List of Georgia state parks

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Georgia State Parks Dept. seal, ca. 1939

This is a list of state parks in Georgia. The park system of the US state of Georgia was founded in 1931 with Indian Springs State Park and Vogel State Park. Indian Springs has been operated by the state as a public park since 1825, making it perhaps the oldest state park in the United States. The newest state park is Don Carter.[1]

Since the economic crash of 2008, Georgia has halved the budget for the Division of State Parks and Historic Sites and turned over the management of five of the parks to Coral Hospitality, a Florida-based hotel and resort management company. The five parks are Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge, Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge, Georgia Veterans State Park, and George T. Bagby State Park.[2]

State parks

Park name County or counties Size Location Water body(s) Image
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A.H. Stephens State Park Washington 1,177 476 33°33′44.16″N 82°53′44.56″W / 33.5622667°N 82.8957111°W / 33.5622667; -82.8957111 Alexander Stevens State Park Lake Stephens Monument.JPG
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge Dawson 829 335 34°34′34.11″N 84°14′10.5″W / 34.5761417°N 84.236250°W / 34.5761417; -84.236250 Amicalola Falls Amicalola Falls 01.jpg
Black Rock Mountain State Park Rabun 1,743 705 34°54′34″N 83°24′55″W / 34.90944°N 83.41528°W / 34.90944; -83.41528 Black Rock Lake Black Rock Mountain State Park view, August 2017 1.jpg
Chattahoochee Bend State Park[3] Coweta 2,910 1,180 33°25′58.05″N 84°59′10.13″W / 33.4327917°N 84.9861472°W / 33.4327917; -84.9861472 Chattahoochee River
Cloudland Canyon State Park Dade 3,488 1,412 34°48′57.96″N 85°29′21.12″W / 34.8161000°N 85.4892000°W / 34.8161000; -85.4892000 Hemlock Falls Cloudland Waterfall 2.jpg
Crooked River State Park Camden 500 200 30°50′35″N 81°33′29″W / 30.84306°N 81.55806°W / 30.84306; -81.55806 Intracoastal Waterway
Don Carter State Park[1] Hall 1,316 533 34°23′5.44″N 83°44′35.68″W / 34.3848444°N 83.7432444°W / 34.3848444; -83.7432444 Lake Lanier
Elijah Clark State Park Lincoln 447 181 33°51′16.2″N 82°25′10.54″W / 33.854500°N 82.4195944°W / 33.854500; -82.4195944 Clarks Hill Lake
F. D. Roosevelt State Park Harris, Meriwether 9,049 3,662 32°49′55″N 84°48′29″W / 32.83194°N 84.80806°W / 32.83194; -84.80806 Dowdell knob.JPG
Florence Marina State Park Stewart 173 70 32°5′26.88″N 85°2′35.99″W / 32.0908000°N 85.0433306°W / 32.0908000; -85.0433306 100px
Fort McAllister State Park Bryan 1,725 698 31°53′28″N 81°11′46″W / 31.89111°N 81.19611°W / 31.89111; -81.19611 Ogeechee River & Atlantic Ocean GA Richmond Hill Fort McAllister inside01.jpg
Fort Mountain State Park Murray 3,712 1,502 34°45′39.3″N 84°42′25.8″W / 34.760917°N 84.707167°W / 34.760917; -84.707167 Fort Mountain Lake Fort mountain, Georgia wall 2016.JPG
Fort Yargo State Park Barrow 1,816 735 33°58′10.64″N 83°43′46.6″W / 33.9696222°N 83.729611°W / 33.9696222; -83.729611 Fort Yargo Lake Fort Yargo State Park lake view.jpg
General Coffee State Park Coffee 1,511 611 31°31′26.4″N 82°46′1.2″W / 31.524000°N 82.767000°W / 31.524000; -82.767000 17 04 035 general coffee.jpg
George L. Smith State Park Emanuel 1,634 661 32°33′43.2″N 82°6′46.8″W / 32.562000°N 82.113000°W / 32.562000; -82.113000 Parish Pond GLSmith-SP Entrance.jpg
George T. Bagby State Park Clay 700 280 31°39′57.6″N 85°3′25.2″W / 31.666000°N 85.057000°W / 31.666000; -85.057000 Walter F. George Lake
Georgia Veterans State Park Crisp 1,308 529 31°57′23″N 83°54′58″W / 31.95639°N 83.91611°W / 31.95639; -83.91611 Lake Blackshear
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park Tattnall 662 268 32°5′31.51″N 82°8′9.61″W / 32.0920861°N 82.1360028°W / 32.0920861; -82.1360028 Altamaha River
Hamburg State Park Warren 741 300 33°12′28.37″N 82°47′20.05″W / 33.2078806°N 82.7889028°W / 33.2078806; -82.7889028 Hamburg Mill Pond
Hard Labor Creek State Park Morgan 5,804 2,349 33°39′49.88″N 83°36′22.15″W / 33.6638556°N 83.6061528°W / 33.6638556; -83.6061528 Hard Labor Creek
Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area Hart 147 59 34°22′35.16″N 82°54′38.4″W / 34.3764333°N 82.910667°W / 34.3764333; -82.910667 Lake Hartwell
High Falls State Park Monroe 1,050 420 33°10′44.31″N 84°1′10.73″W / 33.1789750°N 84.0196472°W / 33.1789750; -84.0196472 Towaliga River
Indian Springs State Park Butts 528 214 33°14′38″N 83°55′52″W / 33.24389°N 83.93111°W / 33.24389; -83.93111 Sandy Creek 17 08 099 indian springs.jpg
James H. Floyd State Park Chattooga 561 227 34°26′13.83″N 85°20′22.47″W / 34.4371750°N 85.3395750°W / 34.4371750; -85.3395750 Sloppy Floyd Lake James H. Floyd State Park 1.JPG
Kolomoki Mounds State Park Early 1,293 523 31°28′17.28″N 84°55′45.72″W / 31.4714667°N 84.9293667°W / 31.4714667; -84.9293667 Yahola & Kolomoki Lakes Kolomoki-temple-mound.jpg
Laura S. Walker State Park Brantley 626 253 31°8′10.67″N 82°12′36.3″W / 31.1362972°N 82.210083°W / 31.1362972; -82.210083 Laura S. Walker Lake
Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge Telfair 1,360 550 32°5′32.17″N 82°53′49.11″W / 32.0922694°N 82.8969750°W / 32.0922694; -82.8969750 Little Ocmulgee Lake L-Ocmulgee-SP.jpg
Magnolia Springs State Park Jenkins 1,070 430 32°53′12″N 81°57′20″W / 32.88667°N 81.95556°W / 32.88667; -81.95556 Magnolia Springs State Park Lake
Mistletoe State Park Richmond 1,920 780 33°38′37.56″N 82°23′2.7″W / 33.6437667°N 82.384083°W / 33.6437667; -82.384083 Clarks Hill Lake
Moccasin Creek State Park Rabun 32 13 34°49′36.84″N 83°33′18.36″W / 34.8269000°N 83.5551000°W / 34.8269000; -83.5551000 Lake Burton Lake Burton with boat.jpg
Panola Mountain State Park Henry 1,635 662 33°38′7″N 84°10′13″W / 33.63528°N 84.17028°W / 33.63528; -84.17028 Alexander Lake & South River Panola.JPG
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area Stewart 1,003 406 32°3′47.44″N 84°55′11.58″W / 32.0631778°N 84.9198833°W / 32.0631778; -84.9198833 Providence Canyon from rim.jpg
Red Top Mountain State Park Bartow 1,776 719 34°9′5.4″N 84°42′55.8″W / 34.151500°N 84.715500°W / 34.151500; -84.715500 Lake Allatoona Red Top Mountain State Park 1.JPG
Reed Bingham State Park Colquitt 1,613 653 31°10′14.49″N 83°33′16.98″W / 31.1706917°N 83.5547167°W / 31.1706917; -83.5547167 Reed Bingham Lake Reedbinghamlake.JPG
Richard B. Russell State Park Elbert 2,508 1,015 34°10′41.09″N 82°45′40.89″W / 34.1780806°N 82.7613583°W / 34.1780806; -82.7613583 Russell Lake
Seminole State Park Seminole 604 244 30°48′18.61″N 84°52′44.2″W / 30.8051694°N 84.878944°W / 30.8051694; -84.878944 Lake Seminole
Skidaway Island State Park Chatham 588 238 31°56′13.41″N 81°3′7.98″W / 31.9370583°N 81.0522167°W / 31.9370583; -81.0522167 Intracoastal Waterway
Smithgall Woods State Park White 5,664 2,292 34°41′30.57″N 83°46′4.71″W / 34.6918250°N 83.7679750°W / 34.6918250; -83.7679750 Dukes Creek Lodge at Smithgall Woods Conservation Area, April 2017.jpg
Stephen C. Foster State Park Charlton 80 32 30°49′35.86″N 82°22′45.9″W / 30.8266278°N 82.379417°W / 30.8266278; -82.379417 Suwannee River Cypresses on the water.jpg
Sweetwater Creek State Park Douglas 2,549 1,032 33°45′30″N 84°38′10″W / 33.75833°N 84.63611°W / 33.75833; -84.63611 Sweetwater Creek
Tallulah Gorge State Park Rabun, Habersham 2,739 1,108 34°43′30″N 83°22′13″W / 34.72500°N 83.37028°W / 34.72500; -83.37028 Tallulah River Tallulah Gorge view from an overlook, May 2017 1.jpg
Tugaloo State Park Franklin 393 159 34°29′41.37″N 83°4′4.54″W / 34.4948250°N 83.0679278°W / 34.4948250; -83.0679278 Lake Hartwell
Unicoi State Park & Lodge White 1,050 420 34°43′22.92″N 83°43′20.28″W / 34.7230333°N 83.7223000°W / 34.7230333; -83.7223000 Unicoi Lake Unicoi State Park lake, October 2014 2.JPG
Victoria Bryant State Park Franklin 502 203 34°18′4.23″N 83°9′35.52″W / 34.3011750°N 83.1598667°W / 34.3011750; -83.1598667 North Fork of the Broad River
Vogel State Park Union 233 94 34°45′46″N 83°55′40″W / 34.76278°N 83.92778°W / 34.76278; -83.92778 Lake Trahlyta Lake Trahlyta, Vogel State Park, Oct 2016 1.jpg
Watson Mill Bridge State Park Madison 1,118 452 34°1′34″N 83°4′23″W / 34.02611°N 83.07306°W / 34.02611; -83.07306 South Fork of the [[Broad River (Georgia)|Broad River Watson mill state park.jpg

Historic sites

Park name County or Counties Size Location Image
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Chief Vann House State Historic Site Murray 137 55 34°45′47.21″N 84°49′19.14″W / 34.7631139°N 84.8219833°W / 34.7631139; -84.8219833 Chief Vann House, Sept 2017.jpg
Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site Lumpkin 34°31′57.62″N 83°59′5.46″W / 34.5326722°N 83.9848500°W / 34.5326722; -83.9848500 Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site.jpg
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site Bartow 54 22 34°7′40.83″N 84°48′25.42″W / 34.1280083°N 84.8070611°W / 34.1280083; -84.8070611 USA-Georgia-Etowah Indian Mounds-Mound B.jpg
Fort King George State Historic Site McIntosh 12 4.9 31°21′59.18″N 81°24′57.13″W / 31.3664389°N 81.4158694°W / 31.3664389; -81.4158694 Fort King George front, McIntosh County, GA, US.jpg
Fort Morris State Historic Site Liberty 67 27 31°45′36.2″N 81°17′22.14″W / 31.760056°N 81.2894833°W / 31.760056; -81.2894833 Fort Morris mounds (Midway, GA).JPG
Hardman Farm State Historic Site[4] White 173 70 34°41′5.97″N 83°42′29.73″W / 34.6849917°N 83.7082583°W / 34.6849917; -83.7082583
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site Glynn 1,286 520 31°18′18.09″N 81°27′19.83″W / 31.3050250°N 81.4555083°W / 31.3050250; -81.4555083 Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, back view, Glynn County, GA, US.jpg
Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site Monroe 200 81 33°2′53.29″N 83°43′9.93″W / 33.0481361°N 83.7194250°W / 33.0481361; -83.7194250 JPmillComplex (3).JPG
Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site Irwin 13 5.3 31°39′52.38″N 83°23′12.07″W / 31.6645500°N 83.3866861°W / 31.6645500; -83.3866861 JEFFERSON DAVIS CAPTURE SITE.jpg
Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site Thomas 30°50′44.2″N 83°58′58.45″W / 30.845611°N 83.9829028°W / 30.845611; -83.9829028 Thomasville GA Lapham-Patterson vpano02.jpg
New Echota State Historic Site Gordon 200 81 34°32′27.55″N 84°54′33.59″W / 34.5409861°N 84.9093306°W / 34.5409861; -84.9093306 Council House, New Echota, GA July 2017.jpg
Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site Paulding 765 310 33°58′26.41″N 84°45′32.93″W / 33.9740028°N 84.7591472°W / 33.9740028; -84.7591472 Pickett's Mill Battlefield Site, Paulding County, Georgia by George Paul Puvvada.jpg
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island McIntosh 6,110 2,470 31°23′49.57″N 81°16′37.38″W / 31.3971028°N 81.2770500°W / 31.3971028; -81.2770500 RJ Reynolds mansion, Sapelo Island, GA, US.jpg
Robert Toombs House State Historic Site Wilkes 33°44′10.07″N 82°44′1.91″W / 33.7361306°N 82.7338639°W / 33.7361306; -82.7338639 Robert Toombs Home-Washington, Georgia.jpg
Little White House State Historic Site Meriwether 32°52′52.99″N 84°41′15.48″W / 32.8813861°N 84.6876333°W / 32.8813861; -84.6876333 USA-Georgia-Warm Springs-Roosevelt's Little White House.JPG
Traveler's Rest State Historic Site Stephens 4 1.6 34°36′33.26″N 83°14′19.73″W / 34.6092389°N 83.2388139°W / 34.6092389; -83.2388139 Traveler's Rest, Toccoa.jpg
Wormsloe State Historic Site Chatham 822 333 31°58′48.69″N 81°4′9.26″W / 31.9801917°N 81.0692389°W / 31.9801917; -81.0692389 Wormsloe Historic Site, Chatham County, GA, US (36).jpg

Other

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Don Carter State Park". State Parks & Historic Sites. 21 February 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ Omarzu, Tim (May 29, 2013). "Georgia tries to balance cuts with need to draw visitors to state parks". TimesFreePress.com. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Chattahoochee Bend State Park". State Parks & Historic Sites. 3 March 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Georgia Trust". www.georgiatrust.org. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 

External links

  • Georgia state parks
  • Map of Georgia State Parks
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