Recent Press Releases
After a day filled with adventure, you want a truly unique place to grab some zzzz’s. You want a place that’s fun to tell your friends about. Check out these seven suggestions for accommodations with a twist. After a good night’s sleep, you’ll wake up right in the heart state park scenery. Learn more about these unusual cabins, campsites and yurts at GaStateParks.org.
Warmer weather is upon us, just in time for geocache enthusiasts to participate in the newly updated Georgia History Trail GeoTour. Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is excited to announce a fresh update to the popular tour complete with new challenges, locations and a new reward. Embark on the mystery cache GeoTour which offers geocachers of all levels a chance to travel back in time to all 19 of the historic sites locations and earn an exclusive trackable coin upon completion.
Elliot Murrer was recently promoted to Manager of Fort Mountain State Park in Chatsworth. He replaces Brad Ballard who was promoted to Region Manager for the park system. Murrer started his career with Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites in 2016 as an Interpretive Ranger at Fort Mountain and was promoted to Assistant Manager the same year.
Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site employees were honored recently during a statewide Rangers Conference. More than 150 assistant managers, park rangers and maintenance technicians gathered at Unicoi State Park in Helen for the event. After two days of hands-on training activities, the conference ended with an awards ceremony celebrating the efforts of those who make more than 60 State Parks and Historic Sites outstanding destinations for Georgia’s citizens and visitors.
Thanks to the many easily accessible Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites locations and the variety of outdoor activities suitable for all ages and skill levels, it doesn’t get much better than Spring Break in Georgia’s great outdoors. From locations listed as one of the “Top Places to Visit in the U.S.” by Buzzfeed, to parks considered to be one of the “20 Wild and Beautiful State Parks in the U.S.” by National Geographic, options are endless, affordable and allow families to check off their Georgia bucket lists. Experience the opportunities available to park goers as the weather warms up and gear up for the adventure of a lifetime.
History buffs are in for a treat with the latest Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites perk. New for 2019, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites have added online sales of Historic Sites Annual Passes. This new addition allows guests unlimited access to more than a dozen state historic sites and makes it easier for those interested in Georgia’s rich history to venture to the state’s historic landmarks year-round. They are especially useful to geocachers following the park system’s History GeoTour.
To celebrate the re-opening of Dames Ferry Campground, the public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. Located on Lake Juliette in Monroe County, the popular campground is operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in partnership with Georgia Power.