Spring Happenings in Georgia's State Parks

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April 2019

Try “Glamping” Yurts for Spring Adventures

Yurt at High Falls

Take your camping adventures to a whole new level with "glamour camping" yurts. No need to pitch a tent; just check in to your furnished yurt. After toasting s’mores over a crackling campfire, retreat inside to bunks and futons. Mornings can be spent sipping coffee on your private porch, and hot showers are just a short walk away. You’ll find yurt villages at Cloudland Canyon, Red Top Mountain, High Falls, Fort Yargo, Tugaloo and Sweetwater Creek state parks. Some even have canoe and kayak rental right inside the yurt village.

Etowah Mounds Now Open Tuesday - Sunday

Etowah Mounds

Home to several thousand people from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., Etowah Indian Mounds (Cartersville) is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast. Visitors can climb to the top of the tallest mound, imagining life below more than 1,000 years ago. The site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits and defensive ditch. A museum filled with artifacts, plus a riverside nature trail, are also available. Beginning March 31, this historic site will be open Tuesday through Sunday.

Great Golf Escapes in Georgia's State Parks

gordonia golf ladies brazells creek

If big-name tournaments have you dreaming of a golf getaway, check out the courses found in Georgia’s State Parks. Eight courses offer challenging play at an affordable rate, plus pro shops, lessons and overnight packages. Statewide passes and memberships are available as well. And if you’re looking for a place to stay near Augusta this month, you can choose from cabins and campsites at several Georgia State Parks.

Springtime Happenings in April

FDR Funeral Little White House

FDR Commemorative Ceremony on April 12
Pay respects to one of our nation’s most influential presidents at Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site. On this day in 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt suffered a fatal stroke while at his beloved Little White House in Warm Springs. Our guest speaker is Kennesaw State University President Pamela S. Whitten, and author Geraldine Hawkins will be signing "Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Story of a Father and His Daughter in the Gilded Age." Also enjoy a military band and color guard during this annual event on the lawn.

Celebrate Easter Weekend with Egg Hunts
Join us April 20 and 21 for a variety of egg hunts and Easter crafts all across Georgia. Tallulah Gorge (Tallulah Falls) is planning a special hunt just for dogs, while Indian Springs (Flovilla) has an egg hunt just for campers. Kolomoki Mounds (Blakely) will host the Easter bunny as well as Touch-a-Truck. Find more Easter programs and getaways near you.

Earth Day is April 22
Celebrate Mother Earth with an Adult Ranger class at Red Top Mountain (Acworth), tree planting at Fort McAllister (Richmond Hill), water monitoring at Fort Yargo (Winder), and several other programs across the state. Find Earth Day events near you.

Find guided hikes, kids’ crafts, archery classes and more on GaStateParks.org.


Look Who's In The News

Atlanta Journal Constitution -- 6 Atlanta spring date ideas for the budget-conscious

365 Atlanta Traveler -- 9+ Georgia State Parks With Waterfalls Begging You To Visit

ExploreGeorgia -- 8 Best Things to do at Georgia State Parks

SouthGeorgiaToday.com -- Laura S. Walker State Park: A Place To Reconnect With Nature

Albany Herald -- State park employees recognized