July 4th Adventures, Evening Outings, Camping Discounts

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Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

June 28, 2018

Celebrate July 4th in Georgia’s Great Outdoors

July 4th boating

From cookouts to campouts, we’ll help you celebrate Independence Day in a big way.  Rent a cabin or campsite and you can spend the holiday enjoying Georgia’s beautiful scenery and outdoor activities.  You’ll find events such as old-timey games and musket firings, plus sandy swimming beaches to keep you cool.  Remember that fireworks are not allowed inside state parks, but many parks are near community fireworks. 

July 4th Events Include:

Sand Castle Competition at Don Carter, Lake Lanier 

Campsite Decorating Contest at F.D. Roosevelt, Pine Mountain

Cannons across the Marsh at Fort King George, Darien

Bike Parade and Relay Races at Fort Mountain, Chatsworth

Star-Spangled Wagon Ride at Hard Labor Creek, Rutledge

Old-fashioned Games at Laura S. Walker, Waycross

Stay Cool With Our Park Paddlers Club

kayaking george l smith

Ready for a water-soaked challenge? Join our Park Paddlers Club and you’ll explore six beautiful waterways, from the marshes of Crooked River to the mysterious Okefenokee Swamp. Get your membership card punched after paddling each trail and you’ll earn a members-only t-shirt. Kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent at most of the state parks, and members can bring their own as well. Be sure to stay safe around water by following SPLASH tips. 

Explore Parks After Dark This Summer

Tugaloo moon

After the sun goes down, take in the sights and sounds of summer during our “Parks After Dark” programs. We've planned a year full of nighttime adventures, such as owl prowls, full-moon paddles, sunset hikes, movies under the stars and frog frolics. Afterward, fall asleep to the sounds of crickets as you settle in to your sleeping bag or cabin. Find an evening adventure near you.

Sizzling Summer Deals

Park visitors can save big this summer when they sleep under the stars. Campers who stay two nights in June or July can save 50% on their next August adventure. Check our website and Facebook often for the latest discounts.

Look Who's In the News

Brunswick News -- Fort King George Welcomes Summer Visitors

Explore Georgia -- Most Instagrammed Places in Georgia

Merrell Magic -- Dinner is Served: Providence Canyon

Atlanta Journal Constitution -- What is a strawberry moon? Don’t miss this week’s lunar spectacle

365 Atlanta Traveler -- FDR State Park: 25 Ways To Explore & Enjoy This Ga Treasure

Savannah Morning News -- Birder’s Eye View: Must-see ‘eye candy’ birds of spring

Explore Georgia -- State Parks Perfect for a Weekend Fishing Trip

Explore Georgia -- Adventures at Georgia's 7 Natural Wonders

WTOC-TV Savannah -- Skilled craftsmen and women take over Georgia Maker's Festival