Some parks are experiencing large crowds on certain days. Park staff may temporarily limit access to ensure social distancing and protect the health of the public and our employees. Please understand that admission may be limited for several hours and will reopen once there is available capacity. Click here to read our coronavirus response before visiting because some facilities & activities are limited.

2017 Program Theme: Soak It In

Soak It In LogoThroughout 2017, join us in celebrating the ways Georgia plays in—and depends on—water. From paddling under Spanish moss to slogging knee-deep during an ecology class, you'll have fun getting wet in the Peach State's lakes, rivers and marshes. Each year we pick a theme for many of our ranger-led events. This year, look for events tagged with a water drop. View a list of our water-logged events.


New or experienced, there is something for everyone who wants to explore Georgia's waterways. Stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, aquacycles and more are available to rent. If you're feeling up for a challenge, join our Park Paddlers Club to traverse 22 total miles and earn a bragging rights t-shirt. Guided paddles are offered at some parks to make sure you're able to get the most out of your experience. What are you waiting for? Mountain lakes, ocean coasts, whitewater and blackwater are ready for your next adventure!


Cooling off at a Georgia state park is as easy as can be. Many parks offer lakeside beaches that are included in the cost of your $5 parking fee. Find a pool, splash pad or a sliding rock to up your maximum amount of fun.


Ready to hook the big one? We've got you covered! From reservoirs, warm water streams and rivers, to lakes of all sizes and saltwater fishing, the abundant waters found in Georgia State Parks truly are an angler’s paradise.


Boat lovers can think of Georgia State Parks as their second vacation home. We offer boat ramps, docks, rentals and marinas. Some campgrounds and cabins even have adjacent docks. Water skiing, sailing and personal watercraft are permitted on large lakes; however, some parks on smaller lakes have horsepower restrictions to preserve the tranquil setting and wildlife.