The Latest News: November 18, 2016

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The Latest News: November 18, 2016

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#OptOutside on Black Friday

You're invited to trade the shopping crowds on Black Friday for a day of discovery outdoors. We're joining REI and other park systems to #OptOutside on the day after Thanksgiving. Work off that extra pumpkin pie by joinging ranger-led hikes (like Bark in the Park dog hike at Sweetwater Creek) -- or find a trail that's perfect for you.  We have easy paved trails, moderate lakeside loops, and even challenging all-day treks.

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Winter Yurt & Camping Deal

Enjoy a peaceful winter wonderland while saving on your wallet. This December and January, save 50% on campsites and 25% on “glamping” yurts, Sunday through Thursday nights.  We have RV and tent sites with hot showers, plus equestrian camping for you and your horse. Use promo code WinterPromo16 when booking online or calling 1-800-864-7275. Offer valid from December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Not valid at Crooked River, Skidaway, Reed Bingham, Fort McAllister and Laura S. Walker state parks. 

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Save with Holiday Gift Cards 

From November 25 to December 24, get a $5 gift certificate for every $50 purchase of gift cards. Gift cards can be used for campsites, cabins, yurts, retail, picnic shelters, historic site admission, boat rental, golf and many outdoor activities.  Cards may be purchased online or at park offices. $5 gift certificates are valid January 1-31, 2017. $20 minimum must be spent to use gift certificate. May not be used for ParkPass fees or Friends memberships. Use promo code $5GIFTCERTPROMO16 for online purchases.

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Leaf Watching in November

While this year's drought caused fall color to be more muted than most years, there’s still late-season color across the landscape. Check our Facebook event for the latest photos and updates. Middle Georgia parks like F.D. Roosevelt and George L. Smith are good choices for late November.  Use our Leaf Watch travel planner to find the best state parks to see autumn leaves, fun events like hayrides, cozy cabins and more. Instagram users can tag #GaLeafWatch and #GaStateParks for a chance to win a camping vacation.