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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.

  • Providence Canyon State Park Outdoor Activities

    Providence Canyon is Georgia's own "little Grand Canyon"

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.
     
  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.
     
  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.
     
  9. Explore the caves at Cloudland Canyon State Park.
     
  10. Collect trading cards at the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site.
     
  11. March the Trail of Tears at New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site.
     
  12. Watch iron being poured at Red Top Mountain State Park.
     
  13. Become a Canyon Climber at Tallulah Gorge State Park.
     
  14. Solve puzzles to unlock history on a GeoTour at Wormsloe State Historic Site.
     
  15. Ride the rails on SAM Shortline Excursion Train.
     
  16. Camp with your horse at Hard Labor Creek State Park.
     
  17. Climb in the trees at Panola Mountain State Park.
     
  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.
     
  21. Study the night sky at Mistletoe State Park.
     
  22. Commune with alligators at Stephen C. Foster State Park.
     
  23. Hear stories of the CCC Boys at Vogel State Park.
     
  24. Pay your respects at the Kolomoki Mounds State Park.
     
  25. Earn a Junior Ranger badge at Georgia Veterans State Park.

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