Reservation Policies

No cleaning fees

Reservations can be made up to 13 months in advance.


Cancellation Policies

Campsites, Pioneer Camps, Horse Stalls & Yurts

Reservations can be changed one time without penalty. Any additional changes will incur a $10 transfer fee. Cancellations made at least 3 days prior to arrival will incur a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations made 3 or less days prior to arrival results in a loss of deposit. All fees incurred are per reservation. (Note: Visitors who have paid more than the minimum required will be refunded all but the required minimum deposit amount.)

Cottages

Reservations can be changed one time without penalty. Any additional changes will incur a $10 transfer fee. Cancellations made at least 7 days prior to the arrival date will incur a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations made 7 or less days prior to the arrival date results in a loss of deposit. All fees incurred are per reservation. (Note: Visitors who have paid more than the minimum required will be refunded all but the required minimum deposit amount.)

Picnic Shelters/Group Shelters/Group Lodges

Reservations can be changed one time without penalty. Any additional changes will incur a $10 transfer fee. Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the arrival date will incur a $10 cancellation fee. Any changes or cancellations made 30 days or less prior to the arrival date results in a loss of deposit. All fees incurred are per reservation.

Group Camps

Group camps may be reserved up to 2 years in advance. Cancellations made more than 180 days prior to arrival result in a $50 cancellation fee. Any cancellations made within 180 days of arrival result in a loss of deposit. Reservations can be changed one time without penalty, provided a 3-month notice is given. Additional changes made more than 3 months in advance will incur a $10 transfer fee. All fees incurred are per reservation.


Campsites

Reservations

Reservations can be made up to 13 months in advance, online or by calling 1-800-864-7275. Campsite reservations are for a “type of site,” not for a specific campsite number except at parks that offer site-specific camping. You may select the available site of your choice (of the type you reserved) after check-in. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a campsite.

Occupancy

To protect park resources, campsite occupancy is limited to one of the following combinations:

  • One motor home, two additional automobiles, and one tent
  • One automobile with pop-up trailer/travel trailer, one additional automobile, and one tent
  • One pickup truck with mounted camping rig, two additional automobiles, and one tent
  • Two tents and two automobiles
  • One boat trailer is also allowed at each site provided that the site is large enough

Campsites have a six-person occupancy limit, and tents must fit on designated tent pads. Tents erected off designated tent pads are subject to removal. Camping between designated sites is prohibited. When camping areas are filled to stated capacity, no other campers will be allowed. Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days at any one park. Visitors using a campsite for 14 nights must vacate the park for at least three nights before returning.

Check-In

Check-in is between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. and check-out is before 1 p.m. Campers must register and present a reservation confirmation before setting up. Both the reservation and deposit fee are forfeited if the camper does not check in by 10 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date. Most park gates are locked at 10 p.m. Tents and other personal property left overnight in an unoccupied campsite are subject to removal and fees will be forfeited. “Saving” sites for late-arriving guests is allowed only for reservations made in advance, but cannot be monitored by park staff.


Cottages

Minimum Stay

Most parks require a two-night minimum with advance reservations; however, some may accept walk-ins for one night. Shorter stays are allowed for reservations made less than 30 days in advance. A three-night minimum is required for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving weekends. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a cottage.

Occupancy

Visitors occupying a cottage for 14 nights must vacate the park for at least three nights before returning. Cottages may not be used to accommodate more than their stated capacities.

Check-In

Check-in is between 4 and 10 p.m., and check-out is 11 a.m. A reservation confirmation must be presented at check-in. Guests must pay the full balance of their reservation upon check-in. Both the reservation and deposit are forfeited if the guest does not check in by 10 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date. Most park gates are locked at 10 p.m. A late fee will be charged after 11 a.m. unless a check-out extension is permitted by the Park Office.


Group Shelters, Picnic Shelters & Group Lodges

Check-in time is 10:00 a.m. and check–out time is 9:45 p.m. Guests may pick up group shelter keys at the park office. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a shelter.

Security Deposit

Parks may require a security deposit at check-in. The deposit will be refunded if facilities are returned as they were received.


Pioneer Camps

Check-in time is 1:00 p.m. and check-out time is 1:00 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a pioneer campsite.


Yurts

Minimum Stay

A two-night minimum is required for weekend reservations, and a three-night minimum is required for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day weekends. Walk-ins may occupy a site for just one night. You must be at least 18 years of age to reserve a yurt.

Occupancy

Yurts are a six-person occupancy limit (yurts at High Falls have a five-person limit). Visitors occupying a yurt for 14 nights must vacate the park for at least three nights before returning. Yurts may not be used to accommodate more than their stated capacities.

Check-In

Check-in is between 4 and 10 p.m., and check-out is 11 a.m. A reservation confirmation must be presented at check-in. Guests must pay the full balance of their reservation upon check-in. Both the reservation and deposit are forfeited if the guest does not check in by 10 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date. Most park gates are locked at 10 p.m. A late fee will be charged after 11 a.m. unless a check-out extension is permitted by the Park Office.


Pets and Service Animals

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ParkPass Fees

A ParkPass is required for all vehicles. To buy an Annual ParkPass, visit any Georgia State Park office or buy a ParkPass online (please allow 7–10 business days for shipping). Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.

  • 1–12 passenger vehicles: $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass
  • 13–30 passenger vehicles: $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass
  • 31 or more passenger vehicles: $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass
  • Georgia active duty military/veterans: $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass

Smoke-Free Facilities

Please be advised that smoking is prohibited in all enclosed facilities, including buildings owned, leased, or operated by the State or local governing authorities. This includes but is not limited to all lodge rooms & facilities, park cottages, group shelters, group lodges and group camps.


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