You are here

Outdoors Guide Goes Smart

August 14, 2012
Cloudland Canyon State Park's Waterfall in Spring

If you're an avid outdoor enthusiast, you can enjoy even easier access to state parks with the Georgia Outdoors Guide, a free smartphone application available in the iTunes App Store and for the Android market.

Even in the absence of an Internet connection, the app works well, and it is packed with powerful, and potentially life saving, features. It allows you to:

  • locate nearby state parks
  • keep track of friends and family while on a hiking trail
  • notify chosen contacts about your location
  • personalize park maps by adding custom landmarks and waypoints, such as your favorite campgrounds, fishing or hunting spots, trails heads and scenic views

For more information, visit Pocket RangerTM and watch short video tutorials that explain the app's features.

Image of the waterfalls at Cloudland Canyon State Park

Image Courtesy Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks & Historic Sites

You might like...

December 19, 2017

Throughout the United States, hikers — experienced and new — will hit the trails on January 1 as part of the First Day Hikes program. You can get involved at any of dozens of participating Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.

November 2, 2017

Each fall, to prevent deer overpopulation, the Department of Natural Resources schedules quota hunts on public lands. Starting next week, various state parks will close temporarily to facilitate these hunts. See the full schedule of park closures.

October 4, 2017

Looking for some fun, outdoor activities this fall? North Georgia is full of great ways to spend time outside with friends and family as the weather cools off. From watching the colors of the leaves turn to taking a wine tour through the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’re bound to find something you enjoy!