Tails on Trails, Spring Programs & Combo Pass

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Biking at Panola Mountain

April 2022

What Park is Your Personality?

Park Personality Quiz @discoveringduo

Are you an Adventure Enthusiast or Family Traveler? A Nature Lover or History Buff? Take our new "Which Park is Your Personality" quiz and find out which of Georgia’s State Parks are perfect for you. So far, Nature Lovers are in the lead, with Loungers close behind. While enjoying the great outdoors, tag us on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our social channels and GaStateParks.org.

Tails on Trails Club


Four-legged family members love hiking too, so bring your pups along for a tail-wagging adventure. Our Tails on Trails Club challenges you and your dog to explore 12 of 42 participating Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites to earn bragging-rights and a certificate of completion. You even get a t-shirt and your pet gets a matching bandana. No time limit applies, so you can take as long as you wish to finish. Need extra inspiration? Check out #TailsOnTrailsClub on Instagram. Photo by @chihikers.

Springtime Vacations

Paddling George L Smith State Park

Enjoy colorful wildflowers and gorgeous scenery when you spend spring break in the great outdoors. Go paddling under cypress trees, look for gopher tortoise dens along the trail and listen for owls in the evening. Stay in a cabin and enjoy geocaching, mini-golf, kayaking, ranger programs and more right outside your door. Our Park Paddlers Club, Canyon Climbers Club or Muddy Spokes Club are perfect for those who enjoy a challenge. Find your spring adventure on GaStateParks.org.

Remembering Franklin D. Roosevelt

F.D. Roosevelt Painting

On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt suffered a fatal stroke while posing for a portrait at his beloved Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. Join historians this April 12 at 11 a.m. for a commemorative ceremony on the historic site’s lawn, and on April 10 at 10 a.m., tune in to Georgia Public Broadcasting to watch “A President in our Midst: FDR in Georgia.” The film won Best Documentary and Best Film (People's Choice) at this year’s Southern Film Festival. A DVD of the film has also been distributed to Georgia’s public libraries in partnership with Georgia Humanities Council and a grant from the Rural Library Project Inc.

Save Money with New Combo Passes

Combo Pass

Annual passes not only save you money, they also encourage you to discover new getaways throughout the year. Our new combo pass package is just $85 (a $100 value). It includes a Historic Site Annual Pass, so you can travel back to colonial days at Wormsloe or learn about rice cultivation at Hofwyl-Broadfield. It also includes a ParkPass so you can enjoy free parking at Black Rock Mountain, Crooked River and more than 40 additional state parks. Buy passes online or in park offices.

Program Calendar

Find more happenings on GaStateParks.org.

White Water Watch Hike -- April 9 and 10, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls
Sunset Mountain Hike -- April 9, Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge
Primitive Tools and Weapons Day -- April 9, Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, Cartersville
Gopher Tortoise Day -- April 9, Kolomoki Mounds State Park, Blakely
Iron Pour -- April 9, Red Top Mountain State Park, Acworth
Geocaching Workshop -- April 9, Florence Marina State Park, Omaha
Full Moon Paddle -- April 15, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain
Mushrooms and Other "Fun Guys" -- April 16, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge
Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Carnival -- April 16, Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, Juliette
Springtime at the Cabin -- April 16, Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site, Dallas
Liberty Hall Candlelit Tour -- April 23, A.H. Stephens State Park, Crawfordville
Lyrids Night Sky Watch -- April 22, James H. Floyd State Park, Summerville
3 Sisters Gardening/Cherokee Farmstead -- April 23, New Echota Historic Site, Calhoun
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy -- April 23, Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo
Archaeology Day -- April 23, Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway
Springtime at Spring Place -- April 30, Chief Vann House Historic Site, Chatsworth

Look Who's In The News

The Best View in Every State -- Outside

Women Take Over Wormsloe -- Coastal Courier

SAM Shortline announces 2022 schedule – YahooNews.com

Bears, Bigfoot, and blackberries: Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp is like ‘no other place in the world’ -- Roadtrippers

Amazing views, food, experiences await at these 6 north Georgia hotels -- WSB-TV.com

Golf Cup Hosted by Georgia’s State Parks -- esoutherngolf.com

6 Creative Trips Through the Deep South  -- Deep South Magazine

Top banner photo of Panola Mountain State Park. Bike rental available. Tag us on Instagram for a chance to be featured.  #gastateparks