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Amicalola Falls State Park

280 Amicalola Falls State Park Dr
Dawsonville, 30534

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.

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Black Rock Mountain State Park

272 Toole St
Clayton, 30525

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.

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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.

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Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site

1 Public Square
Dahlonega, 30533

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.

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Don Carter State Park

5000 N Browning Bridge Rd
Gainesville, 30506

Don Carter is Georgia’s newest state park, as well as the first state park on 38,000-acre Lake Lanier. Situated on the north end of the reservoir, the park offers outstanding recreation for water lovers. Guests can stay cool at a large, sand swimming beach with bath house.

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Elijah Clark State Park

PO Box 884
Lincolnton, 30817

Supported by a local Friends chapter, this park is located on the western shore of 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. With its boat ramps and accessible fishing pier, it is especially popular with anglers and boaters.

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Fort Yargo State Park

210 S. Broad St.
Winder, 30680

Supported by a local Friends chapter and located between Atlanta and Athens, this popular park features a 1792 log fort built by settlers for protection against Creek and Cherokee Indians. Today, visitors come to Fort Yargo for its wide variety of outdoor recreation and scenery.

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Hardman Farm Historic Site

PO Box 190
Sautee Nacoochee, 30571

Supported by a local Friends chapter, the 173-acre Hardman Farm is located in historic Sautee Nacoochee, just south of Helen.

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Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area

PO Box 22
Hartwell, 30643

Supported by a local Friends chapter, Hart offers swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing on Lake Hartwell in northeast Georgia. Large mouth bass, hybrid bass, striper, black crappie, bream, rainbow trout and wall-eyed pike can be found in the sparkling waters of this 55,590-acre reservoir.

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