Passport, Spring Break, Renovations & Career Camp

Trouble viewing? View this email in your browser.

Find a Park     Reservations     Events     Activities

Camping at Hamburg State Park by @wanderingwknds

March 2022

Camping and Cottage Renovations

Black Rock Mountain State Park cottage cabin

Some of north Georgia’s most beloved state parks are making improvements to their campgrounds and cottages. Vogel, Cloudland Canyon and Red Top Mountain are in the process of adding some full hookups, utility upgrades, more RV pull-throughs and improved roadways. Black Rock Mountain just completed gorgeous renovations on mountaintop cottages (shown in photo), and Tugaloo is beginning construction on lakeside cottages. Check for updates on these and even more renovations across the state.

Spring Break Adventures


Take a break from the “wild life” of crowded destinations and migrate toward the “wildlife” of Georgia’s State Parks. Your family might spot a gopher tortoise on hiking trails, bald eagles soaring over lakes, or observant owls near your campsite. Stay in a cabin and enjoy geocaching, mini-golf, kayaking, ranger programs and more right outside your door. Our Canyon Climbers Club, Muddy Spokes Club and Tails on Trails Club are perfect for those who enjoy a challenge. Find your spring adventure on

New Passport


Explorers on a mission to visit all of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites have a new way of tracking their travels. The Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites has produced a keepsake passport that allows you to document your journey while exploring mountains to marshes. Inside, you’ll find photos and descriptions of more than 60 destinations, from Amicalola Falls to Wormsloe. With each flip of a page, you’ll have space to note “My Favorite Thing” and add a sticker to seal your memory. Passports are available in site gift shops, metro-Atlanta REI stores and through the Friends website.

Show Your Park Love

Retail Hat

Our new hats, t-shirts and patches let you proudly show your support for Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. You can do a little armchair shopping on – or better yet, stop by our gift shops after a day of hiking, fishing or geocaching. Annual passes to state parks and historic sites are available online as well. Proceeds help protect Georgia’s most precious places.

Career Camp for DNR

DNR employee

Do you know a teen who is interested in working in the great outdoors? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has a new program aimed at encouraging high school students to explore careers in conservation. The Georgia DNR Career Academy will be held July 17-23 at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield and Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll on Jekyll Island. High school students will have the opportunity to learn about DNR career paths and visit state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries and the coast.

Program Calendar

Find more happenings on

Swamper’s Guide to the Galaxy
– March 5, 12, 19 and 26, Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp

Spring Bird Walk – March 5, 12, 19 and 26, F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield – March 5, 12 and 18, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site in Brunswick

Archery Class – March 6, 13, 26 and 27, Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge

Crime & Punishment Hikes around the Square – March 5, 12, 19 and 26, Dahlonega Gold Museum in Dahlonega

Scottish Heritage Days – March 11-12, Fort King George Historic Site in Darien

Atl-Atl Dart Making – March 13 and 27, Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site in Cartersville

Sapelo Island Bike Tour – March 17, Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island

Backyard Birding – March 19, High Falls State Park in Jackson

Full Moon Kayaking – March 19, Laura S. Walker State Park in Waycross

Shortline Trail Outing – March 27, Tallulah Gorge State Park in Tallulah Falls

Look Who's In The News

6 Spring Outings at Georgia State Parks -- Reserve America

Georgia hikers help woman recreate cherished photograph of late mother – Fox 5 Atlanta

Scott Ludwig: Something in the water – Albany Herald

Cows Come Home celebration at Hardman Farm --

Four Favorite Suburban Hikes Near Atlanta –

Get rockin’ at Georgia’s 10th Monadnock Madness --

Fort McAllister to host Rides on River – Bryan County News

Golf Cup Hosted by Georgia's State Parks -- Golfing Georgia

Top banner photo of Hamburg State Park by @wanderingwknds. Tag us on Instagram for a chance to be featured.  #gastateparks