Summer Camping, Ranger Programs & Dog-friendly Vacations

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August 2022

Sleeping Under the Stars

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Nothing says summer like sleeping under the stars and waking to songbirds. Whether packing a four-pound tent or piloting a 40-foot RV, campers will find the perfect site in Georgia’s State Parks. Pull-throughs make it easy to navigate larger rigs, waterfront locations offer spectacular views, and walk-in sites offer extra privacy. Cloudland Canyon, Red Top Mountain and Vogel are currently making campground improvements with upgraded utilities and easier access. Find the perfect campsite to enjoy before summer’s end. (Photo by @wanderingweekends. Tag us on Instagram for a chance to be featured! #gastateparks)

DNR Career Academy

DNR career academy student

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently held its inaugural Career Academy for high schoolers. More than 20 students learned about the agency’s mission, careers options, and what it takes to manage natural and cultural resources of the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Students shadowed staff from State Parks and Historic Sites, Wildlife Resources, Coastal Resources and Law Enforcement divisions. Learn more about DNR career opportunities and openings with State Parks and Historic Sites.

Paw-some Summer Adventures

@chihikers camping

If your four-legged best friend loves outdoor adventures, state parks are the perfect summer vacation destination. Get tails wagging by walking down a shaded trail, sniffing out new smells or splashing around in a creek. Our campgrounds and pet-friendly cabins guarantee a vacation with unlimited ways for your bestie to explore, including our Tails on Trails Club. Check out these paw-some vacation ideas before summer slips away. (Photo by @chihikers. Tag us on Instagram for a chance to be featured! #gastateparks)

Discounts on Bulk ParkPass Purchases

Fort Mountain hikers

Whether giving back to your employees or showing appreciation to a large group, Annual ParkPasses are a gift to appreciate for an entire year. Discounts are available for bulk purchases beginning at just 10 passes. The more you buy, the more you save. ParkPasses are a creative alternative to gym memberships or fitness classes as well. Whether your company is near Atlanta, Savannah, Macon, Albany or Statesboro, there is a Georgia State Park less than an hour from you.

Program Calendar

Trees are a part of nearly every park adventure, from campfire programs, to guided hikes, to learning how to make a dugout canoe. Our program theme for 2022 is “Turn Over a New Leaf,” and our calendar is filled with arbor-themed activities. Find these and more happenings on

Ranger-led Nature Trail Tour – August 5, Reed Bingham State Park, Adel

Campfire and S’mores – Fridays in August, Mistletoe State Park, Appling

Orienteering Basics – August 5, Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Paddle Under the Perseids – August 12, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge

Tree Identification Hike – August 13, Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Martin’s Mine Hike – August 13, Smithgall Woods State Park, Helen
Adventure Glamping Weekend – August 19 – 21, Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersville
Junior Fishing Rodeo – August 27, Indian Springs State Park, Flovilla
Herpetology Hike in the Swamp – August 27, Stephen C. Foster State Park, Okefenokee Swamp

Look Who's In The News

Magnolia Springs Offers Nature and History -- WMAZ 13 Macon

Why You Should Pick a State Park Over a National One This Summer — Travel and Leisure

Three Nationally-Ranked Georgia State Parks Offer Easy Gas-Saving Get-Aways – Newsbreak

Camping with Sarah at Skidaway Island State Park -- WTOC TV Savannah

Learning about Fort Morris’ history on the July 4th – WTOC-TV Savannah

Amicalola Falls State Park breaks ground on new visitors center – Dawson News

9 unique things to do in and around North Georgia Mountains – WSB-TV Atlanta

The Best Natural Swimming Holes in Every Southern State  -- Southern Living

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