Late-Summer Adventures: September 2021 News from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

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September 2021

Exploring Pretty James H. Floyd State Park

Marble Mine Trail

Tucked away in northwest Georgia is pretty James H. Floyd State Park, often considered a hidden gem by campers. At just 561 acres, the park is filled with ways to enjoy the great outdoors, such as fishing, kayaking, geocaching, picnicking and birding. Hikers can explore the Marble Mine Trail and a connection to the 335-mile Pinhoti Trail. Four cozy cabins are nestled on a hilltop above one of the park’s lakes, perfect for a quiet getaway.

Try Your Hand at Disc Golf

disc golf at Fort Yargo

Ready for a twist on golf? Check out our disc golf courses where you play with Frisbee-style discs rather than a ball and clubs. Holes begin from a tee area and end with a metal basket, often with trees adding extra challenges. Whoever completes each hole with the fewest throws wins. Players enjoy friendly competition, pretty scenery and good exercise. Best of all, it’s the kind of game that most ages can play together. Find disc golf courses at Cloudland CanyonFort YargoGeorgia Veterans and Richard B. Russell state parks.

Kolomoki Festival is October 9

Kolomoki Festival

Kolomoki Mounds State Park near Blakely is gearing up for its biggest event of the year. The 51st annual festival will include performances by the Bo Henry Band, an antique tractor parade, a fly-boarding performance, crafts and food vendors. You’ll learn about primitive skills such as flint knapping, hide tanning, ax throwing, archery, pottery and more while visiting one of the most significant Woodland Indian sites in the Southeast.

Your State Parks Day is September 25

Your State Parks Day

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites are inviting citizens to volunteer for a variety of projects on Saturday, September 25. All across the Peach State, outdoor enthusiasts can help with projects that aid in the preservation of our parks and natural landmarks. The statewide “Your State Parks Day” is sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the state’s natural and historical treasures. (Insider tip: Your annual Friends membership includes a ParkPass and discounts.)

Look Who's In The News

WTOC TV Savannah -- Exploring Our Parks: Jack Hill State Park

WSB TV Atlanta -- New life for the historic swimming pools of Warm Springs

WABE Closer Look with Rose Scott -- August Adventures in Georgia's State Parks, Celebrating 90 Years

Augusta Magazine -- Visit These 8 Great Georgia State Parks Close to Augusta

Mom’s Magical Miles – Georgia State Parks Junior Ranger Program

Henry County Times -- Mother and daughter explore love of camping, RVing

Lakeside News – Make the Most of Last Full Month of Summer on Lanier

USA Today 10best – Exploring the Okefenokee Swamp