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A. H. Stephens Historic Park

456 Alexandar,
Crawfordville, GA 30631
(706) 456-2602

1161 acres. 25 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer campsites, 4 cottages, 12-mile horseback riding trails, Jr. Olympic pool, picnic shelter, hiking trails, ADA accessible trail, fishing lake, fishing and pedal boat rentals, and private boats allowed: motor limits.

 

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge

240 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd,
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Reservations
(800) 864-7275
Park Office
(706) 265-4703
Park Fax
(706) 265-4705

The park consists of more than 2,050 acres of mostly hardwood forest surrounding the waterfall. All seasons are beautiful at Amicalola with an abundance of wildflowers in the spring and summer including dogwood, mountain laurel and rhododendron. The fall season offers brilliant colors in the autumn forest. The winter months hold a special magic as the deer and wild animals seek refuge in the park. The park adjoins the 741,000 acre Chattahoochee National Forest. As one of the seven wonders of Georgia, Amicalola Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. It tumbles southwest through a cove of Amicalola Mountain and forms part of the Amicalola Creek watershed.

Black Rock Mountain State Park

P.O. Drawer A,
Mountain City, GA 30562
(706) 746-2141

Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. with an elevation of 3,640 feet along the Eastern Continental Divide. Consiting of 1738 acres,the mountain is named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored Metamorphic rock. The many overlooks along the hiking trails gives you a birds eye view of the Southern Appalachians.

48 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, 12 walk-in sites, 4 backcountry campsites, 10 cottages, 2 picnic shelters, 17-acre lake, visitor center, and 11 miles of hiking trails.

Bobby Brown State Park

2509 Bobby Brown State Park Rd.,
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 213-2046

665 acres. 61 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, 2 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, fishing, boat ramp, dock, private boats allowed, water-skiing, 70,000-acre lake, canoe and fishing boat rentals, swimming pool and concessions, and 1.9-mile hiking trail.

Cloudland Canyon State Park

122 Cloudland Canyon State Park Rd.,
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
(706) 657-4050

3485 acres. 73 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, 30 walk-in sites, 12 back country campsites, 16 cottages, group lodge, 6 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, pool, disc golf, tennis, 6.5 backpacking trail, waterfalls trail, and 2-mile and 4.5-mile hiking trails

Elijah Clark State Park

2959 Mc Cormick Hwy,
Lincolnton, GA 30817
(706) 359-3458

447 acres. 165 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, 20 cottages, 5 picnic shelters, 2 group shelters, miniature golf, lake, 4 boat ramps, private boats allowed, water-skiing, fishing lake, swimming beach, log cabin museum and 3.75-mile hiking trail.

F. D. Roosevelt State Park

2970 Ga. Hwy. 190,
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
(706) 663-4858
Stables 1-877-696.4613 or
(706) 628-7463

9047 acres. 140 tent, RV and trailer sites, group campsites, pioneer and primitive campsites, 22 cottages, 2 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, trading post, horseback riding stables, horse rentals, 20-mile horseback riding trail, 2 lakes, dock, fishing boats for rent, fishing lake, swimming pool and beach, and 37 miles of hiking and backpacking trails.

Fort Mountain State Park

181 Fort Mountain Park Road,
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 695-2621

Located on 3551 acres, Fort Mountain State Park lies in the Chattahoochee National Forest near the Cohutta Wilderness area. An ancient 855-foot-long rock wall believed to have been built by Indians for ancient ceremonies or defence looms at the top of the mountain.

70 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, primitive campsites, 6 squirrel's nest campsites, 4 walk-in sites, 15 cottages, 7 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, 17-acre lake with swimming beach, pedal and fishing boat rentals, miniature golf, 30-mile mountain bike trail (fee), 14 miles of hiking trails, and 37 miles of horseback riding trails.

Hard Labor Creek State Park

P. O. Box 247,
Rutledge, GA 30663
(706) 557-3001

5804 acres. 51 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, 12 equestrian camp sites, 30 horse stalls and riding ring, 20 cottages, 4 picnic shelters, 2 group shelters, golf course and pro shop, 2 lakes, fishing, canoe, pedal and fishing boats for rent, swimming beach and bath house, 22-mile horseback riding trails, and 24.5 miles of hiking trails.

Hart State Park

330 Hart State Park Road,
Hartwell, GA 30643
(706) 376-8756

147 acres. 78 tent, RV and trailer sites, 16 walk-in sites, 5 cottages, picnic sites, 3 picnic shelters, cricket theater, lake, 2 boat ramps, swimming beach, canoe and pedal boat rentals, and 1.5 miles of bicycle and hiking trails.

James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park

2800 "Sloppy" Floyd Lake Rd.,
Summerville, GA 30747
(706) 857-0826

561 acres. 25 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, 4 cottages, 4 picnic shelters, 2 playgrounds, 2 lakes, boardwalk, handicapped pier, 2 boat ramps (for electric motors only), 2 fishing docks, private boats allowed, limits on motors, fishing and pedal boats for rent, and 4 miles of hiking trails.

At the base of Taylor Ridge. It was named for a Georgia state representative who served in the legislature from 1953 until his death in 1974. Two fishing lakes have wooden porch swings along their shorelines where visitors can sit and relax. Trails circle each lake. Rental boats are available and private boats are welcome. Only rowing, paddling, or trolling motors are permitted. The lakes are stocked with channel catfish, bream, and bass and are open for fishing year-round. The park has a program of wildflower planting and an ongoing program for restoring the bluebird population.

Mistletoe State Park

3723 Mistletoe Rd.,
Appling, GA 30802
(706) 541-0321

1972 acres. 92 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer camping, 4 walk-in sites, camper cabin, 10 cottages, 4 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, canoe and fishing boat rentals, 72,000-acre lake, 3 boat ramps, fishing accessible dock, swimming beach, 12-mile bicycle and hiking trails, and 3.5-mile backpacking trails.

Moccasin Creek State Park

3655 GA Hwy 197,
Clarkesville, GA 30523
(706) 947-3194

Moccasin Creek is on 32 acres and is on the shores of 2,800-acre Lake Burton.. 54 tent, RV and trailer sites, 1 picnic shelter, playground, wheelchair accessible fishing pier, lake, boat dock and ramp, canoe rental, 1-mile non-game interpretive trail with wildlife observation tower, and 2-mile Hemlock Falls hiking trails. Many easily assessable spots for the handicapped and elderly.

Richard B. Russell State Park

2650 Russell State Park Rd.,
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 213-2045 -

2241 acres. 28 tent, RV and trailer sites, 10 cottages, 3 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, disc golf, lake, canoe and pedal boat rental, rowing area, fishing and boat ramps, water-skiing, rowing, canoe and pedal boat rentals, swimming beach, volleyball, and 6 miles of bicycle and hiking trails.

Smithgall Woods Conservation Area

61 Tsalaki Trail,
Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-3087

On 5592 acres, Smithgall Woods State Park was acquired by the state in 1994 as from the conservationist Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. With Dukes Creek running through the property and Duke Creeks falls nearby great trout fishing abounds. The Lodge at Smithgall Woods is a comfortable retreat with 14 bedrooms and baths. Smithgall Woods Conservation Area was acquired by the state in 1994 as a gift-purchase from Charles A. Smithgall, Jr., a noted conservationist and businessman.

Pioneer camping, lodge, 4 picnic shelters, visitor center, wildlife viewing stands and food plots, trout fishing (reservations required), hunting, wildlife viewing stands and food plots, environmental education activities, and 22-miles bicycle and hiking trails. Shuttle service and guided tours are offered only on certain days of the week.


Sprewell Bluff Park

740 Sprewell Bluff Road,
Thomaston, GA 30286
(706) 646-6026

1372 acres. Playground, picnic area with grills, horseshoes, volleyball, boat ramp, fishing, and 3-mile hiking trail.

Tallulah Gorge State Park

P.O. Box 248,
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
(706) 754-7970

710 acres. 50 tent, RV and trailer sites, primitive camping, 2 picnic shelters, interpretive center, gorge overlooks, suspension bridge, tennis courts, 63-acre lake with beach, swimming, fishing, and 20 miles of bicycle and hiking trails.

Tugaloo State Park

1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd.,
Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 356-4362

393 acres. 108 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer campsites, 5 primitive campsites, 20 cottages, 7 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, tennis courts, miniature golf, volleyball, horseshoes, canoe rentals, 2 boat ramps, fishing lake, swimming beach and bath house, and 4 miles of hiking trails.

Unicoi State Park & Lodge

P. O. Box 997
Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-3982

On 1023 acres and just two miles from Helen, Unicoi State Park is a different world where people can get away from it all and experience first hand the beauties and wonders of nature. The Parks many programs offer a focus on natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources. Families can enjoy hiking and biking on scenic mountain trails, leading to Helen and Anna Ruby Falls. Numerous picnic tables are located throughout the park. Facilities in the park include a Conference Center and Lodge.

82 tent, RV and trailer sites, 32 walk-in sites, squirrel's nest camping, 100 lodging rooms, 30 cottages, 7 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, 4 tennis courts, canoe and pedal boat rentals, 53-acre lake and swimming beach, accessible fishing dock, beach house, 8-mile mountain bike trail, and 12 miles of hiking trails.

Victoria Bryant State Park

Victoria Bryant Park
1105 Bryant Park Rd.,
Royston, GA 30662
(706) 245-6270

475 acres. 25 tent, RV and trailer sites, 8 walk-in campsites, pioneer campsites, 6 picnic shelters, golf course and pro shop, 3 playgrounds, fishing pond open to campers and disabled visitors only, swimming pool, and 8 miles of bicycle and hiking trails.

Vogel State Park

7485 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-2628

233 acres. 85 tent, RV and trailer sites, 18 walk-in campsites, pioneer and primitive campsites, 35 cottages, 4 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, CCC museum, general store, miniature golf, 20-acre lake, pedal boat rental, swimming beach, and 17 miles of backpacking and hiking trails.

Georgia's second oldest and most popular state park. Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the heart of Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest. Created by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Vogel is perhaps the most enduring monument to the Corps efforts in the state. Some of the best hiking trails in the eastern United States are located in or near the park.

Watson Mill Bridge State Park

650 Watson Mill Rd.,
Comer, GA 30629
(706) 783-5349

1018 acres, 21 tent, RV and trailer sites, pioneer campsites, 3 picnic shelters, 1 group shelter, lake, covered bridge, 5-acre mill pond, canoe and pedal boat rentals, fishing lake, 14 miles horseback riding trails, camping areas and stalls, (no horse rentals), 5-mile bicycle trails, and 7 miles of hiking trails.

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