July 4th, Sapelo Island for Couples, Chattahoochee Bend Cabins & More

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Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

July 2019

Celebrate July 4th in Georgia’s Great Outdoors

July 4th at Liberty Bell Pool

From cookouts to campouts, we’ll help you celebrate Independence Day in a big way. You’ll find old-timey games and musket firings, plus pools, splash pads and swimming beaches to keep you cool. Visit Jarrell Plantation to hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon, or join guided hikes at Panola Mountain to watch area fireworks from the mountaintop. (Do firecrackers send your dog running for cover? Georgia’s State Parks are a good place to celebrate the 4th since fireworks are not allowed inside state parks.) Find more Independence Day Celebrations.

Find Summer Adventures & Save on Camping


Let this be the action-packed summer you remember forever. Most Georgia State Parks rent equipment such as stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, bicycles, fishing boats, archery bows and even disc golf equipment. Want to try a new sport? Check out the new FootGolf course at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park near Reidsville. For a heart-pumping, two-wheeled workout, join our Muddy Spokes Club. Find your outdoor adventure. Want to save money this summer? Stay overnight with us in July and you’ll get 50% off camping during August.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park Cabins

Chattahoochee Bend State Park cabin

Located in a graceful bend of the river, Chattahoochee Bend State Park is a haven for paddlers and anglers. At 2,910 acres, it’s one of Georgia’s largest state parks, protecting five miles of river frontage and six miles of wooded trails. The park has just three rental cabins, plus a modern campground. On July 6, join their Hike-and-Paddle excursion where you’ll hike 5.5 miles up the river trail, then float back down to the boat ramp. Find more ranger-led programs like scavenger hunts.

Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend

Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island

Here’s a rare chance to explore the magic of Sapelo Island and stay in the historic Reynolds Mansion. On the weekend of July 19 – 21, you can go kayaking, birding, fishing, hiking, biking and more on this minimally developed barrier island. Normally, the Reynolds Mansion is reserved just for groups. The weekend is all-inclusive (except ferry) and open to just 20 guests. Call 912-485-2299 to reserve your room. Rates are $598 plus tax per person or $1,175 plus tax per couple.

Upcoming Events

Find more events on our calendar and individual park web pages.

July – Beyond Rosie - Women in World War II Temporary Exhibit, Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site, Warm Springs

July 6 – Tortoise Tails and Ultraviolet Night Hike, Magnolia Springs State Park, Millen

July 13 – Birding by Boat, Seminole State Park, Donalsonville

July 13 – Creek Crawl, Victoria Bryant State Park, Royston

July 21 – Women’s Wilderness Day, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls

July 27 – Civil War Medicine, Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Look Who's In the News

WSAV3 Savannah – FootGolf at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park

NationalGeographic.com -- 10 perfect ways to cool off in the U.S.

ExploreGeorgia.org -- 6 Best Reasons to Explore Georgia State Parks this Summer

HeardCitizen.com -- Explore Mother Nature with Man’s Best Friend

Columbia County Magazine -- Pinball Paddling