State Parks in the Georgia mountains
H. Stephens Historic Park
Crawfordville, GA 30631
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:
240 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd,
Dawsonville, GA 30534
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
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.
Brown State Park
2509 Bobby Brown State Park Rd.,
Elberton, GA 30635
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.
Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon State Park Rd.,
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
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
Clark State Park
2959 Mc Cormick Hwy,
Lincolnton, GA 30817
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
D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Ga. Hwy. 190,
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
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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.
Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Road,
Chatsworth, GA 30705
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.
Labor Creek State Park
P. O. Box 247,
Rutledge, GA 30663
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.
330 Hart State Park Road,
Hartwell, GA 30643
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.
H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park
2800 "Sloppy" Floyd
Summerville, GA 30747
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.
3723 Mistletoe Rd.,
Appling, GA 30802
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.
Creek State Park
3655 GA Hwy 197,
Clarkesville, GA 30523
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.
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.
Woods Conservation Area
61 Tsalaki Trail,
Helen, GA 30545
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.
740 Sprewell Bluff Road,
Thomaston, GA 30286
1372 acres. Playground, picnic
area with grills, horseshoes, volleyball, boat ramp, fishing, and 3-mile
Gorge State Park
P.O. Box 248,
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
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.
1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd.,
Lavonia, GA 30553
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.
State Park & Lodge
P. O. Box 997
Helen, GA 30545
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.
Bryant State Park
Victoria Bryant Park
1105 Bryant Park Rd.,
Royston, GA 30662
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
7485 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
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.
Mill Bridge State Park
650 Watson Mill Rd.,
Comer, GA 30629
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.