Winter Hikes, RV Show, Ways to Track Your Travels

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Tallulah Gorge in snow

January 2024

Get Ready to Explore in 2024

Black Rock Mountain State Park

When wanderlust calls, we’ll help you answer. Our newly published “Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” is available free in park offices or by calling 800-864-7275, and it’s filled with getaway ideas. Watch sunset from atop Black Rock Mountain, paddle under Spanish moss at Reed Bingham and travel back to colonial times at Wormsloe. If you love a list, pick up a Passport as well, where you can track your travels in a keepsake notebook. Make sure to save money with annual ParkPasses and Historic Site passes as you make your way across Georgia in 2024.

Quiet Hamburg State Park

Hamburg State Park by @wanderingwknds

For a mix of yesteryear with Southern hospitality, plan a trip to Hamburg State Park in middle Georgia. At just 741 acres, this tiny getaway is packed with history and charm. A campground offers 32 shaded sites along Hamburg Lake, with hot showers, water and electric hookups, and a dump station. A restored 1921 gristmill is popular with photographers, and anglers can fish for largemouth bass, crappie and bream. Nature lovers can check out the walking trails for a chance to see deer, raccoons, turtles, alligators and other wildlife that call this park home. (Photo by by @wanderingwknds.)

Winter Hikes with Quiet Beauty

Winter hiking by @mermaidd_love

Hikers may be surprised to discover the many benefits of winter hiking. With no leaves on the trees, you can see farther through the woods, appreciating unique tree shapes, small waterfalls, rock outrcrops and bark textures. It’s even easier to spot wildlife like deer. Take advantage of the slow season and you’ll be rewarded with quiet beauty and peaceful solitude. Need a few ideas? Check out these hiking trails ranging from kid-friendly to heart-pumping. (Photo by @mermaidd_love.)

Atlanta Camping & RV Show


Dreaming of your first teardrop or that top-of-the-line motorhome? Come see us at the Atlanta Camping and RV Show at the Atlanta Expo Center South in Jonesboro. Tour the latest models of your next home on wheels, then stop by our booth to pick up the 2024 Guide to Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites, plus annual passes. Our rangers can offer advice on campgrounds, fishing spots, hiking trails and more. See you there, January 25 to 28!

January 2024 Programs & Events

Our program theme for 2024 is “Tales of Scales”, with a calendar filled with activities teaching about reptiles. Learn about turtles, lizards, snakes and alligators found in Georgia. Find a complete list of programs on

Herp, Herp, Hooray – January 5, 6, 13, 19, 20 and 27, Crooked River State Park, St. Marys

Okefenokee Swamp Sunset Cruise – January 6 and 20, Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo

Snakes of North Georgia – January 6, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge

Winter Ecology Hike – January 7, Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge

Ranger with Reptiles – January 13 and 27, Magnolia Springs State Park, Millen 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Hike – January 14, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain

Hook, Line and Sinker – January 21, Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill 

Colonial Medicine – January 27, Fort King George Historic Site, Darien 

Fire Tower Trek – January 27, Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth 

Look Who's in the News

Atlanta Journal Constitution -- 8 Ways to Enjoy Ga State Parks in Cold Weather

Tailgate Talks -- F.D. Roosevelt State Park Manager Podcast

Atlanta Journal Constitution -- Georgia revamping its museum at Etowah Indian Mounds

Atlanta Journal Constitution -- Wild Georgia: Mountain vistas inspire awe and wonder

The Atlanta 100 -- Take a fall adventure with these Georgia hikes

Drivin' & Vibin' -- 5 Greatest State Park Gems in Georgia (with RV Hookups) -- 10 Hidden Gem Towns In Georgia That Should Be On Your Bucket List This Winter

Saporta Report -- Protected land around Amicalola Falls State Park triples in size -- A Walk in the Woods: All Filming Locations of The Adventure Comedy

Jackson Progress-Argus -- First Day Hikes offer a healthy way to usher in the new year at Georgia's state parks first day hikes

Moccasin Creek State Park by  @f8aaron

Moccasin Creek State Park's dock by @f8aaron
Top banner photo: Tallulah Gorge State Park in snow

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