List of Georgia State Parks

List of Georgia State Parks
Georgia is the location of many historical sites that have helped shaped this country, and it has stunning state parks, as well. Georgia has over 60 historical sites and parks spread throughout the state with 46 listed as official state parks. Georgia also has 10 national parks. Spending time exploring these places gives you a glimpse into the past and a first-hand look at the state's natural beauty.

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Situated in the upper northwest corner of Georgia and on the western perimeter of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park is considered one of the most picturesque of all Georgia state parks. Encompassing nearly 3,500 acres with elevations ranging from 800 to 1,980 feet, this park has a lot to offer including waterfalls. Facilities consist of 72 tent/trailer/RV campsites, 11 backcountry campsites, 30 walk-in campsites, 16 cottages, five picnic areas, four pioneer camps, a group lodge, group shelter and gift shop. Park activities include picnicking, tennis, disc golf, fishing, four separate hiking trails and planned events. Park gates are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily park fee is $5 (good for duration of stay), Wednesdays are free and annual park pass is $50.


Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road
Rising Fawn , GA 30738
(706) 657-4050
(800) 864-7275 (Reservations)
gastateparks.org/net/go/parks.aspx?LocationID=38&s=0.0.0.5

Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge

Located in the south central area of the state, Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge offers visitors many things to do besides explore the breathtaking surroundings. Consisting of 1,360 acres including a 265-acre lake, this park has many highlights. Park facilities include 54 tent/trailer/RV campsites, a 60-room lodge (conference center), 10 cottages, seven picnic areas, two group shelters, one pioneer camp, 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, splash pad, two tennis courts, amphitheater, meeting facilities and a restaurant. Park activities include fishing, boating, skiing, hiking, swimming, miniature golf, other planned activities plus bike, pedal boat and canoe rentals. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the lodge is open 24 hours, the daily park fee is $5 (good for duration of stay), Wednesdays are free and annual park pass is $50.


Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge
80 Live Oak Trail
Helena , GA 31307
(229) 868-7474
(800) 864-7275 (Reservations)
(877) 591-5572 (Lodge Reservations)
gastateparks.org/net/go/parks.aspx?LocationID=55&s=0.0.0.5

Providence Canyon State Park

Find this striking Georgia state park on the west side of the state and encompassing just over 1,000 acres. Providence Canyon State Park is known as "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon" because of the huge ravines created from bad farming practices of centuries ago. Enjoy the natural beauty of wildflowers and the remarkable colors of the rocks and soil. Park facilities include two picnic areas, two pioneer camps and six backcountry campsites. Park activities consist of picnicking, stargazing, backpacking and hiking. Park is open daily 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from September 15 to April 14 and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. the rest of the year. Daily park fee is $5 (good for duration of stay), Wednesdays are free and annual park pass is $50.


Providence Canyon State Park
8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin , GA 31815
(229) 838-4244
(800) 864-7275 (Reservations)
gastateparks.org/net/go/parks.aspx?LocationID=20&s=0.0.0.5

Article Written By Diane Dilov-Schultheis

Diane Dilov-Schultheis has been writing professionally since 2000. She is a food and travel writer who also specializes in gaming, satellites, RV repair, gardening, finances and electronics. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and has been published online at the Travel Channel and Intel.

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