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Spread Out at the 5 Biggest Georgia State Parks

Georgia's State Park system covers more than 84,000 acres throughout the state, making it easy to spread out and find your private nook in nature. From the largest state park in Georgia (F.D. Roosevelt State Park, 9,049 acres in Pine Mountain) to the smallest (Moccasin Creek State Park, 32 acres on Lake Burton), recreation options never end. Start your next adventure with a trip to the five largest of the bunch.
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Surprising cabin getaways at Georgia State Parks

From a cabin tucked quietly into North Georgia mountain woods to a cottage perfectly perched to catch a coastal breeze, there’s something about a change of scenery to lift your spirits. And when you’re situated near all the activities at Georgia State Parks, you get a vacation like no other. Create your next unforgettable vacation at one of these eight surprising places to stay at Georgia State Parks.
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Stay in these cozy cabins with your pup

Georgia's Tails on Trails Club challenges hikers and their four-legged companions to explore Georgia State Parks. Members get a t-shirt and a bandana, and they can earn a certificate when they hike at 12 state parks. A digital checklist helps hikers track their adventures. There is no time limit to complete the quest, so pups can sniff out new adventures along the way!
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5 unique ways to enjoy Georgia State Parks with kids

A few years ago, our family stayed overnight at a different Georgia State Park each month and visited multiple parks in between overnight adventures. While I highly recommend such an adventure, it isn’t for everyone. Don’t let this discourage you from exploring the parks, though! Here are five fun daytrip park adventures for kiddos.
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Secret camping spots at Georgia State Parks

Camping at Georgia State Parks is a highly popular activity, but the parks still harbor secret camping and glamping spots, and unique accommodations known only to those willing to travel off (or even above) the beaten path. Here are 10 hidden gems you've got to try.
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Top 5 Must-Visit Lesser-Known Georgia State Parks

Summer in the Peach State is unlike any other with more than 60 Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites that are the perfect playground for outdoor explorers of all ages and skill levels. Known for the panoramic views, unique activities and must-see wildlife, waterfalls and hikes, Georgia's State Parks remain a year-round haven for adventure seekers.
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8 State Parks Perfect for a Weekend Fishing Trip

Many of Georgia's 45 state parks offer excellent fishing opportunities, and you can't beat the price, either! For the cost of a fishing license and a $5 parking pass, you're free to fish all day.
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10 Georgia State Parks for fall color

Rich reds, vibrant oranges and golden yellows make autumn color in Georgia beautiful. This fall, be sure to visit Georgia's top 10 state parks for leaf watching. For quieter getaways, visitors can explore parks farther south, which can offer pretty autumn color, as well.
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