CORRECTED: March 2017 Newsletter from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

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March 2017

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

Group gatherings, spring activities, golf getaways and fun-filled events

group shelter

It’s the Season to Plan Picnics, Reunions and Weddings

Whether you’re planning a family reunion, wedding reception or birthday bash, our parks have facilities for all types of large gatherings. Choose from enclosed group shelters with kitchens, open-air picnic shelters with beautiful views, meeting rooms and even group camps. Rates are affordable and you can bring your own catering. (Group camps and picnic shelters are perfect for National Girl Scout Week!)


Park Activities

Tallulah Gorge

Take on a Challenge

Go at your own pace as you take on challenges such as our Canyon Climbers Club, Park Paddlers Club and Muddy Spokes Club. Even your four-legged friend can join in the fun with our Tails on Trails Club for dogs. Once you accomplish each goal, you’ll earn a bragging-rights t-shirt and even a matching bandana for Bailey.

The Creek at Hard Labor golf small story

Golf Getaways

If golf news from Augusta National has you dreaming about the links, you can stay nearby in a park cabin or campsite. Choose from Mistletoe, Elijah Clark, A.H. Stephens, Watson Mill Bridge or Magnolia Springs state parks – all within easy driving distance of the Masters. Eight Georgia State Park Golf Courses offer great rates and spring scenery.

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Wildflower Walks

Georgia State Park rangers are hosting a series of guided wildflower walks this spring that provide a close look at blooms such as Canada Violet, Trout Lily, Wild Azalea, Spring Beauty, Foamflower, Trillium, Indian Pink and Buckeye. For details on Georgia State Park wildflower walks and other events, visit


Upcoming Events

Colonial Coast

fort king george

Scottish Heritage Days: Colonial Reenactment

March 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Return to the 1700s and celebrate the heritage of the early Scottish settlers who founded Darien. We'll have cannon and weapon firings, Scottish games, a 2 p.m. battle reenactment, Highlanders of Colonial Darien, Native American weapons and skills, blacksmithing and brick oven bread. On Sunday, join a Kirkin of the Tartans, which is a Scottish blessing ceremony. Admission is $4.50 - $7.50. 912-437-4770

Fort King George Historic Site - Darien

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Dog Hike

Dog hikers

Paws on the Falls Dog Hike

March 18, 3 p.m.

Hey, canines! Bring your humans to the park for a hike down the Falls View Trail and to meet new doggy friends. Bring your leash, water and some comfortable shoes for your biped buddy.  $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.

High Falls State Park - Jackson

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Gold Rush

Dahlonega Gold Museum

A Day in a Miner's Life

March 25, 10 a.m.

Peek back at life in the 1830s with demonstrations on gold panning, blacksmithing, shingle making, pioneer tools, candle making, folk toys, spinning, pine needle basket making and more. Tour the museum and learn about our nation’s first gold rush.  $7-$10. 706-864-2257.

Dahlonega Gold Museum -- Dahlonega

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Featured Deal


Elijah Clark State Park Cottage Special

Now through March 15, save 30% when you stay two nights or longer at Elijah Clark State Park. This getaway is located on the western shore of 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. Elijah Clark State Park is named for a frontiersman and Georgia war hero who led pioneers during the Revolutionary War. 

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