Georgia State Parks and Historic Site Passes

How does a day trip sound? Georgia has over sixty state parks and historic sites, and each has something unique to offer. Need another reason to visit? You can check out a ParkPass kit from your public library which will save you the $5 parking fee at the state parks. The historic site pass gives free admission for up to four visitors.

Indian Mound
You can climb prehistoric mounds built by Native Americans at Kolomoki Mounds State Park and Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site.

It’s easy to plan your visit:

  1. Go to the Georgia State Park website and choose a nearby park or historic site.
  2. Once you find a destination, click the link to that park’s website for activities and special events. You may want to go when you can take a guided nature walk or enjoy another interpretive program such as learning about reptiles. There may be an event fee for some programs so contact the site if unsure. If the park has a lake, check for canoe or paddleboat rentals.
  3. Go to your local library and ask for the state park or historic site pass. You can check it out for one week.

If you’re a teacher, don’t forget that today is the last day to enter the Teacher Appreciation Giveaway for a free membership to  Friends of Georgia State Parks. Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are celebrating their 85th anniversary. Many sites have special events planned to commemorate this milestone. So pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the great Georgia outdoors!

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