June 2021 News from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

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Fishing at Magnolia Springs

June 2021

Summer Staycations

swimming beach at Don Carter

Nothing says “summer” like lazy days on the water. Dozens of Georgia State Parks have places to cool off, like the swimming beaches at Hard Labor Creek and Elijah Clark, the splash pads at Magnolia Springs and Jack Hill, or the cool creeks at Victoria Bryant and Watson Mill Bridge. Stay a few days in a cozy cabin or shaded campsite and you’ll have fun-filled swimming spots right outside your door. Check GaStateParks.org for reservations and places to cool off during Georgia summers, and stay safe by following these SPLASH tips.

Make Memories this Father’s Day, June 20

Cabin cookout at James H. Floyd State Park

For outdoorsy dads, fresh air and adventure are often the best gift of all. With Father’s Day just around the corner, Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites make it easy to share the gift of heartwarming memories. Ideas include “glamping” in a yurt, teeing off at a golf course, the annual Senior Fishing Rodeo at A.H. Stephens, or simply grilling out in the shade. Gift cards let Dad plan a cabin getaway later this summer, and ParkPasses ensure a year of outdoor adventures. Need even more ideas? Check GaStateParks.org for fishing, geocaching, boating, bike rental, picnic shelters and more.

A Look Inside Roosevelt’s Little White House

Little White House portrait exhibit

Nestled in the hills of Warm Springs sits the modest vacation home of a monumental leader. President Franklin D. Roosevelt first came to Georgia seeking spring-water therapy for polio. He built his Little White House in 1932, which is now one of the state’s most visited historic sites. New exhibits include artist studies from the “Unfinished Portrait” that the president was posing for when he suffered a fatal stroke, as well as a temporary exhibit about World War II and holocaust survivors. The Pools Complex museum has been recently refurbished, and a new video gives a peek inside FDR’s homes. Roosevelt’s Little White House is open daily and guided tours are available by reservation.

National Fishing and Boating Week

Jack Hill State Park fishing

Ready to hit the water? National Fishing and Boating Week is June 5 – 13, and Georgia is filled with places to celebrate. Tugaloo, Seminole and Mistletoe are just some of the state parks on major lakes. High Falls is known for exceptional bass fishing, and Smithgall Woods offers exclusive catch-and-release fly fishing. Many state parks offer kayak, canoe and jon boat rental, as well as fishing tackle loaners. Find lakeside cabins and campsites, buy a fishing license, and learn more about fishing and boating in Georgia – including how to stay safe on the water.

Passes Good for 12 Months from Purchase

horse trail at Hard Labor Creek

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. Looking for corporate gifts or wellness incentives? Bulk discounts are available for ParkPasses.

Look Who’s In The News

Three Things to Know About Visiting Georgia State Parks this Summer – WSB TV Atlanta

Georgia's Top Five Summer Relaxation Destinations – Forbes.com

Things to Do at James H Floyd State Park in Summerville -- Blue Ridge Mountain Travel Guide

Camping with Kids – SimplyBuckhead.com

Len Foote Hike Inn -- Weather Channel Highway Thru Hell

The 10 best hikes in Georgia -- Lonely Planet

Top US Spots to Visit in Your RV this Summer – MSN.com