August brings both high heat and humidity throughout most of Georgia leaving residents searching for ways to cool off while still enjoying the outdoors. Fortunately, Georgia state park beaches and pools provide families with great opportunities to beat the heat! Lakeside beaches with designated swimming areas are a great option and are free with your Friends membership. Swimming pools are available at Little Ocmulgee, Magnolia Springs, Victoria Bryant, and High Falls (for a small fee). However, hours and days of operation vary so make sure to call ahead before your visit.
Little Ocmulgee's Splash Pad provides kids with hours of great water excitement. Or, if you are looking for a water adventure, grab the kids and head to your state park's creeks and rivers as you search for crawdads, salamanders, and other water critters.
For those who are ready for a staycation, George T. Bagby State Park has a pool available for their lodge guests. These fantastic options provide ways for you to not only stay cool this August, but provide some great exercise and recreational opportunities at your Georgia state parks.