C - The Lounger

You are the type of traveler who knows that after a long drive, there’s nothing better than kicking your feet up by the lake. A vacation is supposed to be relaxing, right? These parks are known for their great facilities and laid-back atmosphere. Elijah Clark State Park’s campground sits on Clarks Hill Lake, so there are plenty of great waterfront sites to choose from. If you’re more into lodge accommodations, Georgia Veterans State Park has a dining room and bar for an evening overlooking beautiful Lake Blackshear. Slow down at some of the parks below.

Smithgall Woods State Park

  • Elegant mountain cottages
  • Catch-and-release trout fishing
  • Dukes Creek and waterfalls
  • Creekside picnicking

Florence Marina State Park

  • 45,000-acre Lake Walter F. George
  • Cottages and campsites
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Birding

Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island

  • Historic mansion with meals included
  • Beach and lighthouse
  • Small barrier island with abundant birding
  • Unique destination along Georgia's famed Colonial Coast

Moccasin Creek State Park

  • Lounge by the shores of Lake Burton
  • Kayak, canoe and paddleboard
  • Explore local waterfalls

Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge

  • Longleaf pine forest and sandhills
  • Lodge and lakeside cabins
  • Swimming pool, splash pad and lake beach
  • Lakeside picnic areas
  • Golf

Mistletoe State Park

  • Lounge on a sandy beach
  • Fisherman’s cabin with a private dock
  • Birding
  • Nature trails
  • Campground with spectacular sunset and sunrise views

Don Carter State Park

  • Quiet spot on Lake Lanier
  • Walking trails through hardwood forest
  • Cozy cabins for overnight getaways
  • Boating
  • Fishing

Georgia Veteran’s State Park

  • Lake Blackshear Resort
  • Dining
  • Boating
  • Golf

Tugaloo State Park

  • Glamping yurts
  • Cottages with a lake view
  • Sandy swimming beach 
  • Fishing on Lake Hartwell
  • Boating

George T. Bagby State Park

  • Sandy swimming beach
  • Fishing on Lake Walter F. George
  • Cottages
  • Restaurant
  • Golf

Dames Ferry State Park

  • Boating and fishing on Lake Juliette
  • Lakeside camping
  • Picnic shelters

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