April 2021 News from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

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Magnolia Springs State Park

April 2021

Tails on Trails Club is Waggin’ Good Time

Tails on Trails Club

Dogs need exercise too, so sign up your four-legged best friend for our Tails on Trails Club.  Membership comes with a t-shirt for you and a bandana for your dog, so you'll both go exploring in style. You’ll also get a checklist to keep track of your progress as you hike more than a dozen state parks across Georgia. There’s no rush to finish the quest; Bailey can stop and sniff all along the way! Dogs must be kept on a leash, and pet-friendly accommodations are available at most Georgia State Parks.

Indian Springs State Park

Indian Springs State Park

Centrally located in middle Georgia, Indian Springs is thought to be the oldest state park in the United States. For centuries, Creek Indians collected the mineral-rich water for its healing qualities, and today’s guests still bring empty jugs to fill at the historic Spring House. Visitors can also enjoy lake fishing, wading in Sandy Creek, walking nature trails or biking to nearby Dauset Trails. Cottages and campsites can be reserved for relaxing getaways. (Insider Tip: the park's Idlewilde Event Center is the perfect spot for a lakeside wedding or reunion.)

Earth Day is April 22

F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Celebrate our gorgeous and diverse planet by spending time with Mother Nature. A few state parks are hosting Earth Day celebrations and volunteer projects, like a ranger-led hike at F.D. Roosevelt State Park or installing bat houses at Mistletoe State Park. Prefer more solitude? Plan your own outing to appreciate nature with a picnic or paddle. Find outdoor activities, cabins and more on GaStateParks.org.

Spring Weather Welcomes You Outdoors

High Falls State Park yurt

Take time to enjoy colorful wildflowers, cheerful songbirds and warm breezes this spring. Make a cozy cabin your base camp for a week of fishing, hiking or kayaking somewhere you’ve never been before. Go glamping in a yurt at High Falls, celebrate the 300th anniversary of British Fort King George, or tee off at Jack Hill's golf course. State park cabins, campsites and yurts offer a range of accommodations for all budgets, making it convenient to stay several days. Check out these ideas for more outdoor fun.

Passes Good for 12 Months from Purchase


Annual passes for state parks, historic sites, equestrian trails and golf courses can be purchased on GaStateParks.org and are good for 12 months from the purchase date. Passes give you a year filled with hiking, fishing, horseback riding and even traveling back in time, encouraging you to explore more often. Prices vary, so check GaStateParks.org for details and senior discounts. Looking for corporate gifts or wellness incentives? Bulk discounts are available for ParkPasses.