News from Georgia’s State Parks

2013 Guide

Georgia’s State Parks are among the nation’s best managed and most beautiful facilities.  There are so many ways to enjoy a day or a week in them you’ll need help deciding where to go and what to do.

The “2013 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” is a great resource for planning a weekend getaway, spring break or summer vacation.

The free booklet is filled with tips on the state’s best hiking and biking trails, top fishing spots, affordable accommodations, group destinations and more.

For your free copy, call 1-800-864-7275 or visit any Georgia State Park or Historic Site.

Click Here for GA State Park Locations


Georgia’s New Reservation System

A brand-new reservation system — one that offers improved navigation and interactive maps — has been implemented to make reservations simple and efficient.  Guests can make reservations up to 13 months in advance (to the day) by visiting or calling 1-800-864-7275.

We suggest that you make your reservations as far in advance as possible — especially for summer vacations or leaf peeping.  The most popular cabins and group camps book far in advance!

You’re invited to make online reservations for:

  • Cabins, campsites and yurts (great for families and friends)
  • Hotel-style lodge rooms (great for couples and individuals)
  • Group lodging and group camps (great for scouts and clubs)
  • Picnic shelters and enclosed group shelters (great for reunions and parties)
  • Equestrian campsites and bunkhouses (great for horse owners)


For a week’s vacation, consider renting a cabin or yurt for your family.  Cabins come with fully equipped kitchens and outdoor grills, so you can save money on meals.  Yurts are like a “camping cabin,” with comfortable beds and furniture inside, and grills outside.  Hot showers are a short walk away.

Multiple families can even get together to rent our larger group camps with beds and showers.  Once everyone is settled in, you’ll find mini-golf, nature trails, kayak rental, fishing, ranger programs, bike trails and more just outside your door.

Click Here to Plan Your Vacation and to Make Reservations


Check Out Park Passes from Your Local Library

Looking for a way to get the kids outdoors for a day of adventure without spending a lot of money? All you need is a valid library card to check out a ParkPass or Historic Site Pass. The passes are good for free parking or admission at any of Georgia’s State Parks and State Historic Sites.

There are tons of family-friendly events to enjoy, from moonlit hikes and paddles, to astronomy lessons and animal programs.

Click Here for ParkPass Information

Click Here for a List of Georgia’s Public Libraries


About Author

Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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