C - The Lounger

You are the type of traveler who knows that after a long drive, there’s nothing better than kicking your feet up by the lake with a cold drink in hand. A vacation is supposed to be relaxing, right? These parks are known for their great facilities and laid-back atmosphere. Mistletoe State Park’s campground sits on a peninsula, so there are plenty of great waterfront sites to choose from. If you’re more into lodge accommodations, Georgia Veterans State Park has a dining room and bar for an evening overlooking beautiful Lake Blackshear. Slow down at some of the parks below.

Smithgall Woods State Park

  • Elegant mountain cottages
  • Catch-and-release trout fishing
  • Dukes Creek and waterfalls
  • Creekside picnicking

Florence Marina State Park

  • 45,000-acre Lake Walter F. George
  • Cottages and campsites
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Birding

Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island

  • Historic mansion for small group stays
  • Beach and lighthouse
  • Small barrier island with abundant birding
  • Unique destination along Georgia's famed Colonial Coast

Moccasin Creek State Park

  • Lounge by the shores of Lake Burton
  • Kayak, canoe and paddleboard
  • Explore local waterfalls

Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge

  • Longleaf pine forest and sandhills
  • Lodge and lakeside cabins
  • Swimming pool, splash pad and lake beach
  • Lakeside picnic areas
  • Golf

Mistletoe State Park

  • Lounge on a sandy beach
  • Fisherman’s cabin with a private dock
  • Birding
  • Nature trails
  • Campground with spectacular sunset and sunrise views

Don Carter State Park

  • Cool down and spend the day lounging on a large, sand swimming beach
  • Leisurely explore the hardwood forest
  • Renovated cabins for overnight getaways
  • Boating
  • Swimming

Georgia Veteran’s State Park

  • Lake Blackshear Resort
  • Dining
  • Boating
  • Golf

Tugaloo State Park

  • Glamping yurts
  • Cottages with a lake view
  • Sandy swimming beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating

George T. Bagby State Park

  • Sandy swimming beach
  • Fishing on Lake Walter F. George
  • Cottages
  • Restaurant
  • Golf

Dames Ferry State Park Campground

  • Boating and fishing on Lake Juliette
  • Lakeside camping
  • Picnic shelters

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