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25 Things to Do at Georgia's State Parks

Georgia's 63 state parks and historic sites offer so many activities it can be hard to decide where to begin.

  • Wormsloe State Historic Site

    Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah, Georgia

    Photo by Scott Moore. Submitted via Facebook.

This bucket list includes items for adventurers, historians, sportsmen, academics and nature lovers. What's on your list?
 

  1. Hike Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon, otherwise known as Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area.
    Photo Credit: Eric Albright Photography
     
  2. Learn archery at Panola Mountain State Park.

     
  3. Stroll the Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant State Park.

     
  4. Look for gopher tortoises at Reed Bingham State Park.
    Fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and bream is excellent in the 375-acre lake at Reed Bingham State Park. - GDEcD Photography

     
  5. Pretend to defend the colony at Fort King George Historic Site.

     
  6. Discover coastal birds at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site.

     
  7. Picnic where a president pondered at F. D. Roosevelt State Park.

     
  8. Hike to the mill ruins at Sweetwater Creek State Park.
    Tails on Trails at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs

     
  9. Explore the caves at Cloudland Canyon State Park.
    Candy Cook

     
  10. Collect trading cards at the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site.
    Dahlonega Gold Museum. Photo by Morgan Lytle. Submitted via Facebook.

     
  11. March the Trail of Tears at New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site.
    Photo Credit: Douglas W. Reynolds, Jr.
     
  12. Watch iron being poured at Red Top Mountain State Park.
    Red Top Mountain Iron Hill Trail - Eric Champlin

     
  13. Become a Canyon Climber at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

     
  14. Solve puzzles to unlock history on a GeoTour at Wormsloe State Historic Site.
    Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah, Georgia - Photo by Scott Moore. Submitted via Facebook.


     
  15. Ride the rails on SAM Shortline Excursion Train.


     
  16. Camp with your horse at Hard Labor Creek State Park.
    Hard Labor Creek State Park comes alive with color each Fall

     
  17. Climb in the trees at Panola Mountain State Park.
    Tree climbing with Field Trips with Sue in Panola Mountain State Park - Photo by Lesli Peterson

     
  18. Join the Muddy Spokes Club at Fort Mountain State Park.

     
  19. Take a newbie camping at James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park.

     
  20. Kayak whitewater at Tallulah Gorge State Park.
    Rushing water in Tallulah Falls, Georgia

     
  21. Study the night sky at Mistletoe State Park.
    Mistletoe State Park

     
  22. Commune with alligators at Stephen C. Foster State Park.

     
  23. Hear stories of the CCC Boys at Vogel State Park.
    JMC Artistic Photography


     
  24. Pay your respects at the Kolomoki Mounds State Park.

     
  25. Stargaze at Stephen C. Foster State Park.
    Photo Credit: Rena Johns

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