Crooked River State Park deserves to be visited on it’s own merits, but it’s also great for those visiting nearby Cumberland Island and St. Mary’s, where the park is located. Here’s why.
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The Florida Keys have beautiful State Parks & one of our favorite National Parks. You don’t want to miss out on visiting any of these unbelievable places!
My family just returned from a camping trip at Florence Marina State Park, just south of Columbus, and we had the best time! I had never been camping at Florence Marina before, and we definitely learned a few things while we were there.
FDR State Park is Georgia’s largest state park, so it should be no surprise that it is filled with things to do! This park has it all: hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, beautiful views, camping, cabins, history, presidential love, and many unique events.
Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest barrier island, is a unique opportunity to experience beautiful pristine beaches, thick untamed maritime forests and wildlife that actually lives in the wild.
I love the Ocmulgee National Monument! It is one of those places that just has everything you need for a fun day with the family. …
When my kids were younger, Providence Canyon State Park was the impetus for a spring break trek across west Georgia. We based our entire trip…
Cloudland Canyon State Park, once known as Sittons Gulch, is one of the prettiest of Georgia’s state parks, and a beautiful Georgia canyon. It’s located in the state’s Northwest corner about half an hour from Chattanooga, TN in Rising Fawn, Ga.
Whether it’s history, family, a love for Thomas the Tank Engine or just I-75 that gets you to Southwest Georgia, a ride on the historic SAM Shortline Excursion Train is worth a visit.
Lake Blackshear Resort sits in Middle Georgia, with beautiful views of the lake created from the Flint River. Cypress trees and Spanish moss dot the edges of the lake, creating a spectacular view from the resort. With the proximity within Ga Veterans State Park and the SAM Shortline, this is a relaxing and memorable place to bring the family for vacation.
At Fort King George, hubby and I enjoyed learning about why this bluff was such a special part of Georgia’s history…and the boys LOVED exploring the site, climbing in the fort and “battling” each other on the marshes.
Your membership, gift membership, donations and volunteer efforts allow Friends of Georgia State Parks to support our park system and historical sites. You. You make this magic happen. Here are 11 things you probably didn’t know about Friends of Georgia State Parks…about why their efforts are so important.
Most of the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites have identified their “hidden gems” – those special attributes, trails or unusual elements that make them special. Some of these are available for anyone to see them (as long as you know what to look for) and others are only available through guided walks at certain times of the year. Below is a list of the hidden gems for each park, as well as a link to the special “Hidden Gem” events happening throughout the year.
Whether you are spending the day hiking the Red History Trail or staying the night in one of the new Sweetwater Creek State Park Yurts, we’ve got everything you need to know to maximize your experience!
52 awesome things to do at Georgia State Parks