Super Summer Vacations, Father's Day, Passes & More

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June 2022

Super Summer Vacations

Lake beach family

What better way to celebrate summer than camping under the stars, swimming in a cool lake and kicking back in the shade? Georgia's State Parks offer a variety of affordable vacation ideas, like yurts at High Falls, lakeside cabins at Elijah Clark or spacious campsites at Kolomoki Mounds. You’ll find hiking trails, mini-golf, geocaching, ranger programs, fishing and more without ever having to leave the park. Start planning your summer getaway on

National Fishing & Boating Week

Boating at Elijah Clark State Park

From reservoirs to rivers, the abundant waters found in Georgia’s State Parks make for a true angler’s and boater’s paradise. Get out on the water during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 4 to 12, and enjoy swimming, paddling, skiing and fishing. Many parks rent boats, provide fishing docks and even offer loaner tackle. Find places to explore on

Celebrate Father’s Day Outdoors

Dad and girl fishing

For outdoorsy dads, a day in nature can be the best gift of all. With Father’s Day just around the corner on June 19, Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites make it easy to make long-lasting memories. Treat Dad to “glamping” in yurt, teeing off at a golf course, renting a canoe, or simply grilling out in the shade. Gift cards let Dad plan a cabin getaway later this summer, and ParkPasses ensure a full year of outdoor adventures. Need even more ideas? Check for geocaching, boating, bike rental, picnic shelters and more.

Passport to Adventure


Explorers on a mission to visit all of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites have a new way of tracking their travels. A keepsake passport lets you document your journey while exploring mountains to marshes. Inside the booklet, you’ll find photos and descriptions of more than 60 state parks and historic sites, from Amicalola Falls to Wormsloe. There’s even space to note “My Favorite Thing” and add a sticker to seal your memory. Passports are available in site gift shops, some metro-Atlanta REI stores and from Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Program Calendar

Junior Ranger Camps are scheduled at numerous state parks and historic sites this summer. Your little ones can join ranger-led groups or earn badges on their own schedule. Find these and more happenings on

Battle of Pickett's Mill 158th Commemoration -- June 5, Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site, Dallas

Master Naturalist Classes -- Mondays in June, Smithgall Woods State Park, Helen

Salamander Meander -- Wednesdays in June, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt -- June 10, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge

The Life of a King's Soldier -- June 12 and 26, Fort King George Historic Site, Darien

Fishing Rodeo -- June 18, Laura S. Walker State Park, Waycross

The Magnificent Magnolia Tree -- June 18, Magnolia Springs State Park, Millen

Fire Making 101 -- June 24, Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia

'Hooch Hike and Paddle -- June 25, Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Newnan

Covered Bridge History Hike -- June 26, Watson Mill Bridge State Park, Comer

Look Who's In The News

WMAZ TV Macon -- Reel in a good time at Hamburg State Park in Washington County

WTOC 11 Savannah -- Magnolia Springs State Park

On The Fly South -- Georgia’s Original Delayed Harvest Stream -- 62 or older? How does a half-price Georgia Annual ParkPass sound?

KICKS 99 -- Georgia State Parks to Add To Your “Must-See” List

The Travel -- Visit These State Parks Next Time You're In Georgia

My Open Country -- Best Camping In Georgia: Family Friendly To Remote Retreat

Conde Nast Traveler -- The Best National and State Parks in Georgia

The Travel -- These Are The 10 Most Scenic Lakes In Georgia

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