As spring and summer settle in, the nearly 50 state parks flourish. Families gather to cave, hike, fish and geocache, while reunion parties make camp or rent lakeside cottages. The parks also host special events from golfing retreats to weddings.
If you're new to the state parks, start by finding the right park for you and exploring a schedule of activities. If you're a state parks veteran, sign up to volunteer, or join Friends of the Parks.
The Department of Natural Resources, State Parks & Historic Sites also supports children as they get outdoors. You can review educational resources, and your children can learn how to earn badges through the Junior Ranger Program.
To learn more, sign up to receive the monthly state parks newsletter.
Image of Lighthouse on Sapelo IslandPhoto Courtesy Department of Natural Resources, State Parks & Historic Sites
Noralil Ryan Fores writes about business, taxes, elections and the environment for GeorgiaGov. She's a graduate of Florida State University's film school and Syracuse University's journalism program.