May 2016 News from Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites News

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May 2016

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

> IN THIS ISSUE: New Geocaching Game, Kids to Parks Day, Mother's Day, Aquacycle Rental

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New Geocaching Game Celebrates Our 85th Anniversary

Treasure-hunt fans have a new quest that takes them from Georgia’s mountains to marshes. To celebrate our 85th anniversary, we are kicking off a new game called Birthday Bash Geocache. Using a hand-held GPS or smartphone, players find hidden caches while exploring some of Georgia’s most scenic locations. Once the 1,000 limited-edition, collectible coins are claimed, the game is done. Start sleuthing!


Park Activities

Ft Mtn boys fishing

Kids To Parks Day

On May 21, your children can join the national movement to visit parks and discover science, history, nature and adventure. Georgia’s State Parks have dozens of events planned to get your children outdoors and having fun. From hikes to archery, and fishing to paddling, don't miss out on sharing the love of nature with your family. Sponsored by National Park Trust.

Indian Springs SP

Mother’s Day with Mother Nature

For moms who love the great outdoors, spending family time with Mother Nature can be the best gift of all. Go glamping in a yurt, gather for a big picnic, take a walk in the woods or slip a State Park gift card into a bouquet. For golf-loving moms, Brazell’s Creek and Highland Walk golf courses are offering free or reduced play on May 8. Find more ideas at

Indian Springs aquacycle

Fun-Filled Recreation

New recreational offerings and rentals mean you can try stand-up paddle boards, aquacycles, kayaks, street striders and bicycles in Georgia’s most scenic locations. Some Georgia State Parks offer archery ranges and classes, as well as slackline classes, tree-climbing programs and disc golf. Find a new way to have fun in the great outdoors at


Upcoming Events

Northwest Georgia

Cloudland Canyon SP

Sunset Point: Cloudland Canyon's Hidden Gem

Saturday, May 7, 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

Take a short walk with a naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best-kept secret. Enjoy expansive views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.

Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn

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Northeast Georgia

Lady Slipper

Lady's Slippers: Don Carter’s Hidden Gem

Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.

Observant visitors to Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier will see Pink Lady's Slippers, an orchid native to north Georgia. Join us for a hike to learn about this unique plant, its role in the environment and some of its traditional uses. $5 parking. 678-450-7726

Don Carter State Park - Gainesville

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Coastal Georgia

Wormsloe Historic Site

War of Jenkins' Ear

Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia's role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of this colonial site. Enjoy low-country scenery while learning about our state's history.

Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah

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Featured Deal


Golfers Can Save at Georgia’s State Park Courses

At Brazell’s Creek (Reidsville), bring four golfers during May, and one of the foursome pays just the cart fee. On Mother's Day, all moms play for only the cart fee of $12.86. *  At Highland Walk (Royston), moms play free on Mother’s Day. On May 15, help celebrate the course’s 14th birthday by paying just $21.40 for 18 holes and a cart. Then on Memorial Day, veterans who show proof of service pay for just the $18.19 cart fee.  *  The Creek (Social Circle) offers an 18-hole Tuesday special in May for just $25.

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