List of Georgia state parks

USA Georgia State Parks

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 ParkWashington1,177 47633°33′44.16″N 82°53′44.56″W / 33.5622667°N 82.8957111°W / 33.5622667; -82.8957111Alexander Stevens State Park Lake
Amicalola Falls State Park & LodgeDawson829 33534°34′34.11″N 84°14′10.5″W / 34.5761417°N 84.236250°W / 34.5761417; -84.236250Amicalola Falls
Black Rock Mountain State ParkRabun1,743 70534°54′34″N 83°24′55″W / 34.90944°N 83.41528°W / 34.90944; -83.41528Black Rock Lake
Chattahoochee Bend State Park[3]Coweta2,910 1,18033°25′58.05″N 84°59′10.13″W / 33.4327917°N 84.9861472°W / 33.4327917; -84.9861472Chattahoochee River
Cloudland Canyon State ParkDade3,488 1,41234°48′57.96″N 85°29′21.12″W / 34.8161000°N 85.4892000°W / 34.8161000; -85.4892000Hemlock Falls
Crooked River State ParkCamden500 20030°50′35″N 81°33′29″W / 30.84306°N 81.55806°W / 30.84306; -81.55806Intracoastal Waterway
Don Carter State Park[1] Hall1,316 53334°23′5.44″N 83°44′35.68″W / 34.3848444°N 83.7432444°W / 34.3848444; -83.7432444Lake Lanier
Elijah Clark State ParkLincoln447 18133°51′16.2″N 82°25′10.54″W / 33.854500°N 82.4195944°W / 33.854500; -82.4195944Clarks Hill Lake
F. D. Roosevelt State ParkHarris, Meriwether9,049 3,66232°49′55″N 84°48′29″W / 32.83194°N 84.80806°W / 32.83194; -84.80806
Florence Marina State ParkStewart173 7032°5′26.88″N 85°2′35.99″W / 32.0908000°N 85.0433306°W / 32.0908000; -85.0433306Walter F. George Lake
Fort McAllister State ParkBryan1,725 69831°53′28″N 81°11′46″W / 31.89111°N 81.19611°W / 31.89111; -81.19611Ogeechee River & Atlantic Ocean
Fort Mountain State ParkMurray3,712 1,50234°45′39.3″N 84°42′25.8″W / 34.760917°N 84.707167°W / 34.760917; -84.707167Fort Mountain Lake
Fort Yargo State ParkBarrow1,816 73533°58′10.64″N 83°43′46.6″W / 33.9696222°N 83.729611°W / 33.9696222; -83.729611Fort Yargo Lake
General Coffee State ParkCoffee1,511 61131°31′26.4″N 82°46′1.2″W / 31.524000°N 82.767000°W / 31.524000; -82.767000
George L. Smith State ParkEmanuel1,634 66132°33′43.2″N 82°6′46.8″W / 32.562000°N 82.113000°W / 32.562000; -82.113000Parish Pond
George T. Bagby State ParkClay700 28031°39′57.6″N 85°3′25.2″W / 31.666000°N 85.057000°W / 31.666000; -85.057000Walter F. George Lake
Georgia Veterans State ParkCrisp1,308 52931°57′23″N 83°54′58″W / 31.95639°N 83.91611°W / 31.95639; -83.91611Lake Blackshear
Gordonia-Alatamaha State ParkTattnall662 26832°5′31.51″N 82°8′9.61″W / 32.0920861°N 82.1360028°W / 32.0920861; -82.1360028Altamaha River
Hamburg State ParkWarren741 30033°12′28.37″N 82°47′20.05″W / 33.2078806°N 82.7889028°W / 33.2078806; -82.7889028Hamburg Mill Pond
Hard Labor Creek State ParkMorgan5,804 2,34933°39′49.88″N 83°36′22.15″W / 33.6638556°N 83.6061528°W / 33.6638556; -83.6061528Hard Labor Creek
Hart State Outdoor Recreation AreaHart147 5934°22′35.16″N 82°54′38.4″W / 34.3764333°N 82.910667°W / 34.3764333; -82.910667Lake Hartwell
High Falls State ParkMonroe1,050 42033°10′44.31″N 84°1′10.73″W / 33.1789750°N 84.0196472°W / 33.1789750; -84.0196472Towaliga River
Indian Springs State ParkButts528 21433°14′38″N 83°55′52″W / 33.24389°N 83.93111°W / 33.24389; -83.93111Sandy Creek
James H. Floyd State ParkChattooga561 22734°26′13.83″N 85°20′22.47″W / 34.4371750°N 85.3395750°W / 34.4371750; -85.3395750Sloppy Floyd Lake
Kolomoki Mounds State ParkEarly1,293 52331°28′17.28″N 84°55′45.72″W / 31.4714667°N 84.9293667°W / 31.4714667; -84.9293667Yahola & Kolomoki Lakes
Laura S. Walker State ParkBrantley626 25331°8′10.67″N 82°12′36.3″W / 31.1362972°N 82.210083°W / 31.1362972; -82.210083Laura S. Walker Lake
Little Ocmulgee State Park & LodgeTelfair1,360 55032°5′32.17″N 82°53′49.11″W / 32.0922694°N 82.8969750°W / 32.0922694; -82.8969750Little Ocmulgee Lake
Magnolia Springs State ParkJenkins1,070 43032°53′12″N 81°57′20″W / 32.88667°N 81.95556°W / 32.88667; -81.95556Magnolia Springs State Park Lake
Mistletoe State ParkRichmond1,920 78033°38′37.56″N 82°23′2.7″W / 33.6437667°N 82.384083°W / 33.6437667; -82.384083Clarks Hill Lake
Moccasin Creek State ParkRabun32 1334°49′36.84″N 83°33′18.36″W / 34.8269000°N 83.5551000°W / 34.8269000; -83.5551000Lake Burton
Panola Mountain State ParkHenry1,635 66233°38′7″N 84°10′13″W / 33.63528°N 84.17028°W / 33.63528; -84.17028Alexander Lake & South River
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation AreaStewart1,003 40632°3′47.44″N 84°55′11.58″W / 32.0631778°N 84.9198833°W / 32.0631778; -84.9198833
Red Top Mountain State ParkBartow1,776 71934°9′5.4″N 84°42′55.8″W / 34.151500°N 84.715500°W / 34.151500; -84.715500Lake Allatoona
Reed Bingham State ParkColquitt1,613 65331°10′14.49″N 83°33′16.98″W / 31.1706917°N 83.5547167°W / 31.1706917; -83.5547167Reed Bingham Lake
Richard B. Russell State ParkElbert2,508 1,01534°10′41.09″N 82°45′40.89″W / 34.1780806°N 82.7613583°W / 34.1780806; -82.7613583Russell Lake
Seminole State ParkSeminole604 24430°48′18.61″N 84°52′44.2″W / 30.8051694°N 84.878944°W / 30.8051694; -84.878944Lake Seminole
Skidaway Island State ParkChatham588 23831°56′13.41″N 81°3′7.98″W / 31.9370583°N 81.0522167°W / 31.9370583; -81.0522167Intracoastal Waterway
Smithgall Woods State ParkWhite5,664 2,29234°41′30.57″N 83°46′4.71″W / 34.6918250°N 83.7679750°W / 34.6918250; -83.7679750Dukes Creek
Stephen C. Foster State Park Charlton80 3230°49′35.86″N 82°22′45.9″W / 30.8266278°N 82.379417°W / 30.8266278; -82.379417Suwannee River
Sweetwater Creek State ParkDouglas2,549 1,03233°45′30″N 84°38′10″W / 33.75833°N 84.63611°W / 33.75833; -84.63611 Sweetwater Creek
Tallulah Gorge State ParkRabun, Habersham2,739 1,10834°43′30″N 83°22′13″W / 34.72500°N 83.37028°W / 34.72500; -83.37028Tallulah River
Tugaloo State ParkFranklin393 15934°29′41.37″N 83°4′4.54″W / 34.4948250°N 83.0679278°W / 34.4948250; -83.0679278 Lake Hartwell
Unicoi State Park & LodgeWhite1,050 42034°43′22.92″N 83°43′20.28″W / 34.7230333°N 83.7223000°W / 34.7230333; -83.7223000Unicoi Lake
Victoria Bryant State ParkFranklin502 20334°18′4.23″N 83°9′35.52″W / 34.3011750°N 83.1598667°W / 34.3011750; -83.1598667North Fork of the Broad River
Vogel State ParkUnion233 9434°45′46″N 83°55′40″W / 34.76278°N 83.92778°W / 34.76278; -83.92778Lake Trahlyta
Watson Mill Bridge State ParkMadison1,118 45234°1′34″N 83°4′23″W / 34.02611°N 83.07306°W / 34.02611; -83.07306South Fork of the Broad River

Historic sites

Park name County or Counties Size Location Image
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Chief Vann House State Historic SiteMurray137 5534°45′47.21″N 84°49′19.14″W / 34.7631139°N 84.8219833°W / 34.7631139; -84.8219833
Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic SiteLumpkin34°31′57.62″N 83°59′5.46″W / 34.5326722°N 83.9848500°W / 34.5326722; -83.9848500
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic SiteBartow54 2234°7′40.83″N 84°48′25.42″W / 34.1280083°N 84.8070611°W / 34.1280083; -84.8070611
Fort King George State Historic SiteMcIntosh12 4.931°21′59.18″N 81°24′57.13″W / 31.3664389°N 81.4158694°W / 31.3664389; -81.4158694
Fort Morris State Historic SiteLiberty67 2731°45′36.2″N 81°17′22.14″W / 31.760056°N 81.2894833°W / 31.760056; -81.2894833
Hardman Farm State Historic Site[4]White173 7034°41′5.97″N 83°42′29.73″W / 34.6849917°N 83.7082583°W / 34.6849917; -83.7082583
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic SiteGlynn1,286 52031°18′18.09″N 81°27′19.83″W / 31.3050250°N 81.4555083°W / 31.3050250; -81.4555083
Jarrell Plantation State Historic SiteMonroe200 8133°2′53.29″N 83°43′9.93″W / 33.0481361°N 83.7194250°W / 33.0481361; -83.7194250
Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic SiteIrwin13 5.331°39′52.38″N 83°23′12.07″W / 31.6645500°N 83.3866861°W / 31.6645500; -83.3866861
Lapham-Patterson House State Historic SiteThomas30°50′44.2″N 83°58′58.45″W / 30.845611°N 83.9829028°W / 30.845611; -83.9829028
New Echota State Historic SiteGordon200 8134°32′27.55″N 84°54′33.59″W / 34.5409861°N 84.9093306°W / 34.5409861; -84.9093306
Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic SitePaulding765 31033°58′26.41″N 84°45′32.93″W / 33.9740028°N 84.7591472°W / 33.9740028; -84.7591472
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo IslandMcIntosh6,110 2,47031°23′49.57″N 81°16′37.38″W / 31.3971028°N 81.2770500°W / 31.3971028; -81.2770500
Robert Toombs House State Historic SiteWilkes33°44′10.07″N 82°44′1.91″W / 33.7361306°N 82.7338639°W / 33.7361306; -82.7338639
Little White House State Historic SiteMeriwether32°52′52.99″N 84°41′15.48″W / 32.8813861°N 84.6876333°W / 32.8813861; -84.6876333
Traveler's Rest State Historic SiteStephens4 1.634°36′33.26″N 83°14′19.73″W / 34.6092389°N 83.2388139°W / 34.6092389; -83.2388139
Wormsloe State Historic SiteChatham822 33331°58′48.69″N 81°4′9.26″W / 31.9801917°N 81.0692389°W / 31.9801917; -81.0692389

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See also

References

  1. 1 2 "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.
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