If you feel that, like the old sweet song, Georgia is on your mind, then any time of year is a good time to visit a Georgia state park for a stay in a cottage. According to the Georgia state park website, nearly 30 of Georgia's state parks offer cottages with one, two or three bedrooms. These cottages come equipped with appliances, utensils, linens, heat and air conditioning, televisions, decks, porches and wood burning stoves. Reservations for all Georgia parks may be made by calling (800) 864-7275.
Fort Mountain State Park
Located in the northwestern portion of the state, Fort Mountain takes its name from an ancient 855-foot rock wall that is built along the ridge of the mountain. This wall is thought to be an ancient fortification that was built by Native Americans for defense against hostile neighbors. The park offers activities for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders in addition to a swim beach, Friday night lakeside campfire with stories, and a naturalist's cabin with live and stuffed specimens. Two of the park's 15 cottages are pet friendly, although advanced reservations and an extra fee is required.
Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Little Ocmulgee State Park
Golfers will enjoy southern Georgia's Little Ocmulgee State Park, which offers among its amenities the Wallace Addams golf course, an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse among its amenities. This course was selected as a "reader's choice" golf course by "Georgia Magazine" in 2009. Other amenities include a children's "splash pad" aquatic activity center where children can run through fountains and squirt one another. The park offers 10 cottages, two of which are pet friendly. The soil of the park is fine, white sand and the park has a beach. Boaters must make advanced reservations.
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge
80 Live Oak Trail
Helena , GA 31307
Amicalola Falls State Park
The word Amicalola means "tumbling waters" in Cherokee, and it's easy to see how Amicalola Falls State Park earned its name. This park is home to the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. The park is hiker friendly as it is at the southern end of the Appalachian Trail, and offers 12 miles of integrated trails. One notable feature is a 20-guest backcountry inn that is only accessible on foot. Fourteen cottages dot this park, including two pet-friendly ones and a "honeymoon cottage."
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Road
Dawsonville , GA 30534
Article Written By Tracy Morris
Tracy Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas.