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Patton Landreth
· November 5, 2017
My issue comes in with the Georgia State park camping reservation system or lack of one. The fact that you can not reserve a specific site makes it extremely frustrating when you have to arrive late o...r try to camp with friends. Driving around a campground after dark looking for an open spot, while still towing a 30 FT camper is not only dangerous for the driver, but also for any people or children that may be out walking. Having small children it would also be nice to be able to camp beside our friends with children, so the kids wouldn't have to walk across the whole campground to play together. The reservation system also lends itself to allowing local people to beat the system by showing up early and parking cars in spots, while they go back home and bring their campers back later. All of this could be solved by allowing people to reserve specific sites. My family has tried staying at 2 different Georgia State parks and I left both times extremely disappointed. Until this reservation process is changed our family will not be doing any camping adventures in the Georgia State Park system. See More
Stacey Witherwax
· March 18, 2018
I love the parks themselves and use them regularly but the reservation system for camping is horrible - especially at Red Top Mountain. You cannot reserve specific sites so its a "land rush" situation... when they have check in. People racing for spots nearly running people off the roads - really unsafe. Have been their on multiple weekends where fights broke out after someone got the spot someone else was after. Being able to book specific sites would eliminate all the issues and bring my review to between very good and excellent. See More
Songai Glenaholm
· March 15, 2018
I criticized the State Park system for not notifying me of a mother bear and two cubs raid in a backcountry campsite in one of their parks, where the debris from the raid was left strewn around my cam...psite when I arrived because the rangers didn't clean it up, and I was blocked from this page from commenting. Instead of censoring regular campers for pointing out serious hazards from ranger negligence, how about training your rangers better? See More
Mac Moye
· February 8, 2018
The Stewart County Commission would like to use the group shelter at this wonderful facility for meetings and activities. But, we have just learned that the facility is not handicapped accessible. Ple...ase make some relatively minor changes to the group shelter for this purpose. Mac Moye, Stewart County Manager See More
Kyle Brent Hench
· September 23, 2017
I have alway loved coming to the Little Grand Canyon. Today, 9-23-17, I got to share this wonderful site with my wife. I almost screwed the day up by forgetting to bring a lighter. To the female Park ...Ranger at the Interpretive Center who gave me her personal lighter and saved me day and dinner, thank you, thank you, thank you ! See More
Susan Geeslin Oliver
· February 8, 2018
Not all Facilities are Handicapped Accessible especially at Florence Marina State Park club house!! In violation of Federal Laws of the Disability Act !! Are they above the Federal Laws in this Country!
Karen Waite York
· June 12, 2017
Camping at James H. Floyd Park in Summerville, GA. We were having coffee at our picnic table this morning when the camp host stopped by to say they were cutting trees in the area and there may be nois...e starting in 5 min. They felled the first tree and it landed within sight of our camp, and in the process of cutting the second the host came back around and suggested we move one of our cars and stand a few feet away. We barely had time to move ourselves and our dog and the car before the tree smashed into our site, ripping off and destroying our new awning and possible additional damage that may show after they clear away the tree.

I have the tree falling on video. The park workers said that no one was scheduled to be at our site tomorrow, and the cutting was conducted by park workers, not by tree removal specialists, who have since arrived at the park to cut other trees. I'm distraught that this could have been easily avoided.
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Bonny S Smith
· September 22, 2017
Stayed at James H. Floyd State Park this past April. We stayed in one of the cabins and loved it. Enjoyed the hike to the Marble Mine. The only thing i would change about our trip would be the weather.
Tod Shots
· November 11, 2017
Saw images of this park. So I left Florida and visited. What a wonderful time of year to see the great state of Georgia in all it's glory. Park was clean well kept and just beautiful.
Shady Morales
· March 4, 2017
I love all of the GA State parks and have tent camped at about 7 of them. Pretty much all of the parks are well maintained and clean. The facilities like the bathrooms are usually to my satisfaction.... Most if not all of the employees including camp hosts and camp volunteers we have encountered are informative and pleasant.

Even though the parks are affordable, I find the yearly increases to tent camp unnecessary. I typically camp 4 times a year for a few days each time. Don't really find it necessary to charge upwards of $32 per night to camp. Though the renovated cottages are very nice, they are out of the price point of many. I understand they are very popular but not all people need luxury when staying in a cabin for a few nights.

I will continue to visit my state parks on the regular. If you haven't been to many you are missing out on the beauty of this state.
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Julie Maillet Ilhardt
· February 24, 2018
Ranger Diane is a intelligent ranger. She always answers our questions. Today we went on a hike to see flowering plants. Thanks for ranger Diane!!!!!! ;)
Kathrine Clark
· August 22, 2017
I want to thank the folks at Richard B. Russell State Park for caring enough to provide such a comfortable venue for our eclipse party cookout. My husband was impressed with the grill at our picnic sh...elter. We'll be back. See More
Beth Carroll Cochran
· November 18, 2016
Our Parks are so well maintained!! People are friendly! Had to wake a Park Ranger at 2am when I locked myself out of cabin with no car keys or cell phone! Had to walk in the dark about a mile at Slopp...y Floyd State Park! Ranger just laughed told me it "happened all the time�! Drove me back to my cabin and made sure all was well before he left. So very thankful to and for him! Was cold to boot!!�� See More
Melanie Montrose Starrett
· November 16, 2017
We need more parks and less pavement � please. Then ignorant people who don't go outdoors or camping don't expect a reservation spot. Hahahaha, I can't believe that was an actual complaint.
Cynthia Moore Alldredge
· October 29, 2016
We love GA State Parks. We have stayed at Cloudland Canyon several times as well as Fort Mountain and they are both great. Also once at James H Floyd Sloppy and once at Vogel. And Vogel was absolutely... gorgeous in the fall, the bath houses need to be remodeled and it is a tight fit for larger campers but I plan on going back. I can't wait to experience some more parks this next year. See More
Forrest Nation
· May 28, 2016
I've had great experiences with GA State Parks. I hike at Red Top almost every day and love it. Only problem is people throwing their trash along the trails for employees or other hikers to clean up. ...
James Floyd and Red Top both have great camping and hiking. Fort Mountain as well.
Employees are always friendly and helpful, bathrooms are clean. Great.
As for Park Pass, just pick it up at the park. Quick and easy.
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Doris Kendrick Culverhouse
· April 14, 2017
Love the hiking trails, the statue of FDR the liberty bell pool and all of the park. really beautiful. Well maintained. Love the wild life visible on the trails. the hills and rock out crops. Another ...good idea is that you can go from one park to another in Georgia without having to pay another fee. See More
Monika MW
· March 14, 2017
Most of the parks I have been to have been well maintained and nice, but you have to be careful with reservations. They go through a different agency, and you need to make sure you are well aware of a...ll of the policies and procedures, as the camp sites are quite different.
The Tugaloo state park site has a great campground with many lake sites, Yurts (close to the lake as well), a beach site, and terrific kids playground. If you are in North east Georgia you MUST go to Tugaloo.
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Debra Cossaboom Summers
· June 2, 2015
We had another wonderful 6 days at Tugaloo! Although we called too late in the year to secure a water site, we had a wonderful quiet site there. From the time we checked in with the wonderfully frie...ndly warm reception at the registration office, to the very nice hosts and rangers, to the perfect weather and the cleanliness overall of the entire park(and they were full up!) no one could ask for more! We came away renewed and refreshed! Thank you for all you do! This park has been a gem 3 years in a row! And that's during a holiday weekend! See More
Dawn Baker
· April 29, 2016
The best benefit in moving to Georgia back in 2002, is the State Parks. First, they are a very inexpensive activity where you can involve a lot of friends and family to get out and have fun together. ...I think the cost of the annual pass is more than reasonable. The parking fee is also reasonable and well worth the drive to get there. We are investing in keeping these parks clean, staffed, great visitor centers, camping facilities and more. These parks are beautiful and make you appreciate all that is around you and so much bigger than you. It's God's country and this is a way to absorb it all. I go as often as possible. My two most frequented would be Tallulah and Amicalola but I've been to almost all of them. Buy your annual pass, you won't regret it! See More
It’s Fall, Y’all! Every October, Georgia’s forests turn to a beautiful blanket of red and gold as the leaves begin to change. Our annual Leaf Watch travel planner will help you find the best spots for fantastic fall escapes, including waterfalls, hiking trails, cabins and the perfect campsite to toast s’mores. Here are just a few photos of what’s to come. We welcome everyone to share their own fall color photos too!
Snowfall in south Georgia
Check out the river at High Falls State Park right now. This park between Atlanta and Macon is lowering the lake for winter repairs, creating this fantastic scene for just a few days.

We love Smithgall Woods for trout fishing and just hanging out on the porch (especially Creekside Cottage). | 706-878-3087 Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, Smithgall Woods State Park is an angler’s paradise. One of north G...

The registration deadline for our next Junior Golf event is March 24. We hope to see your family there.

Mar 31 - Aug 4Georgia State Park GolfSocial Circle, GA

Good things coming soon to Chattahoochee Bend State Park near Newnan -- trails AND cabins! We love our hardworking volunteers.

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Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park added 4 new photos — at Chattahoochee Bend State Park.

Digging in on the South Loop of the Bobcat Trail is DONE! Two weeks from today, we put on the finishing touches and install wayfinding blazes and signposts. Y'all come on!

Congratulations, Travis! Thank you for your service.

Georgia State Parks Volunteers added 5 new photos.

This morning we had the benefit of witnessing Travis Parr as he received a proclamation at the Capital delivered by Representative Bruce Williamson. Travis is a... member of the local Boy Scout Troop 64 out of Social Circle, GA. Travis chose to do his Eagle Scout Project at Hard Labor Creek State Park almost two years ago. His specific project concerned landscaping the front flower beds in front of the park office. He raised funds, recruited volunteers, and acquired donations of various materials. Assistant Park Manager, John Hoomes, worked with him as an advisor throughout the project. We tied his project work with the HLC Friends “Your State Parks Day” as a joint project. The fruits of his labor are still benefiting the aesthetics of our park office today.

Only 4% of boy scouts are granted the Eagle Scout rank after a lengthy review process and of that most that do are around the age of 18, Travis, now 15, achieved this honor at age 13. This is considered quite an accomplishment within the Boy Scouts of America organization. His forthcoming proclamation comes at the recommendation of Representative Bruce Williamson and the Social Circle City Council.

Congratulations, Travis! We are grateful of your dedication to Hard Labor Creek State Park!

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Great news for birders!

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Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park

Guess how many eggs our female falcon has laid in their eyrie (nest)? If you guessed 4 then you are RIGHT! Thank you to our dedicated falcon watchers Dennis and Connie Sullivan (photo credit) for keeping a close eye on our resident falcons.

Cool! Dahlonega Gold Museum is working on exhibit renovations.

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Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

Enjoy this video of our exhibit renovations, and make plans to visit when the Dahlonega Gold Museum re-opens this summer. Stay tuned! (Please share and like our page. Thank you!)

Yesterday, Georgia DNR's burn team worked at Sweetwater Creek State Park to improve pollinator habitat. By using prescribed fire, they can eliminate non-native plants and replace them with native grasses and wildflowers -- which means more butterflies, birds and bees.

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Stash those cell phones away. Spring Break = Family Time

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Need a weekday getaway on Lake Hartwell?
Save 30% on yurts and cottages at Tugaloo State Park.
Sunday through Thursday nights until March 22.
Call 706-356-4362 for reservations.

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Would you believe it snowed at Black Rock Mountain State Park today?! Let's hope for warmer weather when the park opens for the season in just four more days.

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Congratulations to the Len Foote Hike Inn for receiving this "green building" award. Georgia's only backcountry inn is reached by a gorgeous five-mile hike which begins at Amicalola Falls State Park.

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Len Foote Hike Inn was built green long before those standards were commonplace. For 19 years the Hike Inn has welcomed guests and shown them how to incorporate... sustainability into their everyday lives, from zero food waste to composting with worms. At Greenprints Conference 2018 the Hike Inn will receive a Lifetime Achievement Fulcrum Award, which recognizes groundbreaking work that re-imagines a resilient future.

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Ten ideas for an outdoorsy Spring Break.

With Spring Break just around the corner, Georgia's Parks and Historic Sites offer many ways for families to enjoy the outdoors on a budget.

We're so excited! The Peregrine Falcons have returned to Tallulah Gorge and rangers have spotted one egg. They're using the same nest area as last year. Bring your binoculars to the park's rim to search for the world's fastest animal.

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Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park added 2 new photos.

If you haven't heard, the Peregrine Falcons have returned home to Tallulah gorge. Overlook 9 is a great spot to watch for them and you can find their mailbox there filled with information about the falcons as well as a sign in sheet to report you were there and what you saw.

So what do you think? Is "glamping" a good way to introduce people to camping? We think yes!

Kevin Callan weighs in on the glamping trend, from Rapid Media.