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Alexander Stephens State Park
Alexander Stephens State Park
Home of Alexander Stephens, Georgia Representative, Senator, and Governor who served as Vice President of the Confederate States of America
Amicalola Falls State Park
Amicalola Falls State Park
Tallest falls east of the Mississippi, Amicalola is Cherokee for tumbling water. Access to the Appalachian Trail is from this park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Highest altitude of all Georgia state parks, this gem is buried on the Eastern Continental Divide in the northeast corner of the state. Many hiking trails.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
One of the largest urban greenspaces in the United States, the park spans some 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River in and around Atlanta
Chief Vann House Historic Site
Chief Vann House Historic Site
At the start of the 19th Century, James Vann was one of the richest men in the Western Hemisphere. Visit the stately manor of this mixed race Cherokee who owned black slaves and began the rapid acculturation of his tribe.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Cloudland Canyon State Park
On top of historic Lookout Mountain, this park has numerous trails and two tall falls
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Dahlonega Gold Museum
Tells the story of our Nation's first Gold Rush, and the affects it had on North Georgia history
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
Largest of the middle period Moundbuilders settlements, this state park also has a museum about the Mississippian culture.
Fort Mountain State Park
Fort Mountain State Park
High on a mountain in northwest Georgia an enigmatic wall attracts thousands of visitors a week.
James H. 'Sloppy' Floyd State Park
James H. 'Sloppy' Floyd State Park
One of North Georgia's smallest State Parks, Sloppy Floyd is also one of the quietest. A great place for a picnic, camping, hiking or fishing.
Lake Lanier History
Lake Lanier History
History of Lake Lanier including passing the bill in Congress, buying the land, and building Buford Dam
Moccasin Creek State Park
Moccasin Creek State Park
Relax in this camping paradise on the shores of Georgia's Lake Burton. Excellent for hiking, fishing, canoeing, and just killing time.
New Echota Historic Site
New Echota Historic Site
Site of the original Cherokee Capitol, now a state park that includes both original and historic structures
New Echota Walking Tour
New Echota Walking Tour
Picketts Mill State Historic Site
Picketts Mill State Historic Site
Site of the Battle of Picketts Mill
Red Top Mountain State Park
Red Top Mountain State Park
Iron-rich red clay first attracted settlers to the area, but today Red Top draws its visitors from nearby I-75
Smithgall Woods Conservation Area
Smithgall Woods Conservation Area
Lodge and recreation oriented state park on Dukes Creek, site of the earliest discovery of gold in Georgia
Sope Creek Unit
Sope Creek Unit
Steep creek that drops to the Chattahoochee River near the Brevard Fault Line
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Take a trip back to Civil War era Georgia and before, when this five-story mill was the tallest building in the Atlanta area
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Once the biggest tourist attraction in the Southeast, Tallulah Gorge is now a Georgia State Park
Travelers Rest Historic Site
Travelers Rest Historic Site
Journey back to the days of a rock-em' sock-em' Georgia, when this land was the frontier and only the brave journeyed past Augusta.
Unicoi State Park
Unicoi State Park
Just north of the actual route of the Unicoi Turnpike, this state park gets its name from the turnpike that was an early means of transportation in the state.
Vogel State Park
Vogel State Park
In the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Vogel State park is named for a sawmill operator who donated the land to Georgia
Watson Mill Covered Bridge State Park
Watson Mill Covered Bridge State Park
Historic covered bridge and camping
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