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Your State Parks Day

September 24, 2013

Be sure to take advantage of "Your State Parks Day" where you will receive free admission to the state parks and have volunteer opportunities to help keep Georgia beautiful.

New Don Carter State Park Opens on Lake Lanier

September 16, 2013

This morning, Governor Nathan Deal will recognize the opening of Don Carter State Park, Georgia's newest state park and its only on Lake Lanier.

National Get Outdoors Day This Saturday

June 6, 2013

This Saturday, National Get Outdoors Day, outdoors enthusiasts will head out to cave, hike, kayak and swim at parks all over the country.

Get Out to State Parks

May 8, 2013

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.

State Parks Closed to Public for Deer Quota Hunts

November 5, 2012

Each fall, to prevent deer overpopulation, hunters spend select days culling herds, travelling from one state park to another. Starting tomorrow, Hard Labor Creek State Park will temporarily close to the public during its quota hunt. See the full schedule of park closures.

Visit State Parks & Historic Sites for Free This Weekend

September 25, 2012

This Saturday, Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites invites all Georgians to get out and experience state parks. Friends will be providing free parking and free admission at participating parks all over the state for Your State Parks Day.

Share Your Stories About State Parks and Historic Sites

August 31, 2012

Whether you're an avid kayaker or Civil War buff, you likely have stories to share about your experiences in state parks. Aiming to collect many of these stories, the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites invites you to enter its annual video contest.

Outdoors Guide Goes Smart

August 14, 2012

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.

Earning Junior Ranger and Gopher Badges

May 22, 2012

From biking and hiking to keeping a nature journal and taking scenic photographs, curious kids can spend the summer learning about the outdoors and earn along the way a Junior Ranger badge and the Get Outdoors Georgia Gopher Badge.

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Warm Springs

May 17, 2012

For two decades, Franklin Delano Roosevelt called Warm Springs home. In 1921, he contracted a paralytic illness which required him to use iron braces and a wheelchair.

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