State Parks Blog

Owen Smith

Being a park ranger is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. They are tasked with caring for Georgia’s public lands, ensuring visitors have a great time and feel safe. The days are filled with a wide range of duties. A ranger might balance budgets in the morning, mow lawns in the afternoon, conduct a box turtle program in the evening, and fix a fire alarm in the middle of the night. How do these park ranger moms handle all these responsibilities all while raising their children? It starts with good priorities.

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Owen Smith

It's Valentines season, so we thought we’d put together a list of the 5 most romantic Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. If you aren’t near any of the parks on the list but are still in the mood to view some parks this Valentine's season, don’t sweat it! Many parks are offering Valentine's-themed programs like a Valentine’s couples challenge at Mistletoe State Park, a couples sunset hike at Panola Mountain, or a Valentine's archery class at Hard Labor Creek. View full list of events

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Owen Smith

When we think of a soft breeze, we tend to think of it as nature’s way of giving us a pat on the back. For Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites’ (GSPHS) resource management unit, this pat on the back can turn into a punch in the gut if they aren’t paying attention.

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Owen Smith

Summer is winding down and students are flocking back to their college campuses to complete another successful (and stressful) academic semester. With 64 state parks and historic sites, Georgia is an awesome state to go to school because there is a state park near all our college campuses. We compiled a list of the best outdoor spots to visit, no matter where you go to school this semester.

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Owen Smith

We all love our dogs like members of our own family. They provide immediate fun and greet us at the door with more joy than anyone else in our homes. Strangely, there's been some compelling findings on people actually looking like their dogs. Some photographers have caught on, and have done hilarious photoshoots that make humans and dogs look like siblings. So what if Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites were dogs? We've compiled a list matching our parks with different breeds. Can you guess each one?

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