Cabin at Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Georgia. Photo by @vikram_skhangarot

Cabin at Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Georgia. Photo by @vikram_skhangarot

Surprising Cabin Getaways at Georgia State Parks

From a cabin tucked quietly into North Georgia mountain woods to a cottage perfectly perched to catch a coastal breeze, there’s something about a change of scenery to lift your spirits. And when you’re situated near all the activities at Georgia State Parks, you get a vacation like no other. Create your next unforgettable vacation at one of these eight surprising places to stay at Georgia State Parks.

Burnham House Cottage at General Coffee State Park in Nicholls, Georgia

Historic Home at General Coffee State Park in Nicholls

The elegantly decorated three-bedroom Burnham House is a romantic country retreat inside General Coffee State Park. Sip coffee in a rocking chair on the porch, say hello to the park’s farm animals, and stroll scenic nature trails. In the evening, soak in the clawfoot tub or cozy up to a warm fire.

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Cabin at Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill, Georgia

Marshside Cabins at Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill

Beautifully decorated two-bedroom cabins sit on stilts above palm trees and saltmarsh at Fort McAllister State Park. Nestled among giant live oaks and Spanish moss, the cabin’s screened porches are perfect places to relax and enjoy the coastal breeze. You’re a short drive from saltwater fishing and intracoastal boating, and Savannah is less than an hour away.

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Cabin at Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Georgia. Photo by @vikram_skhangarot

Cabins at Vogel State Park in Blairsville

Photo by @vikram_skhangarot

Generations of park lovers have grown up renting the quaint cabins at Vogel State Park, one of the first state parks in Georgia. Surrounded by outstanding hiking trails and a small mountain lake, the one- and two-bedroom cabins at Vogel were built in the 1930s and have retained their historic charm while sporting new amenities.

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Lakeside cabin at F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Cabins at F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain

Historic one-bedroom stone cabins at F.D. Roosevelt State Park, the largest state park in Georgia, were built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. They sit atop Pine Mountain, offering views of rolling mountains. The park also has two-bedroom cottages available, too.

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Smithgall Woods State Park in Helen, Georgia

Mountain Cabins at Smithgall Woods State Park in Helen

Treat yourself to an elegant mountain retreat at Smithgall Woods State Park near Helen. The park features six private cabins, some with hot tubs and others sitting right above babbling Dukes Creek. Enjoy hiking and fly fishing right outside your cabin door.

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Wine barrel cabins at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia

Wine Barrel Cabins at Unicoi State Park in Helen

For a truly unique experience, sleep in cabins made from retired wine barrels at Unicoi State Park in Helen. Remarkable in nearly every way, the one- or two-bedroom barrel cabins come with full kitchens, living areas, and porches overlooking the grounds. Located near Unicoi Lake with easy access to trails, these cabins are the ultimate can’t-miss experience at Georgia State Parks.

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Suwannee River Eco-Lodge in Fargo, Georgia

Remote Cottages Near the Okefenokee in Fargo

Sleep just outside the famous Okefenokee Swamp when you stay at the Suwannee River Eco-Lodge nature retreat in Fargo. Surrounded by pine-scented forest, it offers exceptional privacy and 10 comfortable one- or two-bedroom cottages for individuals as well as groups. Visit near-by Stephen C. Foster State Park where you can take ranger-led boat tours to look for alligators, bobcats, racoons, deer, owls, and more swamp wildlife.

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Inside a yurt at High Falls State Park in Jackson, Georgia

Yurt Villages at 6 State Parks

Take camping to a whole new level with "glamping" yurts. These canvas and wood tent-cabins have beds inside, a picnic table and grill outside, a relaxing porch, and hot showers are a short walk away. You’ll find yurt villages at Cloudland Canyon, Red Top Mountain, High Falls, Fort Yargo, Tugaloo and Sweetwater Creek state parks. Boaters will especially enjoy those at Tugaloo on Lake Hartwell.

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Published: July 2020