February 2021 News from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

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February 2021

“Wander-Full” Spring Break Ideas

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With an assortment of accommodations and wide-open space to wander, Georgia's State Parks are the perfect "home base" for Spring Break vacations. Check out these seven suggestions for a memorable getaway, ranging from stargazing in the Okefenokee Swamp to "glamping" in a heated yurt. Travel back in time at Fort King George where you can celebrate the 300th anniversary of Georgia’s first British colonial fort. Or join the Canyon Climbers Club to get your heart pumping at Tallulah Gorge and Providence Canyon. Find more spring break ideas.

Cozy Cabins at Hard Labor Creek

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Over the past few years, Hard Labor Creek State Park has been renovating all cottages, and they just completed the last two: 13 and 14. Dog-friendly cottages are now 6, 7, 17 and 19. Just east of Atlanta, the park is a convenient getaway for winter birding, equestrian adventures, single-track biking or just kicking back by the fire. Golfers can enjoy stay-and-play packages at The Creek Golf Course. Park rangers offer occasional programs and can even customize outings.

Roomy Ideas for Family Reunions


We know it can be challenging to plan a reunion where everyone can safely gather during this time. Georgia’s State Parks offer a variety of facilities where you can find plenty of space, from open-air picnic shelters to large group shelters. Idlewilde Event Center at Indian Springs State Park is an especially spacious choice, with a bright ballroom and large lakeside porch. When you gather in our parks, everyone can stay overnight in their own cabin, lodge room, campsite or yurt -- and you'll find hiking, fishing, golf and more right outside your door.

Inaugural Golf Cup Includes Prize Trip

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The inaugural Georgia State Parks Golf Cup kicks off February 20 and runs through April 3. The four-person scramble allows teams to choose from eight state park courses to play. The championship is set for May 7 at Arrowhead Pointe near Elberton, and the winning team gets a golf vacation at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris. Teams can sign up on GaStateParks.org/GolfCup

2021 Travel Guide and Passes Available

2021 Park Guide

Our “2021 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” helps you plan spring break, romantic retreats and even summer vacations. The booklet is filled with tips on the best hiking trails and fishing spots, as well as cabins and campsites. Call 770-389-7286 for your free copy. Frequent visitors may want to purchase an Annual ParkPass ($50) that provides free parking at more than 40 state parks. Love stepping into the past? Our Historic Site Pass ($25 - $50) covers admission fees at 15 sites such as Dahlonega Gold Museum. (Save even more at select historic sites with free admission for overnight guests.)

Look Who's In the News

GetawaysForGrownups.com -- Fort King George Celebrates 300th Anniversary of Georgia’s Founding

Sky963/WRBN-FM -- Bark in the Park with Man's Best Friend

Mom's Magical Miles -- Georgia State Parks Printable Checklist

MSN -- Beautiful spots to visit in your RV this winter

365 Atlanta Traveler -- 125+ Best Places For Hiking In Georgia [Kids & Beginners]

The Daily Tribune News – Georgia State ParkPasses and Travel Guide Help You Explore in 2021

Golf Coast Magazine – Georgia State Parks 2021 Golf Cup

Green Global Travel – The 15 Best State Parks in Georgia

Augusta Magazine -- Head to Blairsville, Georgia, For a Socially-Distanced Mountain Getaway