State Parks Blog

Owen Smith

Throughout the month of July, Georgia State Parks recognized our park rangers in celebration of World Ranger Day on July 31st. This annual holiday commemorates the founding of The International Ranger Federation. World Ranger Day is also a day to remember rangers who have been injured or killed while protecting international, national and state parks. We asked our social media followers to help us support our rangers and rangers around the world as they protect and conserve the delicate balance between our natural ecosystems and the public by sharing our posts in July.

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Owen Smith

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. After reorganizing the State Board of Forestry in 1931, Georgia State Parks Division was born with two parks to its name: Indian Springs and Vogel. Over the next 90 years the division grew substantially in size adding many more parks and historic sites. Its mission has remained similar throughout the years: to protect Georgia’s natural beauty and historic integrity while providing opportunities for public enjoyment and education.

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Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

Kim Hatcher, the Public Affairs Director of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, joins co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick in the studio for the Around Atlanta segment of the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio Podcast to talk about hidden gems and activities in Georgia’s state parks.

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Owen Smith

Discover the top 5 swimming holes at Georgia State Parks.

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Owen Smith

For rangers, their park is their baby. They guide how it grows and try to protect it from danger, just like a parent would. For many of the male park rangers, their fatherly duties extend beyond the park and into the home. Which is also ON the park.

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