Supported by a local Friends chapter, this pretty park west of Augusta is best known for its equestrian facilities, Confederate museum and lakeside group camp. Horseback riders can explore 21 miles of trails and stay overnight in their own campground.
Amicalola Falls State Park
Spectacular scenery and hiking trails make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast.
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Supported by a local Friends chapter, the Black Rock Buddies, Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area
This pretty Outdoor Recreation Area offers water sport enthusiasts easy access to Clarks Hill Lake, the second-largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. The 71,100-acre reservoir is nestled on the Georgia-South Carolina border, north of Augusta.
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Supported by a local Friends chapter, Chattahoochee Bend State Park showcases a spectacular tract of wilderness in northwest Coweta County. Located in a graceful bend of the Chattahoochee River, the park is a haven for paddlers, campers and anglers.
Chief Vann House Historic Site
During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is now Murray County.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Rising Fawn, 30738
Supported by a local Friends chapter and located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and exceptional hiking.
Crooked River State Park
St Marys, 31558
Located on southern tip of Georgia’s Colonial Coast, this park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest. Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river.
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
Supported by a local Friends chapter, the Dahlonega Gold Museum helps guests step back into Georgia's rich history. Dahlonega prospered with this mining activity, and a U.S. Branch Mint opened in 1838, coining more than $6 million in gold before closing in 1861.