Facts on Georgia State Parks

Facts on Georgia State Parks
Georgia has 48 state parks and 15 state historic sites, most of which offer unique classroom studies and field trip options. Several of the parks and sites have museums and interpretive centers that are ideal for field trips and student studies.


All state parks charge a $5 admission fee as of September 2009. An annual pass is $50. All state parks are free on Wednesdays. Seniors who are 62 years old and older receive a 50 percent discount, while active military and veterans receive a 25 percent discount.

Excluded Parks

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Areas, Stone Mountain, Corps of Engineers Lakes, Jekyll Island and Lake Lanier are not recognized as state parks.


State park campsites are available with a six-person occupancy limit. A combination of vehicles, trailers, tents and boat trailers are permitted. Extended campsite stays are limited to 14 consecutive days.

Children and Pets

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are permitted on the campgrounds but must be kept on a 6-foot leash and must be supervised at all times. Kennels are not provided.

Group Attendance

Special campground areas are designated for groups larger than six people. You must contact the state park to schedule your attendance before your arrival.

Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and fishing licenses are required to participate. You can purchase your license using the Electronic Georgia Licensing system.

Article Written By Charmayne Smith

Writing professionally since 2004, Charmayne Smith focuses on corporate materials such as training manuals, business plans, grant applications and technical manuals. Smith's articles have appeared in the "Houston Chronicle" and on various websites, drawing on her extensive experience in corporate management and property/casualty insurance.

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