Piedmont Park in spring. Photo by Kimie Yates, @kimieyates
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Piedmont Park in Atlanta

10 Prime Picnic Spots in Georgia

Grab your blanket and head to these prime picnic spots in Georgia. Food just tastes better outdoors! 

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Piedmont Park in Atlanta

Piedmont Park in Atlanta

Piedmont Park has hundreds of great picnic spots, including pavilions, brickstands, tables and more. Want to grill? There are 22 grills provided throughout the park for your use and enjoyment.

Forsyth Park in Savannah
Forsyth Park in Savannah

Forsyth Park in Savannah

This beloved 30-acre park is nestled in the heart of Savannah's Landmark Historic District, making it the perfect Savannah picnic locale.

 

University of Georgia. Photo courtesy of Online Athens.
University of Georgia. Photo courtesy of Online Athens.

University of Georgia North Campus in Athens

Spread out a blanket underneath a magnolia tree or next to Legacy fountain on the historic University of Georgia campus.

Manchester Train Observation Deck in Manchester

This picnic locale was made for train enthusiasts! Each picnic table at the Manchester Train Observation Deck provides an excellent view of the North-South and East-West mainlines and comes equipped with a scanner, rail line map and electricity.

 

Augusta Canal. Photo courtesy of Georgia Tourism.
Augusta Canal

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

After walking, biking, canoeing or kayaking through the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, stake out a picnic spot for a peaceful lunch by the water.

Dodge County Public Fishing Area in Eastman

Work up an appetite while fishing the 104-acre lake at the Dodge County Public Fishing Area stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill (bream), redear sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish. Picnic areas are a short walk from the pier.

 

Help yourself to a drink of delectable water flowing from this cave, and take a tour inside.
Help yourself to a drink of delectable water flowing from this cave, and take a tour inside.

Rolater Park in Cave Spring

Enjoy a picnic lunch next to a natural limestone cave and the city’s namesake mineral spring in Rolater Park. No need to pack a beverage in your picnic basket, Cave Spring is known for its 99.9 percent pure water. Learn more about Cave Spring here.

Lake Chehaw in Albany

The Georgia Power Dam, built in 1921, forms the 1,400-acre Lake Chehaw. After canoeing Lake Chehaw, enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake in the covered picnic area.

Watson Mill Bridge. Photo courtesy of Sussman Imaging.
Watson Mill Bridge. Photo courtesy of Sussman Imaging.

Watson Mill Covered Bridge in Comer

Eat alongside the longest covered bridge in the state, which spans 229 feet across the South Fork River. Find more Georgia covered bridges here.

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Picnic shelter at Chattahoochee Bend State Park

Georgia State Parks

All 63 of Georgia's state parks and historic sites offer perfect picnic spots.

Published: April 2018
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