park, is under new leadership.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:00

One of Douglas County’s most beloved historic structures is getting a facelift this summer.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 09:00

Does Dad love the great outdoors?

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 09:00

With bright, sunny summer days, staying inside seems shameful.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:00

Recent rain and high humidity in the Okefenokee Swamp will allow officials to re-open Stephen C. Foster State Park near Fargo tomorrow.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 09:00

Fun, affordable and educational youth programs can be a challenge to come by, but not with the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites’ Junior Ranger program.

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:00

Newly released economic impact figures from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources show that Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites contributed more than $1 billion to the state’s economy last year.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 09:00

With summer upon us, local agencies are reminding Georgians of the importance of water safety.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:00

Warm weather in the South means outdoor lovers want to seek out ways to stay cool in the water, but Georgia’s drought has impacted water use, lake levels and environmental health.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:00

Repairs to Panola Mountain State Park’s dams will begin June 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 09:00

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has scheduled a public meeting to discuss creating all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails at Bush Head Shoals in Franklin.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 09:00

Outdoorsy families will find plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Georgia’s State Parks.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 09:00

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 09:00

Officials from Indian Springs State Park are looking forward to improvements coming within the next year, and they are thanking visitors for their patience while work progresses.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 09:00

On your mark, get set, go! — to Georgia State Parks for challenging and scenic race courses.

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 09:00

This Spring Break, break away from the “wild life” of crowded attractions and destinations and migrate toward the wildlife at a Georgia State Parks.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:00

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on the master plan for Standing Boy Creek State Park in Muscogee County.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 09:00

Longer days, warmer weather and colorful blooms are sure signs of Spring’s arrival.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:00

Paddle through 24 miles of waterways, walk seven dog-friendly trails, mountain bike on more than 68 miles of terrain, hike and climb thousands of feet in elevation and search for treasure in more than 30 state parks.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 09:00

As President’s Day approaches on February 20, those looking to honor those who’ve led our great nation are encouraged to look towards Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:00

To celebrate Georgia’s diverse and fascinating history, the State Parks and Historic Sites Division of the Department of Natural Resources is offering free admission at many locations on Sunday, February 5.

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:00

This February, Georgia’s State Parks have planned a full calendar of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:00

With spring just around the corner, many Georgians are beginning to think ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:00

A new year means new changes, updates and additions to elevate visitors’ experiences at Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 09:00

Across the nation, thousands of Americans started 2017 off on the “right foot” by attending a First Day Hike in America’s State Parks.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 09:00

Indian Springs State Park near Jackson broke ground today on a new conference facility within the park.