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 specialist
Even though the parks are affordable
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.
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.
The Tugaloo state park site has a great campground
We love Smithgall Woods for trout fishing and just hanging out on the porch (especially Creekside Cottage).
Good things coming soon to Chattahoochee Bend State Park near Newnan -- trails AND cabins! We love our hardworking volunteers.
Congratulations, Travis! Thank you for your service.
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!
Great news for birders!
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.
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.
Need a weekday getaway on Lake Hartwell?
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Sunday through Thursday nights until March 22.
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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.
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.
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.
Ten ideas for an outdoorsy Spring Break.
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.
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!