Frequently Asked Questions

Friends do not have a login for members at this time. To renew your membership, please click here, or renew at any Georgia State Park. 

The GA State ParkPass covers parking in any Georgia State Park, but that's all it includes. There are no additional benefits. With a Friends of GA State Parks and Historic Sites membership, however, you not only get an annual parking pass(es), but you get additional benefits depending on the level of membership you choose. Click here to purchase a Friends membership. 

If you have a reservation coming up within the next 7-10 days you may purchase your membership at the park and they will be able to apply all of your free nights and/or discounts. However, the procedures are a bit complicated due to self-distancing and following CDC guidelines. We suggest calling the park ahead of time to see what protocols are in place. Please let us know if you have any issues or additional questions. Have a wonderful day!

Anyone 62 years or older is eligible for the Senior discount on any Friends membership. 

During your early renewal, please be sure to list the month your current membership expires in the notes section during checkout. This ensures your membership date to start when your previous membership ends. 

If you have misplaced or lost your membership material, please contact our office at 770-383-8900 to verify your account in order to receive a replacement. 

For information regarding your Georgia State Parks Loyalty Program, please visit Any previous RV Club or Geo program members can mail their brochures/ stickers to: 

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Attn: Rewards
2600 Hwy 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Please include your name, address, phone number, and if applicable your rewards ID located on the back of your new rewards card. Stickers must be submitted to the above address before 12/31/18.

Membership discounts such as 10% off overnight stays cannot be combined with other discounts available at the parks such as existing senior discounts or specials.

Your membership should arrive via first class mail in one to two weeks. If you have not received your material by this time frame, please contact our office at 770-383-8900.

If you are interested in upgrading your membership, please contact 770-383-8900. You simply pay the difference between the two levels and our staff will mail the new membership material to you with the existing expiration date.


The blackout dates for free camping for 2020 are:​

  • Thanksgiving: November 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th
  • Christmas: December 24th and 25th 

2021 Holiday dates

Mem Day - Fri May 28th to Mon May 31st 2021

July 4th  - Friday, July 2nd to Sunday July 4th 2021

Labor Day  -  Friday, September 3rd to Sun September 5th 2021

Thanksgiving - Wed Nov 24th to Fri Nov 26th 2021

Christmas - Friday,  Dec 24th to Sunday Dec 26th 2021


2022 Holiday dates:

Memorial Day Holiday dates - Fri May 27th to Sun May 29th, 2022

July 4th Holiday dates - Friday, July 1st to Monday July 4th 2022

Labor Day Holiday dates - Friday, September 2nd to Sun September 4th 2022

Thanksgiving Holiday dates - Wed Nov 23rd to Fri Nov 25th 2022 

Christmas Holiday dates - Friday,  Dec 23rd to Monday Dec 26th   


We reserve the right to change or ammend the blackout dates from time to time without notice.

Additionally, some parks may have blackout dates around certain events.  Be sure to check with the park before making your reservations to be sure.


A Friends of Georgia State Parks membership is recognized at all Georgia state parks and historic sites operated by the Parks & Historic Sites Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  For a complete list, visit

Your free night(s) of camping will be applied when you check in.  Make your reservation as you normally would for camping.  You will need to pay any required deposit(s).  Then, when you check in for your stay, simply present your Friends membership card and your free night(s) will be credited to your stay!


Please be sure to bring your membership card when checking in for your reservation. This is required to redeem the free night of camping!